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Bangladesh: BSF picks up 10 Bangladeshi fishermen from Padma June 10, 2016   |  Source: The Daily Star  | Copyright: 2016 / thedailystar.net

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) caught 11 Indian fishermen for illegally intruding into Bangladesh territory from the Pamda River at Charghat upazila of the district yesterday noon, hours after the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) picked up nine Banglades...

Pakistan: Yearly practice: Ban on shrimp fishing begins June 10, 2016   |  Source: The Express Tribune  | Copyright: 2016 The Express Tribune.

The yearly ban on shrimp fishing will remain in effect from June 1 to July 31, the fisheries department confirmed on Wednesday. According to fisheries director-general Ghulam Mohammad Mahar, the ban is imposed every year unless the chief minister orders o...

Myanmar: Taungthaman Lake to be restored June 10, 2016   |  Source: Eleven  | Copyright: 2016, Eleven Myanmar.

The Taungthaman Lake will be restored to its former glory, according to Dr Soe Than, the Mandalay Region minister for agriculture, livestock and irrigation. The water in the lake has been ruined by over two decades of fish farming. Regional authorities ha...

Andhra Pradesh: Brisk business for fish sellers on Mrigasira Karti June 10, 2016   |  Source: The New Indian Express  | Copyright: 2016, The New Indian Express.

People in large numbers thronged fish markets to buy fish on the occasion of Mrigasira karti, making fish prices skyrocket on Wednesday. There is a popular belief that eating fish on Mrigasiri karti is good for health and also auspicious. As a result, fis...

Maldives: White Heat: The third global coral bleaching June 10, 2016   |  Source: The Indian Express  | Copyright: 2016 The Indian Express [P] Ltd.

The third global coral bleaching — after events in 1998 and 2010 — in less than two decades, and the longest and most severe so far, is laying waste thousands of square kilometres of unique oceanic ecosystems. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric A...

India: Port state measures crucial weapon to support world's first illegal fishing treaty June 10, 2016   |  Source: Merco Press  | Copyright: 1997 - 2016, MercoPress.

The Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (PSMA) adopted as an FAO Agreement in 2009 after a years-long diplomatic effort - is the first ever binding international treaty that focuses s...

Maharshtra: Smelly Sasson Docks set to get a Rs53 crore makeover by Aval Kulkarni June 10, 2016   |  Source: DNA  | Copyright: 2016 Diligent Media Corporation Ltd.

It is a bonanza for fish lovers with the state government deciding to give a face lift to the otherwise smelly Sasson Docks, one of the largest salt-water fish markets and landing harbours located in Colaba, with the setting up of fish restaurants and ret...

Maharashtra: Coastal road project yet to get CRZ nod from Centre by Alok Deshpande June 10, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The Maharashtra government’s dream to build a 30.07-km coastal road along the city’s western coastal stretch by 2019 seems a distant dream as the Central ministry is yet to give the mandatory Coastal Regulatory Zone (CRZ) clearance for the project. Th...

West Bengal: Sundarbans: Meet India’s own climate refugees from Ghoramara Islands by Saadia Azim June 09, 2016   |  Source: First Post  | Copyright: 2014 Firstpost

Ghoramara, one of the fertile islands of Sundarban delta in the South of West Bengal in Bay of Bengal, is ready to be gulped by the raging sea sooner than predicted. Two decades ago, the land inhabited by 40,000 people has shrunk and it can now shelter on...

Sri Lanka: SL awaiting EU Council approval for lifting fisheries exports ban by Hiran H.Senewiratne June 09, 2016   |  Source: The Island  | Copyright: Upali Newspapers (Pvt) Ltd.

"Sri Lanka has now successfully reformed its fisheries governance system and we are waiting until the EU Council approval comes for lifting the ban on Sri Lanka's sea food exports to the EU, and we hope it would be a positive move, Attache Trade – EU Of...

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