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Karnataka: Vessels berth as fishing holiday begins today June 01, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

With the 61-day fishing holiday in the exclusive economic zone along the West Coast commencing on Wednesday, motorised mechanical vessels (trawlers and purse seine ) have been berthed in their respective harbours along the State’s coast. There are 3,800...

Goa: Vasco fishermen raze down their sheds as demolition squad reaches Desterro June 01, 2016   |  Source: Herald  | Copyright: M/s Herald Publications Pvt Ltd

Ahead of demolition of illegal shanties, planned by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), the fishermen themselves removed their illegal sheds on Tuesday. According to the information, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) on April 15, ...

Maharashtra: Draft DP proposes coastal road through Hanging Gardens by Vijay V Singh June 01, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2016 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

The revised draft development plan (DP-34) has proposed a coastal road passing through the iconic Kamla Nehru Park and Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens, also known as Hanging Gardens. Local residents stated that they noticed two alignment changes of the coastal ...

Punjab: Fish mandi in Amritsar is ready: CPS Des Raj Dhugga June 01, 2016   |  Source: The Hindustan Times  | Copyright: 2015 HT Media Limited

Incentives given to fish farmers has paid dividends, helping the state attain the top slot in fish farming in the country, said chief parliamentary secretary (CPS) and state legislator from Sri Hargobindpur Des Raj Dhugga here on Sunday. Dhugga said 38...

Pakistan: Fisheries Dept to set up hatcheries on barren lands May 31, 2016   |  Source: Daily Times

Punjab Fisheries Department Director General Iftikhar Ahmed Qureshi Sunday said that Rs 632 million has been spent for new hatcheries and nursery units besides the use of barren lands for fish farming. In first phase, 60 acres of land was procured in Laho...

Odisha: MPEDA's plan to shut testing labs irks seafood exporters by Nirmalya Behera May 31, 2016   |  Source: Business Standard

The plan of Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) to shut down two out of three ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay) screening laboratories in Odisha has irked the seafood exporters. The pre-harvest testing of aquaculture products is m...

Goa: Jellyfish on the rise at Morjim and Calangute beaches by Paul Fernandes May 31, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2014, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Jelly fish blooms on a few beaches, especially Morjim and the more popular Calangute beach, have come to haunt tourists and local fishermen alike, as their sting leaves the victims in pain for some time, sources said. Several tourists enjoying a swim on b...

Tamil Nadu: Fishermen sail sans permits May 31, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Violating rules, hundreds of fishermen in the island ventured into the sea for fishing on Sunday night, hours before the 45- day ban period drew to a close after midnight and without obtaining fishing permits from the fisheries department, looking for mor...

Andhra Pradesh: A.P. fishermen fume as T.N. jumps the gun by SANTOSH PATNAIK May 31, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The decision to shorten the annual fishing conservation period by Tamil Nadu and Puducherry has left the fishermen of Andhra Pradesh fuming. Agitated over the decision to venture into the sea from Monday, ignoring the fiat issued by the Ministry of Agricu...

Maldives: IOTC adopts harvest regulations for skipjack in Indian Ocean May 30, 2016   |  Source: FIS India  | Copyright: 1995 - 2016 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has welcomed the decision by the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) to adopt much needed harvest control rules for skipjack tuna caught in the Indian Ocean. The agreement, reached by member states attending the IOTC a...

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