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Karnataka: Panel to design modalities for sand extraction in CRZ areas June 24, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The district administration on Wednesday constituted a committee to recommend measures to be taken to reintroduce traditional sand extraction from rivers in Coastal Regulatory Zone (CRZ) areas within a fortnight. Chairing a meeting on sand extraction here...

Karnataka: Uniform fishing policy in the offing, says new minister June 24, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India City  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Newly appointed minister of state for fisheries and youth affairs and sports, Pramod Madhwaraj on Thursday said there is a serious effort to bring about a comprehensive fishing policy in the state.After taking charge on Thursday, Madhwaraj said as a publi...

Kerala: Narrow escape for fishers June 24, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Two fishermen on board a mechanised boat had a miraculous escape after the vessel capsized near Kanjiramkulam on Thursday. The fishermen, Sahaya Rubert and Sesh Adhima, both from Marthandam, had ventured into the sea on Thursday morning and were engaged i...

Kerala: Concern over dwindling sardine catch June 24, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Sardines used to form the major catch for traditional fishermen who ventured out to sea during the trawl ban in Kerala’s coastal waters. But the availability of sardines has declined to alarming levels, affecting the livelihood of hundreds of fishermen....

Tamil Nadu: Sri Lankan Navy Damages Tamil Nadu Fishermen' Gear June 24, 2016   |  Source: NDTV  | Copyright: NDTV Convergence Limited 2016.

Sri Lankan Naval personnel allegedly entered Indian waters and damaged fishing equipment of a group of fishermen from here near fifth sand dune in the Palk Strait today. Lankan Naval personnel also detained a boat belonging to the fishermen for about an h...

Tamil Nadu: High Court dismisses plea to ensure fishing rights in Katchatheevu waters June 24, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The Madras High Court on Thursday dismissed as not maintainable a plea seeking a direction to the Union government to enforce the 1974 agreement between India and Sri Lanka in letter and spirit to ensure fishing rights of Indian fishermen in the internati...

West Bengal: With monsoon approaching, Bengal can't wait for its favourite Hilsa by Indrajit Kundu June 24, 2016   |  Source: India Today  | Copyright: 2016 Living Media India Limited.

While the whole country eagerly waits for the monsoon to arrive, there is one reason which makes the wait for Bengalis a little more special. For months now, Bengalis across the country have been praying for the rain Gods to arrive. The reason - a good mo...

India: Consult fishermen before building ports: Draft policy by Sanjeeb Mukherjee June 23, 2016   |  Source: Business Standard  | Copyright: 2015 Business Standard Private Ltd.

Any big port project in India should not go through before consulting fisherfolk residing in the area, as their livelihood would get hit because of erosion or accretion of the coastline, says the draft National Policy on Marine Fisheries. Put in the publi...

Uttarakhand: Climate change plan for Uttarakhand approved by Centre by Seema Sharma June 23, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India City  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Uttarakhand's action plan on climate change was on Monday approved by the Union government. The aim of the plan is to achieve development in an "environment caring manner" so that the progress is sustainable. The Uttarakhand Action Plan on Climate Change ...

India: Dams and Displacements June 23, 2016   |  Source : The Sequitur

Once Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India and the architect of modern India, while inaugurating the Bhakra Dam described dams as ‘temples of modern India’. But the tragedy that struck diversion tunnel No.3 of the Tehri Dam on Au...

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