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Kerala: Coastal Regulation Zone laws ignored, high rises thrive in Kochi with official connivance by Haritha John September 29, 2016   |  Source: The News Minute  | Copyright: 2015 www.thenewsminute.com

Thirty-seven-year-old Gopi pays a “huge” sum as rent for a tiny house on Vypeen island in coastal Kerala’s Ernakulam district. “I have to pay even though I own our family’s ancestral property,” he says. Some parts of Vypeen island falls under ...

Goa: No nod to structures till sand dune mapping is done: Government by Paul Fernandes September 29, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India City  | Copyright: 2016 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

The Goa government has assured national green tribunal (NGT) that it will not grant permission for erection of shacks, huts, stalls, cottages and other structures till the work of sand dune mapping of the entire coastline is completed. This assurance was ...

Gujarat: Gujarat fisherman bags award for open sea cage culture September 29, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu Business Line.

The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute’s (CMFRI) open sea cage farming model in Gujarat has received national recognition, with a fisherman associated with the institute bagging the Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Antoyodaya Krishi Puraskar institut...

Punjab: Punjab government bans exotic magur in state September 28, 2016   |  Source : Punjab Update  | Copyright: 2016 Punjab Update.com

The Punjab has issued directions placing complete ban on fish farming of exotic magur (clarius gariepnus) which is hazardous for the indigenous fishes of the State. This exotic magur eats the other fishes and also their feed in the pond. Disclosing here ...

Sri Lanka: Honourable Minister requests from provincial ministers to rescue fish in small reservoirs September 28, 2016   |  Source: Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources  | Copyright: Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources.

A meeting with Provincial Fisheries Ministers was held on 22ndSep at the ministry auditorium under the chairmanship of Hon. Minister Mahinda Amaraweera to discuss matters to be prioritized in developing fisheries industry in the forthcoming year 2017. Ho...

Tamil Nadu: No fish in the water, fishermen at sea by Manu Moudgil September 28, 2016   |  Source: India water portal

What makes a good fisherman? His tools like boats and intricate nets, the ability to make deep dives or the tenacity to stand the elements? For most of the fishers, it’s about having a deep understanding of the ecosystem and the wisdom to make it work f...

Andhra Pradesh: Rain spell kindles hopes of fishermen by Santosh Patnaik September 28, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The rain spell, which has been continuing non-stop for the past one week, has brought a ray of hope among fishermen that it will increase their yield. Hit by low catch during the voyages after end of annual conservation period in June, mechanised boat ope...

Kerala: Salmonella found in seafood September 28, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Salmonella, the pathogen responsible for food poisoning, has been identified in seafood samples collected from local fish markets. A survey carried out by the a team of scientists of the Microbiology, Fermentation and Biotechnology Division of Central Ins...

Bangladesh: Marine Fisheries Law: Adopting the precautionary principle by Abdullah-Al Arif September 28, 2016   |  Source: The Daily Star

The precautionary principle is a well-recognised concept in the realm of international environmental law. The principle is a manifestation of the maxim in dubio pro natura which means “in doubt, in favour of nature.” The precautionary principle means ...

Bangladesh: Flooded? with waves of anxiety by Clementine Todorov September 28, 2016   |  Source: Amasia Media International

Whether they live in the Global North or South, climate change is affecting the way of life for everyone. While people of the Western world seems to be more concerned about their abnormal weather changes, they are less aware and empathetic towards countri...

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