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Maharashtra: Uttan fishermen get credit boost via govt’s Kisan card by Suresh Golani August 28, 2020   |  Source: Free Press Journal

In addition to the farmers, the government had extended the Kisan Credit Card scheme to the fisheries sector, with an aim of helping fishermen to meet up their short-term working capital requirements. Fishermen from villages in the coastal belt of Uttan n...

Goa: Reginaldo alleges rampant illegal sand extraction across the state August 28, 2020   |  Source: Herald

Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco has alleged of large scale illegal sand mining going on across the state and has demanded action on illegal sand mining activity. Reginaldo has warned that these illegal activities will destroy bunds and agriculture fields. Re...

India: Shrimp exports drop 23% in July on lower supply by V Sajeev Kumar August 28, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line

India’s shrimp exports registered a 23 per cent drop in dollar terms and 16 per cent in rupee terms year-on-year in July, mainly due to lower supply. Though shipments to the US continue to dominate, exports to the country declined by 14 per cent, said E...

West Bengal: With depleting fish catch, Sundarbans fishers migrate to other coastal states by Snigdhendu Bhattacharya August 28, 2020   |  Source: Mongabay

Sankizahan in Kultali area of the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove ecosystem made of islands, rivers and creeks, used to be a village of fishermen who hunted on traditional and motorised boats in the local rivers and creeks and on trawlers in th...

Kerala: Shrimp production suffers Rs 308 cr loss due to COVID-19 August 28, 2020   |  Source: The News Minute

A study report published by a Chennai-based institute has said that Kerala’s shrimp production sector has suffered a loss of Rs 308 crore due to COVID-19 pandemic. In its study, the Chennai-headquartered Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (C...

Tamil Nadu: Adyar river shows signs of recovery after years of state investment August 28, 2020   |  Source: The Wire

The long suffering residents of Chennai have been living with two dead rivers, the Adyar and the Cooum, flowing through the heart of their city. These two rivers meander sluggishly through the city carrying sewage and dangerous pollutants. Besides these t...

Latest edition of ICSF's newsletter on gender and fisheries, Yemaya No.61, dated August 2020, published August 27, 2020   |  Source: ICSF

The issue Yemaya No.61, August 2020 features articles and interviews from Brazil, Costa Rica, France, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Senegal, lead article on Small-scale fisheries and food security and photo essay which depicts the practice of Aratu fishing in...

Karnataka: Let us make government schemes reach fishermen’ – Yashpal Suvarna August 27, 2020   |  Source: Daiji World

An information seminar was held under the aegis of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi District Cooperative Marketing Federation for Dakshina Kannada District Fisheries Cooperative Society office bearers to provide details of various schemes of the fisheries depar...

Maharashtra: Fishermen to get up to Rs 30,000 cash as one-time compensation August 27, 2020   |  Source: The Indian Express

Fishing boat owners from Maharashtra will receive a one-time cash compensation up to Rs 30,000. In the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic and sustained losses to the fishing business in the last couple of years, the Uddhav Thackeray-led government on Wedn...

Maharashtra: Burdened by debt and loss of livelihood, fisherfolk in Maharashtra's Palghar struggle to stay afloat August 27, 2020   |  Source: First Post

Ever since fishing resumed in the first week of August, Pankaj Patil has been receiving incessant phone calls. None of them bearing good news. “Every day, fisherfolk are meeting with accidents, their boats are breaking down in the middle of the sea,” ...

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