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Bangladesh: Livelihood of Teknaf fishermen under threat by Mostafa Yousuf September 10, 2019   |  Source: The Daily Star  | Copyright: 2019 / thedailystar.net

A ban on fishing in the Naf river and unavailability of work due to the Rohingyas influx has put the livelihoods of 8,000 fishermen in jeopardy in Cox’s Bazar’s Teknaf upazila. The ban, which was imposed on August 25, 2017 by the government to curb ya...

India: Chinese trawlers in southern Indian Ocean worry India by Dinakar Peri September 10, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2019, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

There has been a huge increase in Chinese deep-sea fishing trawlers in the southern Indian Ocean far from the Chinese coast which has raised concerns in the government and the security establishment, according to official sources. This was discussed in th...

Bangladesh: Viruses come back to haunt Bagerhat shrimp farmers September 10, 2019   |  Source: UNB  | Copyright: United News of Bangladesh.

‘Bagda’ shrimp farmers in the district are counting huge losses due to decline in production caused by virus attack and drastic fall in its prices. Local farmers said a huge quantity of ‘Bagda’ shrimp die in many enclosures in different areas of t...

Sri Lanka: Fisheries Ministry plans to make the country self-sufficient in freshwater fish production and boost exports September 10, 2019   |  Source: Colombo Page.  | Copyright: 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC)

The State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dilip Wedaarachchi says that all necessary plans are being prepared to expedite the process of making the country self-sufficient in fish production. The Minister said that the country's fi...

Andhra Pradesh: State plans four new fishing harbours in Guntur September 10, 2019   |  Source: The Hans India  | Copyright: 2019 Hyderabad Media House Limited/The Hans India

The state government is considering to construct four fishing harbours at a cost of Rs 600 crore to provide better facilities for fishermen. According to official sources, the four fishing harbours will come up at Nizampatam in Guntur district, Machilipat...

Myanmar: Marine export earnings hit over 670 m USD in 11 months September 10, 2019   |  Source: Eleven Myanmar  | Copyright: 2019 Eleven Media Group Co., Ltd

Till August 30 of 2018-2019 fiscal year, export earnings from marine products reached 674.048 million US dollars, up 25.427 million US dollars compared with 648.621 million US dollars last year, according to the figures released by the Ministry of Commerc...

Maharashtra: By 2050, Mumbai will see more plastic floating than fish: Report September 10, 2019   |  Source: DNA

A report conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology says that our future generations will have to pay for the amount with which we are disposing of plastic waste in the sea of Mumbai. Titled, 'This report is an alarm for all of us', it highlights the...

Tamil Nadu: Ban on fishing imposed in Rameswaram for a day September 06, 2019   |  Source: ANI  | Copyright: aninews.in

Due to increase in the wind speed causing sea turbulence, Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday banned fishermen from fishing here. Tamil Nadu Sea Workers Association State Secretary, CR Senthilvel told ANI, " Rameswaram wind speed has increased from 45 to ...

India: Venkaiah Naidu calls for realising untapped fisheries potential September 06, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line

Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu has expressed concern over the low productivity levels in aquaculture. “It is a matter of great concern that the country tapped only a fraction of the aquaculture potential that is available to it. We utilise only about 4...

Tamil Nadu: Fishermen seek proper rescue operations September 06, 2019   |  Source: Times of India

Hundreds of fishermen from Rameswaram, who go out into the sea in country boats, staged a protest demanding a full- fledged search operation to find out the eight fishermen who have been missing after a boat capsize off the coast of Mallipattinam on Wedne...

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