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Bangladesh: Allocates loans to support pandemic-hit fisheries sector August 27, 2020   |  Source: Seafood Source

The government of Bangladesh has disbursed loans totaling BDT 260 million (USD 3 million, EUR 2.54 million) to help the fisheries sector overcome difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The loans, with an interest rate of four percent, were provided...

Bangladesh: Madaripur fish farmers suffer loss of over 19C for flood August 27, 2020   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune

As many as 3,035 fish farmers in Madaripur district have suffered huge losses, estimated at around Tk19.31crore, in this year’s floods that washed away their ponds. After the floods washed away 3,297 ponds in Madaripur Sadar, Shibchar, Kalkini and Rajoi...

Experts from India – Bangladesh – Nepal and Myanmar come together for enhancing conservation of river Dolphins in the region pavingway for regional cooperation August 27, 2020   |  Source: India Education Diary

In a webinar on “Exploring the impact of COVID-19 on the ecosystem health of rivers and its dolphin population: Present status and future strategy for conservation in India-Bangladesh-Myanmar-Nepal”organised by Inland Fisheries Society of India, ICAR ...

Pakistan: Largest megalopolis fast losing its coastline to ecological neglect and deterioration August 27, 2020   |  Source: Technology Times

The tale of land reclamation starts with ocean waves (that are Abdullah Shah Ghazi’s devotees) kissing the wall of his shrine twice a day, depending on the moon’s cycle. This sacred devotion has protected Karachi against all-natural calamities that th...

Odisha: Hilsa price shoots up amid decline in catch by 90 per cent August 27, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

With the Covid threat looming large and fishermen refraining from venturing into the sea, there is a decline in Hilsa catch by about 90 per cent. The shortage of Hilsa, the ‘Queen of fish’, has led to a steep price rise, which has been accentuated by ...

Odisha: Value-added fish products marketing launched August 27, 2020   |  Source: Daily Pioneer

Market linkage was established for a rural women SHG by linking the value-added products under the brand name ''Fishlikes'' with retail fish supply chain (Falcon Fresh Retail outlets) here on August 20. Director, ICAR-CIWA Dr SK Srivastava launched the fi...

Bangladesh: Fishing trawler capsizes near Chattogram port August 26, 2020   |  Source: The Daily Star

The crew of a lighter vessel rescued 18 fishermen from a sinking fishing trawler at the outer anchorage of Chattogram port yesterday. Fishing trawler Mayer Doa-1, which engaged in fishing at the C-Anchorage area in the bay, started sinking around 10:30am ...

Bangladesh: Shrimp, other fish worth Tk10 crore washed away in Bagerhat August 26, 2020   |  Source: UNB

Fish farmers in Bagerhat district have counted a loss of around Tk 10 crore as 5,274 fish and shrimp enclosures in nine upazilas were submerged by floodwater caused by torrential rainfall and unusually strong tide. Water flowed at a height of 2-2.5 feet o...

Pakistan: Punjab govt to relocate fish market to China Scheme August 26, 2020   |  Source: The Express Tribune

Punjab government has decided to build a model fish market in China Scheme. Punjab Minister for Industries and Trade Mian Aslam Iqbal has directed the local administration to relocate the existing fish market to the new site. Lahore Deputy Commissioner Da...

Odisha: Balaramgadi to have fish harbour August 26, 2020   |  Source: Daily Pioneer

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi has adopted a multipronged approach to combat the Covid-19 pandemic crisis. With a holistic approach, he wants to revamp all the sectors while he has announced Atma Nirbhar scheme with a Rs 20 lakh-crore package," said Union...

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