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Kerala: Fishers fight a losing battle July 22, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

For fishers in the state, the timing couldn’t be worse. The closure of four major fishing harbours -- Munambam, Kalamukku, Thoppumpady and Chellanam - along with two major markets, Aluva and Chambakkara, as Covid-19 containing measures, has spelt doom ...

Kerala: Lockdown in Kerala’s coastal regions hits seafood shipments to overseas markets by V Sajeev Kumar July 22, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line

The current lockdown in Kerala’s coastal areas due to rising Covid cases has had its toll on seafood shipments and exporters say that “movement has virtually come to a standstill” following the suspension of operations in processing units. “We hav...

Tamil Nadu: Kasimedu fishing harbour timings changed to avoid overcrowding July 22, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

After Saturday’s fiasco when the Kasimedu fishing harbour was overcrowded, sale timings have been changed. Fish will be sold to wholesalers and mid-sized retailers from 3 a.m. to 8 a.m. Fisheries Minister D. Jayakumar said boats would be parked at demar...

Pakistan: Life and livelihood: Fisherman turned needle maker July 22, 2020   |  Source: The International News

Mumtaz Shaikh, a small fishing boat owner in Rehri Mayan, one of the largest fishermen localities in Karachi, is among many people, who have left his profession and shifted to another source of income. “I sold my boat eight years back after realising th...

Myanmar: Denmark funded community centres for fishermen in Tanintharyi and Rakhine state in Myanmar by Zazithorn Ruengchinda July 22, 2020   |  Source: Scand Asia

The Danish embassy in Denmark announced a progression on a project to establishes community centres for fishing families in Tanintharyi and Rakhine state on 16 July 2020. The coastal communities in Tanintharyi and Rakhine were enabled to keep working on t...

Goa: Ban fish import till Covid crisis over July 22, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

The local fishermen (ramponkars) associations of South Goa have vociferously demanded that no fish vehicles from outside the state be allowed into the state until the Covid crisis gets over, and that until then, the local catch be allowed to be sold in th...

Goa: Cutbona boat owners to start work on Sept 1 July 22, 2020   |  Source: Goa.Com

The Cutbona Boat Owners Association and Fishermen Society together held a meeting to finalise the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and unanimously decided start their business operations from September 1 instead of August 1. This included the fishing b...

Nagaland: Kohima village fish farmers receive aquaculture inputs July 22, 2020   |  Source: The Morung Express

Thirty fish farmers of Kohima village under Kohima District received aquaculture inputs such as fish seeds, fish feeds and enclosure nets on July 3. As per a report from the DIPR, the inputs were distributed by the Department of Fisheries & Aquatic Resour...

India: Italian marines case: How the UN court order leaves India at sea July 21, 2020   |  Source: The Federal

When Valentine Jelastine and Ajish Pinku set sail from Neendakara fishing harbour in Kollam on February 15, 2012, they had no idea they wouldn’t return home alive. That night, the two fishermen were killed in rifle fire by two Italian navy marines who w...

Kerala: Hundreds of houses flooded in sea erosion at Chellanam, a COVID-19 cluster in Kerala July 21, 2020   |  Source: The News Minute

Ever since the Ockhi cyclone hit this coastal village in 2017, sea erosion had become an annual disaster for thousands of people in the panchayat. Video is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng_sAv0cWOI&feature=youtu.be

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