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Odisha: Paradip officials seize 10 boats for violating fishing ban May 27, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Fishery officials seized 10 boats in Paradip of Jagatsinghpur district on Wednesday for violating a two-month ban on fishing that started on April 15. "With the help of marine police, we seized 10 vessels when they were venturing deep in the sea for fishi...

Kerala: Fisher-folk repose faith in the new minister by Laxmi Ajai Prasanna May 27, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

The fisher folk community in coastal districts of Kerala who bore the brunt in the rain havoc and sea erosion are trying to survive since long in relief shelters without basic amenities. Now, they repose faith in the new Local Democratic Front (LDF) led s...

Goa: Rough seas at Cutbona threatens to derail fishing industry May 27, 2016   |  Source: Herald  | Copyright: M/s Herald Publications Pvt Ltd.

The fishing ban period is about to be imposed and this is usually a hectic time at the jetties but the bitter rift between stakeholders at the Cutbona jetty has created rough conditions that will impact the fishing industry even after the fishing ban is l...

Manipur: 32500 kg of table fish produced in 10 months May 27, 2016   |  Source: E-PAO  | Copyright: 1999-2016 E-Pao

While emphasing an overall development in fisheries sector in the State for making available fish as a source of animal protein food for general public in sufficient quantities, the State Fisheries Department could produce 32500 kg of table fish during th...

India: Problem of fishermen in India-Sri Lanka relations by Gautam Sen May 27, 2016   |  Source: IDSA  | Copyright: 2005 - 2016 IDSA

During his latest visit to India in early May, President Maithripala Sirisena is reported to have discussed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi the problem of frequent arrests of fishermen of both countries and seizures of their fishing vessels by the Sri L...

Bangladesh: Lack of clear law endangering sea fishes in Bay of Bengal by Minhaz Uddin May 26, 2016   |  Source: The Daily Star  | Copyright: 2016 / thedailystar.net

Conservation is now a hot topic the world over. More and more people are increasingly becoming aware that more needs to be done to protect species before we lose them from the earth. But in Bangladesh, marine species like shark, stingray, skate and sailfi...

Bangladesh: Bangladesh gets $176-mln World Bank loan to help poor farmers May 26, 2016   |  Source: Reuters  | Copyright: 2016 Reuters

May 24 Bangladesh on Tuesday signed a $176-million deal with the World Bank to help more than a million of its poor farmers boost output and gain better access to markets. Funding from the World Bank's International Development Association (IDA) will incr...

Bangladesh and Sri Lanka: Tens of thousands need aid after deadly cyclone pounds Bangladesh, Sri Lanka by Nita Bhalla May 26, 2016   |  Source: Reuters  | Copyright: 2016 Reuters

Tens of thousands of people in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka need aid including clean drinking water, dry food rations and medicines after a deadly cyclone hammered the South Asia region, aid agencies said on Tuesday. With wind speeds reaching 90 kph (56 mph) ...

India: Adapting to climate change will cost a lot more than thought by Ramesh Bhushal May 26, 2016   |  Source: India Climate Dialogue

The cost of adapting to a changing climate will be 4-5 times higher than what was estimated two years ago, says a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). “The costs of adaptation could range from USD140 billion to USD300 billion b...

Maharashtra: Mumbai fishermen take out ‘sea rally’ to protest against Shivaji memorial site May 26, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Over 500 fishermen, living in the vicinity of the site proposed for putting up a memorial for Shivaji in the Arabian Sea, on Wednesday organised a protest rally by sailing out in boats to oppose the location of the project, which they said would be a “b...

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