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Bangladesh: State minister rules out environmental hazards May 06, 2016   |  Source: The Daily Star  | Copyright: 2016 / thedailystar.net

World's largest mangrove forest Sundarbans would not face any environmental hazard because of setting up the Rampal Power Plant, Nasrul Hamid, state minister for power, energy and mineral resources, told parliament yesterday. He also said according to a f...

Sri Lanka: Navy arrests 14 local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing May 06, 2016   |  Source: News.lk  | Copyright: The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka 2016

Sri Lanka Navy Tuesday (May 03) has arrested 14 local fishermen in four separate incidents for allegedly engaged in illegal fishing practices. Naval personnel attached to SLNS Buwaneka apprehended five fishermen engaged in illegal fishing activities in th...

India: 272 Indian fishermen lodged in foreign jails: V.K. Singh May 06, 2016   |  Source: Outlook India

As many as 272 Indian fishermen are currently lodged in foreign jails, including 220 in Pakistan and 34 in Sri Lanka, government said today. Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh told the Rajya Sabha that the main reason for frequent arrest of ...

Goa: Tourism a hindrance to marine ecology: study by Prakash Kamat May 06, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The failure of the State’s multiple agencies dealing with eco-system conservation, tourism and fisheries to have a coordinated initiative to regulate various marine activities off the Goan coast is threatening the rich bio-diversity and marine life in t...

Goa: Marine fish landings in Goa reduced by around 55%: CMFRI by Nida Sayed May 06, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Goa's performance in overall marine fish production was unimpressive with Goa having shared only 2% of the total marine fish landings in India in 2015, with a contribution of 68,561 tonnes. Compared to the landings in 2014, the marine fish landings in Goa...

Kerala: Shark's big score: A 100 tonnes! by Rochelle DSouza May 06, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

The landing, estimated at around 100 tonnes of sharks, included species like oceanic white tip sharks (the most abundant species in Thursday's catch), requiem sharks, hammer heads, threshers, mackerel sharks and hound sharks. According to scientists from ...

Tamil Nadu: Sea erosion: fishermen pin hopes on national-level leaders May 06, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Sea erosion is a cause for concern for fishermen living in coastal villages in Kanyakumari district. Now, election fever has gripped the district, where national parties such as the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party are stronger than or as strong as...

Tamil Nadu: Chennai’s Kamarajar Port illegally expanding and destroying the Ennore creek, say activists by Malavika Balasubramanian May 06, 2016   |  Source: The News Minute  | Copyright: 2015 www.thenewsminute.com

When the Kamarajar Port, situated on the Ennore creek, commenced business on 22 June 2001, little did the neighbouring fishing hamlets know they would be robbed off their health and livelihood in a few years. Today, fifteen years down the lane, the port a...

Andhra Pradesh: Drying Pulicat Lake in need of Andhra Pradesh's notice by Pathri Rajasekhar May 06, 2016   |  Source: Deccan Chronicle  | Copyright: 2015 Deccan Chronicle.

The Pulicat Lake, which is located both in Nellore district, AP, and Tiruvallur district, Tamil Nadu, has dried up totally on its northern side in AP, depriving many thousand people of a livelihood. About 40,000 people, living in 34 villages on the banks...

Bangladesh: Bangladesh's role in tackling climate change by Saleemul Huq May 06, 2016   |  Source: The Daily Star  | Copyright: 2016 / thedailystar.net

In the last week of April, nearly two hundred international participants from over forty countries, along with a hundred participants from Bangladesh, attended the 10th International Conference on Community Based Adaptation (CBA10) at the Independent Univ...

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