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Bangladesh: Natural disasters in Himalaya to affect Bangladesh May 30, 2016   |  Source: Prothom Alo  | Copyright: Prothom Alo 1998 - 2016

The adverse effect of global warming in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region will pose a severe threat to the downstream countries like Bangladesh in the days to come, according to experts. “The adverse effects of climate change in mountains, including...

Bangladesh: 25 fishermen kidnapped in Sundarbans May 30, 2016   |  Source: Prothom Alo  | Copyright: Prothom Alo 1998 - 2016

Twenty five fishermen were kidnapped by robbers at Jongra in Morapashu river under Sundarbans East Zone in Mongla upazila on Thursday night. Staff officer of operation department of Coast Guard Mongla West Zone Mohammad Farid Khan said a group of robbers,...

Myanmar: Private and Government Agencies Jointly Open Thailand's First Fishermen's Life Enhancement Centre May 30, 2016   |  Source: PR News Wire  | Copyright: 2016 PR Newswire Association LLC.

5 Government and private agencies jointly establish Songkhla Fishermen's Life Enhancement Centre (FLEC) - Thailand's first showcase in countering against human trafficking and illegal labour once and for all. The centre will be taking care of some 25,000 ...

India: Indian Ocean Sharks at Risk From Deepwater Gillnets May 30, 2016   |  Source: The Maritime Executive  | Copyright: 2016 The Maritime Executive LLC.

Australia submitted a proposal to ban deepwater gillnets in the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement Area last week. Currently a temporary ban is in place in the high seas regulated through the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement, but it runs o...

India: Italian marine arrives home after four years in custody in India May 30, 2016   |  Source: Daily Mail  | Copyright: Associated Newspapers Ltd

An Italian marine who Indian prosecutors accuse of murdering two fishermen during an anti-piracy mission returned home on Saturday after four years in custody in New Delhi. Salvatore Girone, who was held in custody at the Italian embassy in the Indian cap...

Pakistan: Senate body urges Sindh govt to stem pollution, land grabbing in coastal areas May 27, 2016   |  Source: Samaa  | Copyright: 2016 SAMAA TV.

Members of the Senate’s Standing Committee on Climate Change urged the Sindh government to weed out land mafia, which is devouring mangroves forest areas in Sindh and fast converting them into housing societies. “Continuous unlawful land-grabbing of m...

Myanmar: 50,000 Myanmar migrant workers quit Thai fishing jobs for home May 27, 2016   |  Source: www.News.cn  | Copyright: 2016 Xinhua, english.news.cn.

An estimated 50,000 Myanmar workers in fishing industry in central Thailand have called it quits and returned home while many more are believed to follow suit sooner or later. The migrant workers including those who had been employed and stayed in Thailan...

Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Navy arrests 7 local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing May 27, 2016   |  Source: Colombo Page  | Copyright: 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC)

The Sri Lanka Navy Thursday said it has arrested seven local fishermen on 24th May for allegedly engaged in illegal fishing practices. Naval personnel attached to SLNS Vijayaba in Nilaveli belonging to the Eastern Naval Command arrested seven persons enga...

India: Centre prepares to dilute wetland protection rules by Nitin Sethi May 27, 2016   |  Source: Business Standard  | Copyright: 2015 Business Standard Private Ltd.

The Union environment ministry has proposed to overhaul the regulations which identify and protect wetlands under the Environment Protection Act (EPA). It has suggested the time-bound process set under the regulations of 2010 be done away with, along with...

India: Second Italian Marine, Salvatore Girone, Also Allowed To Return To Italy May 27, 2016   |  Source: NDTV  | Copyright: NDTV Convergence Limited 2016.

An Italian marine arrested for murder in India was allowed to return home by the Supreme Court today. Salvatore Girone's request to leave India was supported by the government on "humanitarian grounds". However, Mr Girone must report every month to a desi...

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