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Tamil Nadu: One month on, 10 Royapuram fishermen still untraceable September 04, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

More than a month since they went missing, the 10 fishermen, including a teenager, who went on a deep-sea fishing trip in the Bay of Bengal from Royapuram are yet to traced. Fishermen association president K Bharathi said the group set sail off the city c...

Bangladesh: 25 Bangladeshis return home from Indian jail September 04, 2020   |  Source: The Daily Star

The 25 Bangladeshis, who were detained by Assam police for violating their tourist visa conditions, returned home today. They returned following an order by an Indian court on Saturday, said SM Abraham Lincoln, a public prosecutor in Kurigram court and al...

Manipur: Catching fishes using electrofishing method is punishable as per  Manipur Fisheries Act September 04, 2020   |  Source: The Sangai Express

Joint Coordination Committee on Wildlife and Biodiversity (JCCWB) Manipur has appealed to the people of Manipur, especially fishermen and women to refrain from practising electrofishing method. A press release issued by Sapana Laishram, Co-convenor JCCWB,...

Bangladesh: ‘32.8% people in 2 coastal upazilas had no income during 65-day fishing ban’ September 04, 2020   |  Source: The Daily Star

Some 32.8 percent people involved in fishing in two coastal upazilas had no income during the government-imposed 65-day fishing ban till July 23 this year, says a report of Manusher Jonno Foundation. During the ban, the rest of the people in the upazilas ...

Odisha: Hopes of pisciculture farmers washed away September 04, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

The fate of a large number of pisciculture farmers now hangs in balance in the flood-affected areas of Kendrapara district as fishes were swept away from their ponds. One such affected farmer Sangram Das of Benipur village in Derabishi block said he had r...

Bangladesh: Bagerhat shrimp industry reeling under double whammy of rain and drought September 02, 2020   |  Source: UNB

Shrimp farmers in Bagerhat have been left reeling by the storm surge, and aftermath and excessive drought while the price of shrimp continues to fall due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic. At present, thousands of enclosures in different areas of B...

Pakistan: To protest arrival of Chinese fishing vessels September 02, 2020   |  Source: Asia Review

Fishermen in Pakistan will protest the arrival of 20 Chinese deep-sea trawlers that will fish in the exclusive economic zone off Sindh and Baluchistan provinces. The pressure group Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum has announced a campaign against the trawlers' a...

Odisha: Welcome To India’s First Two ‘Tsunami Ready’ Villages by MANISH KUMAR September 02, 2020   |  Source: The Wire

Two coastal villages in Odisha have been declared the first two ‘Tsunami Ready’ villages in the Indian Ocean Region. While parts of the country are still coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, the two villages celebrated the announcement that came through...

Jammu and Kashmir: ‘Blue Revolution’ through fish farm creates haven for gamblers and drug addicts by Suhail A Shah September 02, 2020   |  Source: Kashmir Reader

A fish rearing unit, funded under the centrally sponsored “Blue Revolution” scheme, has turned into a gambling den, a safe haven for drug addicts, and a garbage dumping site for locals, here in Wanpora area of Qazigund in Anantnag district. An initiat...

Goa: With less crew, purse seiners sail slow into new fishing season September 02, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

On the opening day of the fishing season, only 5% of purse seine boats from the Cutbona jetty were able to undertake a deep sea journey. The boat owners had previously decided to postpone the fishing season by a month to September 1 as most of its migrant...

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