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Andhra Pradesh: Fishing ban hits over 50,000 inland fisherfolk in Kurnool July 11, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2019, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

With the 62-day annual inland fishing ban coming into effect on July 1, the fisherfolk have once again started demanding compensation for their loss of livelihood. According to the Fisheries Department officials, over 50,000 fisherfolk families in Kurnool...

West Bengal: Anmol Feeds plans to set up one shrimp feed unit at Kolkata by Sutanuka Ghosal July 11, 2019   |  Source: Economic Times

The Rs 500 crore animal feeds company Anmol Feeds has drawn up plans to set up one shrimp feed unit at Kolkata and floating fish feed facility in the Bihar-Uttar Pradesh border. While the unit in Kolkata will be set up at a cost of Rs 25 crore, the floati...

India: Centre committed to aquaculture development July 11, 2019   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Union Minister of State of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and MSME Pratap Chandra Sarangi on Wednesday said the Centre is committed to the development of aquaculture through Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana, which was introduced recently. Speaking at a f...

Myanmar: Flood resilience in Myanmar’s dry zone July 11, 2019   |  Source: Relief Web

In central Myanmar, many villages and their inhabitants are in danger. Climate change is causing both excessive rainfall and prolonged drought, and the Irawaddy River, Myanmar’s lifeline, is increasingly bursting its banks. With disastrous consequences....

Bangladesh: Fishing boat with 6 dead bodies washes ashore in Cox’s Bazar by Abdul Aziz July 11, 2019   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune  | Copyright: 2012-2019. 2A Media Limited.

A fishing boat with six dead fishermen has washed up ashore at Seagull point of Cox’s Bazar sea beach. Two fishermen were also rescued alive from the vessel. “We were informed that a fishing boat has washed up ashore after capsizing on early hours of ...

India: Budget 2019: High on prescriptions to bolster rural livelihoods, but outlays not encouraging enough by Sarthak Ray July 10, 2019   |  Source: Financial Express

Budget financial year 20 is high on prescriptions to bolster rural livelihoods, especially farm-linked and non-farm ones. Pisciculture and fishing will be thrust in the coming fiscal, with the government proposing the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana....

India: New aquaculture tech aims at doubling farmers’ income July 10, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD-PR) is working on a new technology in aquaculture to help double the income of farmers with the institute by recently establishing a ‘Backyard Re-circulatory Aquaculture System’ develope...

India: Effect of Small-Scale Fisheries on Marine Ecosystems July 10, 2019   |  Source: New Delhi Times

Small-scale fisheries generally consist of traditional and eco-friendly fishing gears operated in the coastal waters. The marine fisheries resources in the Indian coastal waters are highly diverse; mainly comprising of small-scale and artisanal fleets. Ma...

Sri Lanka: Port City completes Rs. 500 m livelihood support program July 10, 2019   |  Source: Daily FT

What could be tagged the largest community service program in the country, impacting thousands of lives, was brought to a close by Port City Colombo, at a ceremony held in Negombo earlier this week. The Fishermen’s Livelihood Support Society Ltd. (FLSSL...

Kerala: Union Budget neglected demands, say fishermen July 10, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

The Kerala Swatantra Matsyathozhilali Federation has said that the Union Budget has let the fishers down. Federation president Jackson Pollayil told reporters here on Tuesday that the budget neglected them, denying their pleas for subsidy on kerosene and ...

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