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Sri Lanka: EU finalizes lifting ban on Lanka's fish exports June 20, 2016   |  Source: New Kerala. Com  | Copyright: 2001-2016 NEWKERALA.COM

The Government Information Department announced that the ban imposed on Sri Lanka's seafood exports to the European Union has been lifted with immediate effect. The European Union had in January last year imposed the ban on Lanka's fish exports to Europea...

India: South Asia creates regional groundwater forum by Zobaidur Rahman Soeb June 20, 2016   |  Source: India Climate Dialogue

The agrarian economy in South Asia supports nearly 1.2 billion people, and it is currently critically dependent on the use of groundwater. This is leading to a serious threat to the region as the water table falls under the pressure of agriculture, which ...

Gujarat: Inquiry ordered into squatting on govt land at Dandi June 20, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India City  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

District collector Mahendra Patel has sought a detailed inquiry report on alleged encroachment by a private aquaculture company on 800 bigha government land at Dandi village in Olpad taluka. The inquiry was ordered after Congress leader Darshan Naik expos...

Kerala: Mudbanks sans shoals of fish by R. Ramabhadran Pillai June 20, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

With the trawling ban in force, fishermen along the coastline of Kerala are waiting for mudbank, the unique phenomenon of shoals of fish appearing in a calm area of the sea near the coast. Chakara, in local parlance, has been spotted vaguely at a few loca...

Tamil Nadu: CCTV cameras to step up surveillance at fishing harbour June 20, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Thoothukudi fishing harbour is all set to be brought under the surveillance net with the installation of CCTV cameras. Among various fishing harbours in Tamil Nadu, the one in Thoothukudi is the first to be equipped with such a facility. Currently, survei...

Andhra Pradesh: Rs. 133-cr. fishing harbour soon at Juvvaladinne June 20, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Following representations from the local fishermen, a mini fishing harbour at a cost of Rs. 133 crore has been proposed to be constructed at Juvvaladinne coastal village near Bogole here in Nellore district to enable local boat owners and fishermen famili...

Andhra Pradesh: Minister promises full support to aqua sector June 20, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The government has assured to take all the steps for giving a major fillip to the growth of aquaculture in the State considering the fact that its contributions play a key role in the overall growth rate of the State. Agriculture Minister Prathipati Pulla...

Odisha: 16 AP fishermen with 2 vessels caught in Ganjam June 20, 2016   |  Source: Orissa Post  | Copyright: 2015. Orissapost All Rights Reserved.

Fishermen of Ganjam district Saturday detained at least 16 men of Vishakhapatnam of Andhra Pradesh who had trespassed into Orissa coast in two trawlers to catch fish. They seized the vessels – Nokamma-8271 and Naveen-763 – and brought the intruding f...

India: Rajnath Singh chairs coastal review meeting, calls maritime terrorism a big threat June 17, 2016   |  Source: Zee News  | Copyright: 1998-2016 Zee Media Corporation Ltd

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday insisted on the need to make India's coastal security fool proof and impregnable. During his meeting with top officials of nine coastal states and four Union Territories to review coastal security, Singh described m...

Karnataka: Man drowns in rivulet while fishing June 17, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

A man drowned while fishing in a rivulet at Kambalakatte in Yenagudde village under Kaup police station limits on Wednesday. According to the police, the victim, Sudhir, was trying to catch fish in the rivulet at around 10 a.m., when there were sudden rai...

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