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Sri Lanka: Clash of livelihoods and traditions reveal flaws in Sri Lanka’s resettlement efforts September 04, 2019   |  Source: Global Press Journal  | Copyright: 2019 Global Press Journal.

The early morning light is breaking by the time Muththuththurai Inparasa reaches the Mayilittitturai beach on Sri Lanka’s northern coast, where rows of fishing boats are drawn up high, away from the water. Inparasa, 43, has traveled 7 kilometers (4 mile...

Maldives: Calls for greater integration of South Asia to address challenges September 04, 2019   |  Source: Maldives Independent  | Copyright: 2015 - 2018 Copyright Maldives Independent

Greater integration of Indian Ocean neighbours is needed to address common challenges posed by terrorism and illicit maritime activities, President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih proposed on Tuesday. In his address at the fourth Indian Ocean Conference underway at...

India: Experiences 45 pc coastal erosion, gets special importance in UNCCD September 04, 2019   |  Source: Yahoo News

Conference of Parties (COP14) to the United Nations Convention to combat desertification (UNCCD) was held on Monday in New Delhi, where India took the presidency for the next two years. The primary focus of COP14 is desertification and degradation of land...

Bangaldesh: First ever fish gene database in Bangladesh by Iftekhar Mahmud September 04, 2019   |  Source: Prothomalo  | Copyright: Prothom Alo 1998 - 2019

A database of 20 species of freshwater fish genes found in Bangladesh has been created for the first time ever in the country through which freshwater fish can be identified precisely. At the same time, the number of fish species in a river and their incr...

India: Fishmeal producers call off indefinite strike by V Sajeev Kumar September 04, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line

Fishmeal producers across the country, who had been on an indefinite agitation since August 1, have called off their strike. They had protested against levying five percent goods and services tax (GST) with retrospective effect. The strike has been wit...

Gujarat: IMD predicts heavy rainfall in Gujarat for next 5 days, issues warning for fishermen September 04, 2019   |  Source: India Today

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places in Gujarat for the next five days. Sharing details of the weather forecast, IMD Director Jayant Sarkar said, "Light to moderate rainfall is mos...

India: Centre to invest Rs. 25,000 crore in fisheries in 3-5 years by V Sajeev Kumar September 04, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line

As part of the ambitious Blue Revolution project, the Union government has lined up Rs 25,000 crore to invest in different segments of the fisheries sector in the next three to five years. “We are looking at three types of support by way of infrastructu...

India: GDP growth slumps to 5% in Q1 of 2019-20 September 03, 2019   |  Source: Domain

India’s economy grew at a slow pace of 5.0 per cent in the first quarter of the current financial year (April-June 2019-20), inviting criticism from opposition Congress party, with former prime minister and economist alleging mismanagement of the econom...

Kerala: Harbours back to business as strike by fish meal firms ends September 03, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

Fish meal oil manufacturers and merchants have resumed collection of stock from various harbours in the district with the end of their nation-wide strike in protest against the enforcement of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime on industries operating...

West Bengal: Fishing resumes in Sundarbans after 60-day ban September 03, 2019   |  Source: UNB

Fishermen of the Sundarbans region resumed fishing from Sunday following a 60-day ban on fishing in the coastal area. The Ministry of Forestry imposed the ban from July 1 to put an end to use of poison to catch fish and related crimes in the forest. The J...

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