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Andhra Pradesh: Boat owners seek subsidy on transponders by Arpit Basu August 31, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

The fishermen associations in the state have sought subsidy from the Centre and state governments to install transponders in all the 2,700-odd mechanized fishing boats in Andhra Pradesh. They ensure security post 26/11 Mumbai terror attack and monitor fis...

Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Andaman’s Jarawas, Sentinelese face Covid risk as officials monitoring them test positive by ANANYA BHARDWAJ August 31, 2020   |  Source: The Print

Officials monitoring the welfare and protection of vulnerable tribal groups such as the Jarawa and Sentinelese in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands have tested positive for Covid-19, putting the indigenous folk at risk, ThePrint has learnt. Functionaries of...

Andaman and Nicobar Islands: How Mangroves on Car Nicobar Fought Back Sea-Level Rise After the 2004 Tsunami August 31, 2020   |  Source: The Wire

In the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake-tsunami, as land sank and the sea suddenly rose at Car Nicobar Island, mangroves facing the land were unable to survive. But the abrupt disturbance did not affect the sea-facing mangroves dominated by the Rhizophora ...

Odisha: Ultramodern fish market at Puri soon August 31, 2020   |  Source: Orissa Post

Fish and seafood lovers, there’s a piece of good news for you. If things go well, an ultramodern fish market with state-of-the-art facilities would come up soon at Talabania here. Envisioned by the Fisheries department with an initial estimation of Rs 6...

Andaman and Nicobar Islands: A total of 11 members of Great Andamaese Tribe Test Positive to Corona August 28, 2020   |  Source: Andaman Chronicle

A total of eleven members of the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG), the Great Andamanese have been tested positive to the corona virus. The total excludes the two non-tribal spouses among the tribal group, who were also tested positive. Meanwhil...

Bangladesh: Local thugs shut down fishing in Kaptai Lake August 28, 2020   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune

Local armed criminal gangs of Rangamati hills have ordered fishmongers to stop fishing in Kaptai Lake for failing to pay them off. As a result, thousands of people, including retail and wholesale fish traders, boatmen, day labourers and fishermen, have be...

Bangladesh: Fish sufficiency at stake as flood causes loss of Tk 500 crore by Emran Hossain August 28, 2020   |  Source: New Age BD

Over 72,000 fish farmers have suffered nearly Tk 500 crore loss during the flood that continued to wreak havoc in parts of Bangladesh until Thursday, two months after it began in the north on June 27. Though most of the rivers have fallen below their floo...

Sri Lanka: 48 arrested for engaging in illegal fishing August 28, 2020   |  Source: Daily News LK

The special operations conducted by the Navy across the island during the past week have led to the apprehension of 48 individuals who engaged in illegal fishing as well as other unlawful activities. As such, the naval operations carried out in the Northe...

India: Environment panel suggests for dedicated mangrove conservation cell in all coastal states by Richa Sharma August 28, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

With an increase in extreme weather related events along the coastal states, an expert panel of the Union Environment Ministry suggested that mangrove forests can lessen the devastation amid rising sea levels near coastal areas. Talking about the the clea...

Maharashtra: Mangroves destruction to blame for flooding in Mumbai: Experts August 28, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Destruction of mangroves and unplanned constructions are responsible for flooding in Mumbai every year after heavy rains, say environment activists and town planners. Mangroves absorb excess water but they are being destroyed in Mumbai in the guise of inf...

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