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Puducherry: Coast Guard rescues 11 fishermen June 29, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India City  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Indian Coast Guard personnel rescued 11 Indian fishermen, who were stranded in sea after their boat developed a technical snag, said statement issued on Monday. Indian Coast Guard ship Ameya received a distress message from Maritime Rescue and Coordinatio...

Goa: GRE, NFF slam Centre over proposed tweak to CRZ June 29, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India City  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Secretary of National Fishworkers' Forum (NFF) and the joint general secretary of Goenchea Ramponkaranchea Ekvott (GRE), Olencio Simoes, has slammed the Union ministry for environment, forest and climate change (MOEF&CC) for allegedly deviously planning t...

Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Fishermen advised to avail subsidy on safety equipments June 29, 2016   |  Source: The Echo of India  | Copyright: Echo of India

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Govt. of India implements a Central Sector component “Safety of Fishermen at Sea” under the scheme “Development of Marine Fisheries Infrastructu...

Myanmar: Myanmar kids prep for homecoming in Thailand's ‘Little Burma June 29, 2016   |  Source: The Nation  | Copyright: 2007 www.nationmultimedia.com Thailand

Enrollment at the school, the first in the fishing hub of Samut Sakhon to offer a Myanmar curriculum including reading and writing, is surging as migrants wearied by the poor pay and low status in Thailand eye a return home. For the 400 five to 15-year-ol...

India: India consider umbrella legislation on climate change by Anubhuti Vishnoi June 28, 2016   |  Source: The Economic Times  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

India is considering the possibility of bringing an umbrella legislation on climate change to move ahead towards the ratification of the Paris climate agreement—a legacy that the US President Barack Obama wants to leave before his term draws to an end. ...

Tamil Nadu: Kamarajar Port to train fishermen on deep sea fishing June 28, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India City  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

The state-run Kamarajar Port Ltd (KPL) at Ennore here has proposed to train fishermen on deep sea fishing, fish breeding, fishing technologies, a top official said. "KPL is planning to identify immediate and long term sustainable projects and assess the n...

Kerala and Tamil Nadu: Kerala, TN warned against maritime trespass June 28, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The Central government has issued a stern warning to Kerala and Tamil Nadu against the repeated maritime trespass by fishing vessels from the two States into the waters off the British island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. A meeting convened by the ...

Goa: Goa fishermen threaten to disrupt BRICS meet June 28, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu Business Line.

The All-Goa Fishermen’s Union (AGFU), the umbrella body of various fishing and traditional coastal communities, on Monday issued an ultimatum to the Centre that if the projects such as dredging of Mondovi and Zuari, Betul, satellite port proposed for Go...

Maharashtra: Bombay High Court criticizes Maharashtra govt for not identifying wetlands in state June 28, 2016   |  Source: The Indian Express  | Copyright: 2016 The Indian Express [P] Ltd.

The Bombay High Court today came down heavily on Maharashtra government for failing to perform its duty of identifying wetlands in the state and instead seeking modification of a 2013 order of HC banning construction on wetlands. A division bench of Justi...

India: Comments on second draft statement on National Policy on Marine Fisheries by NFF June 28, 2016   |  Source : NFF

When on June 1st, the meet of the drafting committee for the National Fisheries Policy happened in Delhi under your Chairmanship, you had been kind to invite us, representatives of the fisher communities from various Coastal States to participate 5th meet...

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