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Odisha: Oil leak hits livelihood of Paradip fishermen June 07, 2016   |  Source: The New Indian Express  | Copyright: 2016, The New Indian Express.

DEATH of marine species due to frequent oil leak and release of effluents into rivers and creeks has left fishermen of Jagatsinghpur district worried. Thousands of dead fishes were found floating in river Kaudia on Saturday, four days after miscreants dri...

Tamil Nadu: Bring back 11 fishermen stranded in Kuwait June 07, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The Therkku Ezhuthalar Movement has appealed to the district administration to rescue 11 fishermen stranded in Kuwait for over a year here on Monday. Submitting a petition to Collector, Thiruthamizh Thevanar, State president of the movement, alleged that ...

Kerala: Soaring prices eat into family budgets of Kochiites June 07, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Soaring prices of essential vegetables, fish and chicken have burnt multiple holes in the pockets of Kochiites. The customers were in a shock over the last few days after the prices of vegetables shot up considerably. “The price of a kilo of beans conti...

Karnataka: Fight to save wetlands may get tougher by K.V. Aditya Bharadwaj June 07, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Citizens living around Kasavanahalli and Kaikondrahalli lakes are already pushed to the wall fighting to save the wetlands between the two water bodies even as an apartment complex, construction debris and sand filtering units are causing flooding in the ...

Goa: Fish prices on the rise in state June 07, 2016   |  Source: The Navhind Times  | Copyright: www.navhindtimes.in 2011

Fish prices are climbing up almost every day ever since the annual fishing ban has been imposed by the state government to allow breeding. There is a ban on mechanised fishing till August 1, but the traditional fishermen make hay while the monsoon is on. ...

Odisha: Local fishermen find new policy fishy by Hemant Kumar Rout June 07, 2016   |  Source: The New Indian Express  | Copyright: 2016, The New Indian Express.

The new National Policy on Marine Fisheries, 2016 (NPMF) is likely to put the fishermen community in the State in muddy waters. Already hit by fishing ban for almost five months in a year, the fishermen are all set to suffer if the policy is implemented w...

Maharashtra: Come rain, come shine by RN JOE D’CRUZ June 06, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu Business Line.

Monsoon is the cue for celebrations all along India’s coastline. Contrary to popular wisdom, however, it isn’t merely the arrival of the first rains that triggers festivities. Traditional fishing communities celebrate the arrival and departure of the ...

India: LoP for foreign fishing vessels goes by T. Nandakumar June 06, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The expert committee set up by the government to revise the National Policy on Marine Fisheries has recommended the repeal of the Letter of Permit (LoP) scheme for foreign vessels. The second draft of the revised policy to be published shortly observes th...

Andhra Pradesh: Survey under way on CRZ June 06, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

About 3,000 acres between Visakhapatnam and Bheemunipatnam have been blocked without development owing to the Coastal Regulatory Zone norms and a survey has been taken up by National Institute of Oceanography. This may pave the way for freeing around 2,00...

India: Missing the wetlands for the water by Neha Sinha June 06, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The government is all set to change the rules on wetlands. The Draft Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2016, which will replace the Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rules of 2010, seek to give power to the States to decide what they must ...

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