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Maharashtra: Vast mangrove stretches chopped at Karanja, high-level probe demanded by Vijay Singh October 07, 2021   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2021 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

City environmentalists have lodged urgent complaints with Maharashtra's forest mangrove cell and the Bombay high court-appointed mangroves protection panel about the illegal cutting of a large number of green mangroves along the Karanja jetty in Uran. Sev...

Kerala: Juvenile fishing causing unease among traditional fishers October 07, 2021   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2021, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

Juvenile fishing, mostly for fishmeal factories, off the coast of Kerala continues to cause unease in the fishing community, and the newly constituted fishers’ forum, Matsya Thozhilali Samyukta Samiti, has called for a protest action on October 11. Thou...

Bangladesh: Biodiversity, livelihood under threat at Tanguar Haor by Serajul Islam October 07, 2021   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune

The Tanguar haor (wetland ecosystem) in Sunamganj continues to suffer a catastrophic loss of livelihoods and biodiversity, threatening not just the extinction of numerous species and irreplaceable genetic variety, but also food supply, health, security, a...

Assam: Fish processing plant set up at Guijan near Tinsukia October 07, 2021   |  Source: The Sentinel Assam  | Copyright: 2021. Omega Printers & Publishers Pvt. Ltd.

As a start-up unit, a value added fish processing plant has been installed at Guijan near Tinsukia and a three-day capacity building programmes on value added fish product preparation was also organized by ICAR-Central Institute of fisheries Education, Mu...

Maharashtra: Government to amend law for fisherfolk October 07, 2021   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2021 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

After nearly 40 years, Maharashtra Marine Fishing Regulation Act, 1981, will be amended through an ordinance. The state cabinet approved the amendments to protect rights and the livelihood of traditional fisherfolk. A government press release said technol...

India: CIFA aims to boost prawn Scampi farming October 07, 2021   |  Source: The Pioneer  | Copyright: 2021 The Pioneer.

The ICAR-CIFA has signed MoU with the selected three-multiplier scampi hatcheries on October 4 2021. ICAR-CIFA shall provide brood seed of ‘CIFA-GI Scampi’ to the selected hatcheries for brood raising and seed production in the upcoming season. CIFA ...

Andhra Pradesh: Fishers protest ban on fishing with ring nets October 07, 2021   |  Source: The Hans India  | Copyright: 2021 Hyderabad Media House Limited/The Hans India.

Leaders of the AP Fisheries Association (affiliated to AITUC) and CPI state assistant secretary JV Satyanarayana Murthy demanded that the government should take immediate action against the ban on fishing with ring nets for fiber boat operators in the Bhe...

West Bengal: Fields and fisheries flooded in south Bengal, prices rise ahead of Durga puja by Abhijeet Chatterjee October 07, 2021   |  Source: The Telegraph Online

Inundation of vast swathes of south Bengal has led to a shortage in the supply of vegetables and fish in the market and the resultant price rise ahead of Durga puja. Sources said more than 1 lakh hectares, where seasonal vegetables were cultivated, got su...

Karnataka: KFDC plans to popularise seafood, Matsyadarshini stalls in 11 cities October 06, 2021   |  Source: Daiji World  | Copyright: 2001 - 2021. Daijiworld Media Pvt Ltd.,

Karnataka Fisheries Development Corporation Ltd (KFDC) has taken up the work of setting up fish markets at various places within Karnataka. The work is in different stages of completion. The plan is aimed at giving further boost to fish markets all over t...

Odisha: Conservation of mangroves in Bhitarkanika to generate employment for locals by Ashadeep Mohanty October 06, 2021   |  Source: Sambad English  | Copyright: 2021 - Sambad English.

In the fight against climate change, German-based Government agency Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has come forward to conserve the mangroves and biodiversity of Odisha’s Bhitarkanika National Park, the second-largest man...

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