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Gujarat: Essar damaging India's first marine national park, Gujarat fishermen tell National Green Tribunal by Nihar Gokhale September 26, 2016   |  Source: Catch News  | Copyright: 2016 CATCHNEWS.com

The National Green Tribunal has admitted a case against Essar Group's upcoming port project in Salaya, Jamnagar district, Gujarat, on the grounds that it is affecting the ecology of Gulf of Kutch Marine National Park as well as mangroves and coral reefs i...

Karnataka: Madhwaraj seeks Central aid for fisheries projects in State September 26, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Pramod Madhwraj, Minister of State for Fisheries, Youth Services and Sports, has urged Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, to release the balance amount of Central assistance for fisheries harbour projects in the Stat...

Andhra Pradesh: State to set up task force to boost aquaculture exports September 26, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Friday said a task force would be set up soon with representatives from the industry and the government to give a big push to exports of marine products, mainly aquaculture products like Vannamei (white-leg shrimp). ...

Uttarakhand: Temperatures may rise by 5°C in Uttarakhand hills September 26, 2016   |  Source: The Tribune  | Copyright: The Tribune Trust, 2015

The Himalayan region is facing the challenge of climate change with an increasing warming trend in the environs predicted that could be detrimental to the wildlife. The temperatures in the region are forecast to rise by five degrees in the long term. Acco...

India: Cabinet gives Clean Ganga Mission power to fine polluters September 23, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The Union Cabinet has approved changes allowing the National Mission for Clean Ganga to fine those responsible for polluting the river. Earlier this power was vested solely with the Central Pollution Control Board. “We wanted powers of the Environment P...

New Delhi: Coastal corridor: Asian Development Bank approves $631 million loan September 23, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Multilateral funding agency Asian Development Bank has approved $631 million for building India’s first coastal industrial corridor between Visakhapatnam and Chennai. The fund will help develop the first key 800-km section of the planned 2,500-km East C...

Andra Pradesh: Tuna fishing the next big thing, says Marine Products Export Development Authority chief by CH. R. S Sarma September 23, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu Business Line.

Tuna fishing is the next significant leap forward in the aqua sector and it is bound to happen in a few years, according to Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) Chairman A Jayathilak. He was addressing the media here on Thursday on the eve...

Tamil Nadu: Fish or flamingoes? Activists irked by B. Aravind Kumar September 23, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

While the activists across the country are unhappy about the nod for Ken-Betwa river linking project by the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL), closer home the board has granted clearance for a fish-landing centre that could possibly disturb the only know...

India: Radha Mohan Singh interacts with the fishers and farmers stakeholders at ICAR- CIFE September 22, 2016   |  Source: India Blooms  | Copyright: 2016 Indiablooms.com.

The representatives of the people should become more focused and service oriented with a missionary zeal. The focus of his Ministry and the ICAR is to serve the best interests of the farmers and fishers. All efforts should be oriented towards the end bene...

Tamil Nadu: Seaweed cultivation project launched for fisherwomen September 22, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

To promote seaweed cultivation, fisherwomen were provided with subsidies at a programme in which Chief Minister Jayalalithaa inaugurated the project through videoconferencing on Wednesday. With the objective to protect the East Coast and increase revenue ...

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