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Odisha: In Chilika, fishing boats ferry tourists illegally by Hrusikesh Mohanty December 16, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India City  | Copyright: 2016 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

After a fishing boat carrying tourists capsized in the Chilika claiming four lives on Sunday, the spotlight has turned on how such an illegal practice thrives in the country's largest brackish water lagoon. Hundreds of fishing boats illegally ply from var...

Nepal: THT 10 years ago: Call to promote trout farming December 16, 2016   |  Source : The Himalayan Times  | Copyright: 2016 The Himalayan Times

Experts on fish farming yesterday said that there is a high demand of rainbow trout and its extended farming could help the country fetch foreign currencies. “Extension of the rainbow trout farming in different parts of the country can fetch foreign cur...

Uttar Pradesh: Noida’s meat, fish vendors’ peak season hit by cash crunch by Vaibhav Jha December 16, 2016   |  Source: Hindustan Times  | Copyright: 2014 HT Media Limited.

Afroz runs his meat shop in a shack near Noida’s Sector 31 market. Holding a butcher’s knife in one hand, he rests the other hand on a scaffold and laments that the past two months, particularly November, have not been good for business. “Since demo...

Maldives: WWF: MSC has ‘financial interest in certification outcomes’ December 09, 2016   |  Source : Undercurrent News  | Copyright: Undercurrent News Limited

According to a report from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has a conflict of interest over its earnings from the use of the blue eco-label, reports The Times. A report from WWF, leaked to The Times, states the MS...

Sri Lanka: Venturing into sea under the influence to be banned December 09, 2016   |  Source: Hiru News  | Copyright: Lotus technologies (private) limited

The ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development says that new rules and regulations preventing engagement in commercial fishing activities, whilst under the influence of alcohol will be introduced in the future. Issuing a communiqué the Minis...

Bangladesh: Mud eel exporters all smiles by Andrew Eagle and Sushanta Ghosh December 09, 2016   |  Source: The Daily Star  | Copyright: 2016 / thedailystar.net

In Barisal's Agailjhara upazila catching Gangeatic mud eels is a livelihood for many. The freshwater eel-like fish, which technically belong to the swamp eel family rather than being true eels, are locally called “cuchia”. They are regularly sent to m...

Bangladesh: Challenges to achieving Sustainable Development Goals in Bangladesh by Helal Uddin Ahmed December 09, 2016   |  Source: The Financial Express

After many global consultations, a resolution titled 'Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development' was adopted by the UN General Assembly on September 25, 2015, heralding the commencement of yet another 15-year cycle of global deve...

West Bengal: Gap between wholesale and retail prices widens by Rohit Khanna December 09, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2015, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd

The wholesale fish market continues to remain sluggish, but yawning price gap with the retail market is pushing up the microeconomic indicators for food in the city. The wholesale traders feel that keeping the retail market high is actually bringing down ...

Andhra Pradesh: Fisherfolk wriggle under cash crunch by KMP Patnaik December 09, 2016   |  Source: The Hans India  | Copyright: 2016 Hyderabad Media House Limited/The Hans India.

Fisherfolk are wriggling under the cash crunch occasioned by demonetisation of high value currency notes effected on November 8. Around 30,000 people live by fishing and allied activities in the district, which has around 700 mechanised boats and 2,300 ca...

Uttarakhand: Uttarakhand Needs to Promote Separate Farming Policy: Study December 09, 2016   |  Source: NDTV  | Copyright: NDTV Convergence Limited 2016.

Uttarakhand needs to promote a separate hill farming policy as the state has a meagre 14 per cent net sown area, more so as three-fifth of the state's total working population is engaged in agriculture, a study has recommended. "The performance of Uttarak...

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