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West Bengal: Plastic unit pollutes canals, fish farms October 20, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India City  | Copyright: 2016 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Toxic sludge being released by an illegal plastic factory into the canals that feed fish farms in East Kolkata Wetlands has triggered concern among ecologists. Not only is the toxic waste affecting fish workers, there are fears of chemicals entering our f...

Tamil Nadu: Three fishermen return from Kuwait by Aditi R October 18, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Three fishermen, who were stuck in Kuwait for over a year, arrived at the Chennai International Airport on Sunday morning. The fishermen were among 11 others about whom the State government had written to the Centre urging them to be repatriated. “Eight...

Andhra Pradesh: High Court stays eviction of Bhimili fishermen October 18, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India City  | Copyright: 2016 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Justice A Rajasekhar Reddy of the Hyderabad High Court has directed the Visakhapatnam district revenue authorities not to take any coercive steps against fishermen families in Chepala Timmapuram near Bheemunipatnam of Vishakhapatnam district, aimed at evi...

Telangana: Fish seeds to be given to fishermen: Pocharam Srinivas Reddy October 18, 2016   |  Source: The Hans India  | Copyright: 2016 Hyderabad Media House Limited/The Hans India.

Minister for Agriculture and Cooperatives Pocharam Srinivas Reddy said that tenders would be called for the purchase of fish seeds to be given to the fishermen. Participating in an awareness camp held for the fishermen at the Pragathi Bhawan here on Satur...

Daman and diu: Fishing in troubled waters by Mahesh Langa and Jacob Koshy October 18, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Sanjay Lalji, 28, unloads fish from a mid-sized mechanised trawler at Vanakbara fishing harbour near Diu after a 12-day fishing trip to Goa. As he and his co-workers unload more than three tonnes of fish from the trawler, he gets a message on his mobile p...

Goa: National Fishworkers Forum (NFF), Goenchea Ramponkarancho Ekvott (GRE) oppose river dredging October 18, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India City  | Copyright: 2016 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

The general secretary of the National Fishworkers Forum (NFF), Narendra Patil, has opposed the government’s plans to dredge the rivers and canals across India, including the Mandovi, Zuari, Chapora, Mapusa and Sal rivers of Goa, for developing the inlan...

India: Fishworkers forum warns over signing of MoU for inland waterways development October 18, 2016   |  Source: The Navhind Times  | Copyright: www.navhindtimes.in 2011

The national fishworkers forum secretary Narendra Patil said that the state government’s plan to develop inland waterways under Sagar Mala project will not help the common man and fishing communities, but only the corporates. The forum has warned the st...

Karnataka: Cases booked against 24 fish-carrying lorries for discharging waste water October 18, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Responding to concerns of residents and motorists, the city traffic police on Saturday began booking cases against lorries carrying fish that keep effluent tank taps open and discharge waste water on roads. Discharge of foul-smelling water from fish-carry...

Kerala: Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) & Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) warn of severe sea erosion in Kerala coast with high swell waves & spring tides by Laxmi Prasanna October 18, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India City  | Copyright: 2016 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Heavy rains, high swell waves coupled with spring tides in Kerala coast can lead to severe coastal erosion, warn scientists at Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) and Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS). Rough sea...

Kerala: Fishworkers flay Minister’s remarks October 18, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

National Fishworkers Forum State secretary T. Peter and Kerala Swathantra Matsya Thozhilali Federation Jackson Pollayil have criticised Education Minister C. Ravindranath for allegedly equating the consumption of seafood with that of liquor and drugs. In ...

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