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Pakistan: Govt lauded for legislating on marine life conservation by M. Waqar Bhatti May 24, 2016   |  Source: The News International  | Copyright: THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL 2016

Organisations working for conservation of marine life in Pakistan on Friday welcomed the Sindh government’s effort to legislate over the long overdue and crucial protection of marine and freshwater resources. As per amendments, in the Sindh Fisheries Or...

Pakistan: Despite strict vigilance, Sindh Fisheries Dept feeding ‘ghost employees’ May 24, 2016   |  Source: Daily Times  | Copyright: 2015 Dailytimes

Despite strict vigilance of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), the Sindh Fisheries Department is still dodging the authorities by feeding dozens of ghost employees, Daily Times has learnt. The NAB and FIA has ...

Sri Lanka: Fisheries Minister orders investigation into allegation of harmful chemicals in imported fish May 24, 2016   |  Source: Colombo Page  | Copyright: 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC)

In response to an allegation made by certain parties that the fish imported to Sri Lanka contains harmful chemicals, Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Mahinda Amaraweera has ordered an investigation. Minister Samaraweera has informed...

Bangladesh: Cyclone Roanu Batters Bangladesh; At Least 21 Killed And Half A Million Evacuated by Avaneesh Pandey May 24, 2016   |  Source: IBT Media  | Copyright: Copyright 2016 IBT Media Inc.

A powerful cyclone that battered the coast of Bangladesh Saturday left at least 21 people dead and forced the relocation of over 500,000 people from low-lying areas. “We've shifted most of the people who are vulnerable,” Bangladesh’s Disaster Manage...

India: Rising sea levels put 40 million Indians at risk; Mumbai and Kolkota to be worst hit: UN report May 24, 2016   |  Source: India TV  | Copyright: 2009-2016 Independent News Service.

A UN environment report has warned that nearly 40 million Indians will be at risk from rising sea levels by 2050, with people in Mumbai and Kolkata having the maximum exposure to coastal flooding in future due to rapid urbanisation and economic growth. Th...

Maharashtra: Get ready for Mumbai’s newest seafront promenade May 24, 2016   |  Source: The Indian Express  | Copyright: 2016 The Indian Express [P] Ltd.

A 2.3-kilometre stretch between Versova and the iconic Juhu beach is set to become Mumbai’s new seafront with the Maharashtra government going ahead with a plan to build a water sports facility along this stretch. The Maharashtra Tourism Development Cor...

Karnataka: National Green Tribunal bans sand mining in CRZ area of Udupi district May 23, 2016   |  Source: Daijiworld.Com

The Honourable National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone) Chennai has banned sand mining in the rivers belonging to CRZ area in Udupi district. The tribunal in its judgment dated May 17 has stated that “in the interest of the environment, we pass an order ...

Goa: Arlekar backs govt’s ban on LED fishing May 23, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

The government is right in its decision to ban light emitting diode (LED) fishing in Goa, said MLA Rajendra Arlekar. "Fish are also a part of our biodiversity and are at threat because of the use of LEDs. We are worried that some species might drop in num...

Goa: Why Fish Consumers Of Goa Never Agitate -II by Nandkumar M Kamat May 23, 2016   |  Source: The Navhind Times  | Copyright: www.navhindtimes.in 2011

Goan fish consumers need more than 100 MT of fresh fish per day to remain disease free and healthy. But assured fish supply at subsidized rate on par with milk and vegetables is not on the list of any political party or government. Politicians hate to bri...

Kerala: 24x7 control room opened for fishers May 23, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The Fisheries Department has opened a 24x7 control room at its Beypore fisheries station to effectively coordinate the rescue operations for fishermen during the monsoon season. Additional boats required for the operations have already been hired by the d...

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