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India: Fisheries scientists call for antibiotic tests on fish and its products September 01, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line

Scientists in the fisheries sector has called upon state governments to adopt stringent checks against antibiotic residues in aquaculture and fish products. M M Prasad, Principal Scientist, Central Institute of Fisheries Technology and Devika Pillai, Dire...

Karnataka: Fisheries department mulls amendment to Act to curb delinquent acts by fishermen by Jaideep Shenoy September 01, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

A proposed amendment to the Karnataka Marine Fishing Regulation Act, 1986 and rules framed therein a year later will empower the department of fisheries to curb delinquent acts by fishermen. At present, various offenses under the said Act are non-cognisab...

Assam: Dams and embankments worsen floods by Joydeep Gupta, Karmistha Bhimwal September 01, 2020   |  Source: India Climate Dialogue

In the second half of August, the waters have started receding after the latest round of floods in Assam. After killing over a hundred, displacing millions and damaging crops and property worth billions, they leave behind a deposit of sand rather than fer...

Karnataka: Govt to promote inland fishing in Karnataka, says Kota September 01, 2020   |  Source: Deccan Herald

Minister for Fisheries and Inland Water Transport Kota Srinivas Poojary said that the government will conduct 100 training sessions on cage fish farming across the state to create self-employment for 10,000 people. Speaking after inaugurating a training p...

Bangladesh: Support for fish farmers August 31, 2020   |  Source: The financial Express

First it was, and still is, the covid-19 since mid-March, then cyclone Amphan in May, and now the flooding of vast swathes of fish farming regions across the country. At the beginning, due to unofficial lockdown people associated with aquaculture were mos...

Nepal: Livelihood of hundreds of fish farmers in Province-5 at stake August 31, 2020   |  Source: Kathmandu Post

Tara Pandey, who has been engaged in fishing for 19 years at Siyari-5, Siddhapur in Rupandehi, had to bear losses for the first time since she started working as a fish farmer. She has not been able to sell fish after mid-March assuredly. Fish have been d...

Myanmar: FAO Strengthening early warning early action capacity August 31, 2020   |  Source: Mizzima

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) hosted a series of training sessions aimed at strengthening the capacity of technical staff from the Department of Agriculture on Early Warning Early Action interventions to prevent and red...

Pakistan: Balochistan govt to rehabilitate Pasni Fish Harbour August 31, 2020   |  Source: Business Recorder

The Balochistan government will rehabilitate the Pasni Fish Harbour at a cost of Rs1.454 billion, including Rs800 million of Japanese aid. According to a working paper of the Planning Commission, siltation and deposition of garbage in the harbour and jett...

India: Fishcopfed signs MoU to promote fisheries by Rohit Gupta August 31, 2020   |  Source: Indian Cooperative

A national level apex body of fishery cooperatives-Fishcopfed has signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Uttar Pradesh based Shobhit Institute of Engineering & Technology, Meerut. On behalf of Fishcopfed, Managing Director, B K Mishra signed...

Kerala: Mandatory antibiotic test on fish and fish products urged August 31, 2020   |  Source: UNI India

The fisheries scientists who participated in the recently held national webinar on aquatic animal health management for sustainable aquaculture has urged state governments to adopt stringent checks against antibiotic residues in aquaculture and fish produ...

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