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Pakistan: PFF to initiate drive against deep-sea fishing trawlers August 25, 2020   |  Source: The International News

The Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum has vowed to initiate a campaign against deep-sea fishing trawlers spotted near the Karachi Port Trust. Held at Ibrahim Hyderi on Friday, an organisational meeting was headed by Chairman Muhammad Ali Shah in which it was disc...

Karnataka: Rs 6 lakh each compensation for fishermen families: Kota August 25, 2020   |  Source: UNI India

Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has ordered the release of Rs 6 lakh compensation each for the families of four fishermen who died in a boat accident, at Koderi in Kirimanjeshwara. The order copy on the compensation was handed over to the families of the vi...

Goa: NRE proposes govt to set up model shrimps & fin fish hatchery in Benaulim August 25, 2020   |  Source: Herald

Niz Ramponkarancho Ekvott (NRE), comprising of traditional ramponkars, magkars and cantalkars from Benaulim, on Friday proposed to the Director of Fisheries to set up a triangular partnership model with a state-of-the-art shrimps and fin fish hatchery, in...

Andhra Pradesh: Industrial outflow kills fish in Sangareddy tanks by P Krishna August 25, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Fishermen in Sangareddy are accusing polluting industries in the district of damaging their livelihood. In the Jinnaram mandal, some industries have reportedly released chemical effluents along with floodwater. As a result, fish seeds released in the tank...

West Bengal: Fishermen observe fewer shrimp and fish deaths by pollution this year by Namrata Acharya August 25, 2020   |  Source: Mongabay

Around mid-April, when Siddik Mollah, a fisherman at a village called Boyarmari, located in the district of North 24 Parganas in West Bengal, found that day-by-day shrimps were growing unhindered on his Bheri (embanked water body with shallow water), he w...

India: First edition of the Newsletter ‘Matsya Sampada’ brought out by the Department of Fisheries, is available online August 24, 2020   |  Source: Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Government of India

The fisheries sector is the fastest-growing one in India. It not only provides food and nutrition security but also gives employment and income to about 28 million people. The government of India has given a fillip to the sector by announcing a new Flagsh...

Assam: Govt takes various measures to make State self reliant in fish farming August 24, 2020   |  Source: News on Air

In Assam, many youngsters are engaged in fish farming of late in a bid to attain the objective of the Aatma Nirbhar Assam. The Commissioner- Secretary of Fishery department Rakesh Kumar said that the state government has taken various measures to make Ass...

Manipur: Find why the world’s only floating lake in Manipur is crucial for this fishing community August 24, 2020   |  Source: The North East Today

Locals of Champu Khangpok village who are dependent on fishing from Loktak Lake, the largest freshwater lake in the north-eastern region is facing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their livelihood. About 240 fishing families from the Champu Khangpok...

India: Centre sanctions 1.22 crore Kisan Credit Cards with credit limit of Rs 1.02 crore; here's what you need to know August 24, 2020   |  Source: Jagran

In an effort provide relief to agricultural sector amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the central government has decided to sanction 1.22 crore Kisan Credit Cards (KCCs) with a credit limit of Rs 1,02,065. In a statement, the Narendra Modi government...

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