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India: Italy says it should have jurisdiction in marines case by Milan July 09, 2019   |  Source: Hindustan Times  | Copyright: HT Digital Streams Ltd

An international arbitration court opened two weeks of hearings Monday on Italy’s request to have India end the criminal prosecution of two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012, an incident that led to a break in the countries...

Pakistan: Government taking interest in promotion of fish farming in merged districts by Mohammad Ali July 09, 2019   |  Source: Urdu Point  | Copyright: 1997-2019, UrduPoint Network

Director Fisheries tribal districts, Arshad Aziz Khan Thursday said that government was taking keen interest in promotion of fish farming in tribal districts due to suitability of the area. He was addressing a ceremony held in connection to provide new v...

Andhra Pradesh: Fishermen see a glimmer of hope in ‘matsya sampada yojana by Nalla.Babu July 09, 2019   |  Source: The Times of India

The fishing industry in Andhra Pradesh, which was already in troubled waters, was hopeful of improvement when finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced plans to launch ‘Matsya Sampada Yojana’, a scheme aimed at turning India into a hotspot for fis...

India: Fisheries sector registered more than double growth in past 5 years; emerged largest group in agricultural export: Economic Survey up July 08, 2019   |  Source: The Economic Times

Even as growth in agriculture sector remains a challenge for the government, due to fluctuating growth in sectors like crop, livestock and forestry from 2014-15 to 2017-18, fisheries sector has grown rapidly from 4.9 per cent in 2012-13 to 11.9 per cent i...

Bangladesh: Fears of evictions as Bangladesh gives rivers legal rights by Rina Chandran July 08, 2019   |  Source: Reuters  | Copyright: 2019 Reuters.

A ruling by Bangladesh’s top court granting rivers the same legal rights as people could hurt the poor fishing and farming communities that depend on them, human rights activists said. The Supreme Court declared this week that all Bangladesh’s rivers ...

Sri Lanka: Sixteen fishermen arrested in Trincomalee July 08, 2019   |  Source: News First

Sixteen fishermen who were engaged in illegal fishing activities were arrested in Trincomalee. The suspects were arrested along with 2 dingy boats. The Navy stated that they were using illegal fishing nets for their fishing activities. The arrested fisher...

Andhra Pradesh: CIBA scientists advocate crop holiday to reduce shrimp mortality rate July 08, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2019, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

The Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA-Chennai) scientists on Tuesday advocated crop holiday and micro-level focus on water parameters to bring down the mortality rate of shrimp due to ‘White Spot Syndrome (WSS)’. The group of Princi...

India: Govt announces new scheme to boost fish processing; to allocate Rs 3,737cr to new ministry July 08, 2019   |  Source: The Times of India

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Friday announced a new scheme to promote processing in fishery sector and allocated an estimated Rs 3,737 crore for the newly carved out Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying. Presenting the Union Budget ...

Kerala: Fuel scarcity, poor catch leave fishers in debts July 08, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2019, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

Nearly one month into the annual trawling ban, many traditional fishers are finding it difficult to stay in their vocation due to poor catch and scarcity of fuel. While many boats return to the shore nearly empty, a major portion of what they earn goes in...

Kerala: Valanthakad islanders battle commuting and livelihood issues by Sharika C. July 08, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2019, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

It is the start of the morning rush hour in Kochi, and vehicles jostle for precious space on city roads. About 9 km away, the island of Valanthakad surrounded by the Vembanad lake is a picture of calm. Near its banks, M.K. Vanaja gets into a long wooden b...

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