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West Bengal: Lockdown, Amphan trigger rise in Sunderbans man-tiger conflict by Krishnendu Mukherjee August 26, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

The Covid-induced lockdown and cyclone Amphan seem to have resulted in dependency on natural resources in the Sunderbans. The number of persons killed in tiger attack this year so far points to it. While some have initiated efforts on the ground to check ...

Uttar Pradesh: Higher incidences of water-borne diseases in fishermen drinking from Ganga: Survey by Shagun Kapil August 26, 2020   |  Source: Down to Earth

Fisher folk who heavily depend on river Ganga’s water for drinking are more likely to report higher incidences of diseases such as pneumonia, diarrhoea, cholera, cough / cold, fever, skin disease, typhoid and jaundice, a recent study done on livelihood ...

Telangana: Only State to release fishlings at 100 per cent subsidy August 26, 2020   |  Source: Telangana Today

Finance Minister T Harish Rao on Tuesday said Telangana was the only State in the country to release fishlings into all the water bodies including reservoirs and villages tanks without charging anything from fishermen’s societies. The Minister was sp...

Tamil Nadu: Treat fisheries as essential service like agriculture: Study by Sushmitha Ramakrishnan August 26, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

In wake of the pandemic and its impact on fisheries, researchers from Madras Institute of Developmental Studies have pointed that resilience can be built in the sector, if it is treated as important as agriculture. The State government, imposed a total ba...

West Bengal: Recurrent capsize of fly ash laden ships and barges in river Hooghly DMF moves National Green Tribunal August 26, 2020   |  Source : DMF West Bengal

Everyday hundreds of Barges, mostly belonging to Bangladesh, carry fly ash from the Indian ports of Kolkata and Haldia in West Bengal to Bangladesh ports like Khulna, Mongla or Chattagram. Fly ash from India feeds cement factories in Bangladesh. The navig...

Gujarat: August 1 fishing season notice irks fishermen August 25, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

While the state fisheries department issued a notification announcing that fishing season this year will commence from August 1, weather-beaten seamen in Gujarat are not upbeat about it. Looking at the rough seas owing to the prevalence of monsoon, they h...

Myanmar: Livestock and fisheries attract foreign investment August 25, 2020   |  Source: Mizzima

Myanmar’s Directorate of Investment and Company Administration says the country’s livestock and fisheries sectors have attracted four foreign investment projects and one domestic business so far in the current financial year 2019-2020, according to th...

Myanmar: Hold the Salt: The Promise of Little Fresh Fishes by Paul Tullis August 25, 2020   |  Source: Hakai Magazine

Tens of thousands of kilograms of white carp, rohu, stinging catfish, eel, red snapper, grouper, snakehead, gagata, bream—the list goes on—surround fish broker Ko Thar Gyi at the San Pya wholesale fish market in Myanmar’s colonial capital, Yangon. T...

Bangladesh: 275km embankments damaged by erosion August 25, 2020   |  Source: New Age BD

Rivers eroded about 275 kilometres of their banks and embankments in the ongoing flood while Water Development Board estimated that they would need Tk 575 crore to repair them. The loss suffered from river banks and embankments erosion is likely to increa...

Pakistan: FCS deal with foreign investment makes waves by Razzak Abro August 25, 2020   |  Source: The Express Tribune

A recent agreement of the Fishermen Cooperative Society (FCS) hinting at foreign investments, has caught the eye of the Sindh Cooperation Department. The development, which has raised several concerns, came after the execution of a deal which resulted in ...

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