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Myanmar: Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Myanmar’s Livestock and Fishery Sectors August 24, 2020   |  Source: IFPRI

Myanmar’s livestock and fishery sectors are crucial to the livelihoods of many vulnerable households, and an important dimension in improving nutritional outcomes in the country. The COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to mitigate its spread have led to disru...

India: Covid impact: Sluggish demand hits India’s seafood exports in 2019-20 by V Sajeev Kumar August 24, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line

Covid-19 has taken a toll on India’s seafood exports, which have witnessed a 7.39 per cent drop in quantity and 0.74 per cent in US dollar value during 2019-20. The country shipped 12,89,651 tonnes valued at Rs.46,662.85 crore ($6.68 billion) against 13...

Odisha: Introduces Biofloc fish farming technology August 24, 2020   |  Source: Outlook India

To provide employment to people during the pandemic period, the Odisha government has launched a new scheme for promoting intensive aquaculture through Biofloc technology in fisheries, a minister said. Fisheries and Animal Resources Minister Arun Kumar Sa...

Goa: State proposes policy to boost sea cage farming August 24, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

Mariculture, a specialised branch of aquaculture, may soon get a boost in Goa. The department of fisheries has proposed the Goa State Mariculture Policy 2020 to enable fish farmers in the state to take up this initiative. Sea cage farming is still in its ...

West Bengal: The Sunderbans in Crisis August 24, 2020   |  Source: EPW

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused a huge public health crisis throughout the globe. While imminent health concerns have naturally taken priority, the impact of certain other consequences of the pandemic is yet to be fully appreciated. One of these other co...

Pakistan: Rowing make-do boats, ‘kundi fishers’ get their hooks into livelihood August 24, 2020   |  Source: The International News

You may have witnessed a large number of fishing vessels -small and large- leaving jetties in coastal villages to catch fish early in the morning; however, a strange breed of improvised one-manned boats have also started testing the fishful seawaters. A s...

Myanmar: Govt aids 1800 hectares of fish farms August 20, 2020   |  Source: Myanmar Times

U Tun Lwin, deputy permanent secretary of the Fisheries Department, said that as of August 14 it had provided several billion fish to fish farms in 11 regions and states. He said each fish pond received K40,000 worth of fish, and the programme had cost K1...

Lakshadweep Islands: Govt Sets Up ‘Anti-Poaching Camps’ in Lakshadweep Amid Sea Cucumber Smuggling August 20, 2020   |  Source: The Citizen

Despite the Lakshadweep Islands central administration declaring the world’s first conservation area (239 sq km) for sea cucumbers six months ago, in the backdrop of growing incidents of smuggling for sale in East Asia, these endangered and highly price...

Tamil Nadu: The sound of the sea: This community radio for TN fisher folk is changing lives August 20, 2020   |  Source: The News Minute

“Oh I enjoy listening to the (Kadal Osai) FM the most! I think it is my bad luck when I’m unable to do so. Often, you may hear the TV set blaring from within houses, but when I listen to the FM, I make sure to listen to it in loud volume so at least p...

Bangladesh: Floods in Gopalganj: 5,500 fish farmers suffer 50C loss August 20, 2020   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune

As many as 5,500 fish farmers in Gopalganj district have suffered huge losses, estimated at around Tk50 crore, in this year’s floods that washed away their ponds. After the floods washed away 6,681 ponds in the district, about 3,212 tons of fish from th...

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