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India: How conscious choices made by consumers could protect both fish and fishermen January 20, 2020   |  Source: Scroll.In

Eco India, Episode 56: How conscious choices made by consumers could protect both fish and fishermen. Full video is available at: https://youtu.be/JMPZWFjB8wk

India: Govt drafting fisheries policy with `45,000 cr budget January 20, 2020   |  Source: The Navhind Times

The government is drafting first national fisheries policy with a budget of Rs 45,000 crore for next five years to promote marine fishery, acquaculture and mariculture, official sources said. The only existing policy is on marine fisheries from which the ...

Kerala: State minister urges fisheries sector to pay more attention to social issues by Toan Dao January 20, 2020   |  Source: Seafood Source

The fisheries minister of India’s southern state of Kerala is calling on the region’s fisheries sector to push its sustainable development toward serving people. During the third international symposium on marine ecosystems, held at India’s Central ...

Maharashtra: Canoe with 8 capsizes in Wainganga, 2 drown by Mazhar Ali January 20, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

Two persons drowned while six others had close shave after a canoe capsized midstream in Wainganga river separating Chandrapur and Gadchiroli districts on Tuesday morning. Rescue team from disaster management cell failed to recover the bodies despite inte...

Assam: Workshop on Brahmaputra river islands January 20, 2020   |  Source: Telegraph India

Experts working with community in three river islands — Majuli (Majuli district), Chalakura Char (Dhubri district) and Kobu Chapori (Dhemaji district) — in the Brahmaputra have urged both the government and NGOs to treat the islands and their people a...

World News: The narrative that fish stocks are declining around the world, that fisheries management is failing is s totally wrong January 20, 2020   |  Source: NCEAS

Nearly half of the fish caught worldwide are from stocks that are scientifically monitored and, on average, these stocks are increasing in abundance. According to a new global analysis, effective management appears to be the main reason these stocks are a...

World News: UN warns of ''much extreme weather'' ahead after hottest decade on record January 20, 2020   |  Source: Outlook India

The past decade has been the hottest on record, the UN said Wednesday, warning that the higher temperatures were expected to fuel numerous extreme weather events in 2020 and beyond. The World Meteorological Organisation, which based its findings on analys...

Myanmar: The abuse behind Myanmar's fish paste industry January 20, 2020   |  Source: Frontier Myanmar

A DEJECTED Daw Myint Myint San was sitting in the small room of the labour office in Ayeyarwady Region’s Pyapon Township, nodding as if she understood what the labour officer was saying. The labour officer, a woman, was brandishing a book of labour law ...

Karnataka: Timeless Karwar beach nowa ‘zone’ of contention January 20, 2020   |  Source: Deccan Herald

The scenic beach, where poet Rabindranath Tagore wrote his first drama Prakritir Pratishodh, is now a ‘zone of contention’ between fishermen and the government. As boulders are being dumped on the Rabindranath Tagore beach in Karwar for building a bre...

Odisha: Fishing boats collide at sea January 20, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Eighteen fishermen had a narrow escape at sea when two fishing boats collided due to poor visibility caused by dense fog near Odisha’s Gopalpur on Sunday morning. Four were injured but all of them swam ashore. Later other fishermen from the coast salvag...



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