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Myanmar: Marine export earnings increase by 34 million dollars January 08, 2020   |  Source: Eleven Myanmar

During three months of this fiscal year, the marine export earnings exceeded 250 million US dollars, up over 34 million US dollars compared with the same period last year, according to the Commerce Ministry. Till December 27 of this FY, the total marine e...

Tamil Nadu and Odisha: A tale of two states: Why disaster recovery in India needs to go beyond housing by Jasmitha Arvind & Nihal Ranjit January 08, 2020   |  Source: Scroll

A year after cyclone Gaja made landfall in November 2018 with severe impacts in southern Tamil Nadu, coastal communities in Nagapattinam are still recovering from the widespread devastation. Official figures say that at least 57 people were killed but thi...

Bangladesh: A promise to blue economy by Engr. Md. Mahfuzur Rahman, Dr. Quamrul Ahsan, Dr. Anisul Haque, Dr. Munsur Rahman, Dr. Shampa and Dr. Shamal C. Das January 08, 2020   |  Source: The Financial Express

Over the past 48 years since independence, Bangladesh has made significant progress across the socio-economic spectra. The GDP has grown many times and the economy has transformed from an agrarian base to a modern manufacturing and service economy. The ex...

Kerala: Suchitwa Sagaram runs out of steam January 08, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Fishers say enthusiasm has fizzled out due to lack of funds, govt. apathy. Suchitwa Sagaram, Kerala’s celebrated clean sea mission that garnered much global attention, has run out of steam due to the lack of funds. The fishers, who brought back truckloa...

Karnataka: Comprehensive fishing policy to be implemented soon - Minister January 07, 2020   |  Source: Daiji World

"In order to bring stability in fishing, to conserve marine resources and to prevent scarcity of fish, a comprehensive fishing policy will be implemented soon after thorough study on the same. Several programmes, including repairing of all jetties of coas...

Assam: Community Fishing at Deepor Beel Begins January 07, 2020   |  Source: The Sentinel Assam

Deepor Beel was seen teeming with buyers with the fishermen community starting their annual fishing in the water body from Sunday. Fishing will continue for a few days in the Beel. Traditional fishermen equipped with various fishing devices like nets, ...

Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh: The lucrative fish feed industry is killing traditional fisheries by Haritha John January 07, 2020   |  Source: Scroll

Tonnes of fish caught through unsustainable fishing methods are being used by the fish meal and fish oil industry – also known as the FMFO industry – that supply feed to global aquaculture chains. These are wreaking havoc on fish stocks. The FMFO indu...

Bangladesh: Chittagong Shutki Pallis abuzz with fish drying activities January 07, 2020   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune

Dried fish is a much-loved traditional food in the country, particularly in Chittagong. With the arrival of winter, Shutki Palli dedicated to fish drying process along Karnaphuli River in the port city are now abuzz with fish drying activities. During a ...

India: Smart phone technology is making fishing safer for climate change threatened communities in India by Jayashree Balasubramanian January 07, 2020   |  Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

The blue umbrella, nearly blending with the sea in the background, offers little protection from the scorching tropical heat to Arockiyem, who stands with a group around him. As they peer at the smart phone in his hands, he explains how the device can hel...

Tripura: Fish farming needs a big push: Fishery Experts January 07, 2020   |  Source: UNI India

In a recent meeting of Regional Advisory Group (RAG) convened by NABARD, Tripura RO, the experts opined that despite abundant freshwater aquaculture resources in Tripura, the state is still dependent on other States/ country to meet its demand for fish, w...

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