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India: Fish markets in India driven by bycatch and sustained by subsidies by Monika Mondal October 14, 2021   |  Source: Mongabay

Twenty years ago, when Gurul Mangellpeli (45) used to go fishing, he would find many varieties of fishes such as pulusa (Indian shad), erameenu (Emperor), karava (Lethrinus) and more, just 20km from the shoreline. “Now the fishes are to be brought from ...

Handbook on Fisheries Statistics of 2020, published by Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying October 14, 2021   |  Source: Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying

The fourteenth edition of the Handbook on Fisheries Statistics 2020 contains the latest information on various domains of fisheries sector namely, fish production and productivity, disposition of fish catch, consumption of fish, fisheries economy, expendi...

India: Analysing core indicators of decent work for the Indian fisheries sector: Do richer states perform better? October 14, 2021   |  Source: EPW

The International Labour Organization included the concept of decent work in the Sustainable Development Goals to address concerns about workplace conditions, especially in developing countries. Among the different sectors of any developing economy, agric...

India: Sri Lanka Navy arrests 23 Indian fishermen, seize 5 trawlers for alleged poaching October 14, 2021   |  Source: Odisha TV

The Sri Lankan Navy has arrested 23 Indian fishermen and seized two trawlers for allegedly poaching in the country's territorial waters, an official statement said on Thursday. The Navy arrested the fishermen off the coast of Vettilaikeni in the northern ...

Kerala and Lakshadweep Islands: Kerala on orange alert; fishing prohibited in the coast by Anju M U October 14, 2021   |  Source: Krishijagran

Warning issued to Fishermen not to venture into coasts of Kerala and Lakshadweep as Heavy rainfall is likely to lash in Kerala for the next five days. Under the influence of cyclonic circulation formed in the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal, the Indian Mete...

Nepal: Bote community demands unhindered access to fish in Chitwan park rivers by Ramesh Kumar Paudel October 14, 2021   |  Source: The Kathmandu Post

Members of the Bote community living in Chitwan National Park have once again requested the authorities to allow them to resume fishing in nearby rivers and rivulets. Members of the fishing community have asked the government not to interfere in their tra...

Goa: The full-fledged cry of traditional Goan fishermen to a fisherman from Karnataka who had crossed over illegally, that there is no fish in Goa’s waters October 14, 2021   |  Source: Herald

The full-fledged cry of traditional Goan fishermen to a fisherman from Karnataka who had crossed over illegally, that there is no fish in Goa’s waters, is a shame on everyone who claims to be a decision-maker and leader in Goa. These fishermen have been...

Kerala: KSCADC reaches out to households in Kollam district with value-added fish products October 14, 2021   |  Source: UNI India

Kerala State Coastal Area Development Corporation Limited (KSCADC) is reaching out to households in select places in Kollam district with a wide variety of value-added fish products through its MIMI mobile app. KSADC’s fish pickles, fried fish, chammant...

Maharashtra: To combat depletion in fish population, calendar helps promote informed consumption by Sanjana Bhalerao October 14, 2021   |  Source: The Indian Express

Although most seafood consumers know that fishing is banned in the monsoon and many avoid eating seafood during this period, that knowledge is not enough to promote sustainable consumption, according to the co-founders of ‘Know Your Fish’, a website t...

World News: Kunming Declaration Declaration from the High-Level Segment of the UN Biodiversity Conference 2020 (Part 1) under the theme: “Ecological Civilization: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth” ?Final Draft? October 13, 2021   |  Source: CBD

We, the Ministers and other heads of delegations, having met in Kunming, Yunnan Province, People's Republic of China, in person, and remotely, on 12 and 13 October 2021, on the occasion of the United Nations Biodiversity Conference,1 at the invitation of ...

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