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Tamil Nadu: Twelve Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy December 22, 2016   |  Source: Hindustan Times  | Copyright: HT Media Limited

Twelve Indian fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly fishing in their territorial waters. The arrest comes a day after Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam asked the Centre to send a “firm message” to the island nation over ...

Goa: Sales fall, anger rises-Why the fishing industry can't go cashless December 22, 2016   |  Source: Business Standard  | Copyright: 2016 Business Standard Private Ltd.

Gangu Kundaikar is a small-framed, saree-clad woman who rises at 3 am every day, wraps a cloth around her waist so fish do not soil her saree, and takes a rented tempo to the Malim jetty in Panaji, North Goa, 8 km from her village, here in one of India’...

Kerala: Move to extend trawl ban kicks up a storm by T. Nandakumar December 22, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

A government move to stretch the annual trawling ban period in Kerala to 60 days in two phases has evoked stiff protest from traditional fishermen and boat operators who fear that it would have serious livelihood consequences without any plausible impact ...

Karnataka: Drought takes a toll on yield of fishes in Mysuru district by Mujahid Deputy December 21, 2016   |  Source: City Today  | Copyright: 2016 CITYTODAY .

As the severe drought left the trails of devastation in the state, as evident by the huge crop loss, the impact has also resulted in an insufficient yield of fishes in the rivers in and around Mysuru district. As a result, the Karnataka State Co-operative...

India: Bay of Bengal witnessed 500 cyclones in 125 years: Professor at climate change conferene December 21, 2016   |  Source: The Indian Express  | Copyright: 2016 The Indian Express [P] Ltd.

The Bay of Bengal has witnessed around 500 cyclones in 125 years (since 1891) of which 107 had targeted Odisha causing immense devastation, a professor said on Saturday. “However, compared to hurricanes in the west pacific, cyclones originating in the ...

Jharkhand: Jharkhand to get new fish hatcheries next year by Kelly Kislaya December 21, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India City  | Copyright: 2016 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

At least 325 crore fish seeds will be accumulated in the state by September 2017, making the state self-dependent in fish seed storage, chief secretary Rajbala Verma said on Saturday. In a meeting with the fisheries directorate, Verma directed officials t...

Tamil Nadu: ‘100 TN fishers can go to Katchatheevu’ December 21, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India City  | Copyright: 2016 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Chief minister O Panneerselvam on Wednesday said the Centre has granted permission to 100 fishermen from the state to attend the consecration ceremony of St Antony's Church in Katchatheevu island on December 23. "Following the sanction, TN government will...

Maharashtra: Fishermen begin week-long protest against Shivaji statue by Badri Chatterjee December 21, 2016   |  Source: The Hindustan Times  | Copyright: HT Media Limited All rights reserved.

Fishermen are set to stage protests against the proposed construction of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj statue, from Friday till December 24 – the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the project. Members of the Akhil Maharashtra Machimar Kriti...

Kerala: Steps on to expand rice-fish farming in Kaipad fields by Mohamed Nazeer December 21, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Steps are now on to expand the integrated rice-fish farming systems in the brackish water marshes in the district commonly known Kaipad fields which were once known for the traditional rice cultivation and aquaculture. The Agency for Aquaculture Developme...

Goa: ‘Who buys fish with a credit card here?’ Traders scoff at Goa’s bid to ditch cash by Vidhi Doshi December 21, 2016   |  Source : The Guardian  | Copyright: 2016 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies.

It’s 11 o’clock, and Laxman Chauhan still hasn’t sold any fish. His stall in the central market in the west Indian city of Panjim has been open for three hours, but none of his usual clients have come today. He checks his watch, and then takes a wal...

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