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West Bengal: Indian fishermen in the Sundarbans risk tiger attacks in battle for survival by Aritra Bhattacharya September 22, 2016   |  Source: The National

I was to hear this statement several times during the four days I spent in the Sundarbans earlier this month. The first time, it was Monirul Tarafdar. I was staying in his small houseboat and he recalled how his father had managed to escape a tiger attack...

Pakistan: Seafood exports fetch $324mn revenue last year by Parvez Jabri September 22, 2016   |  Source: Business Recorder  | Copyright: 2016 Business Recorder.

The appropriate trainings and guidance of fishermen on different aspects have resulted increase in seafood exports revenues which reached US $ 324 million during 2015-16. The trainings were aimed at reducing post-harvest losses on board fishing vessels an...

Myanmar: Ministry mulls dam fisheries proposal by Htoo Thant September 22, 2016   |  Source: Myanmar Times  | Copyright: 2016 The Myanmar Times.

Would-be dam fishermen first requested the ministry consider the proposal in June, after their pond-based stocks took another hit from the monsoon flooding. They say increased frequency of flooding sees them lose their investment every year. The proposal ...

Maldives: Birds of a feather September 22, 2016   |  Source: World Fishing and Aquaculture  | Copyright: Mercator Media Ltd 2016.

It’s a well-known fact that if you want to catch fish you need to know how to find them, and in order to find fish, you need look no further than seabirds – the undisputed masters of fish finding. While radar is predominantly used for navigation and c...

Assam: Move for self-sufficiency in fish production September 22, 2016   |  Source: The Assam Tribune

The ICAR- Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Guwahati Regional Centre organised an interactive workshop, “Aquatic Animal Diseases in Assam” under the National Surveillance Programme on Aquatic Animal Diseases (NSPAAD) on Tuesday. A total of ...

Odisha: Odisha seafood exporters seek higher capital subsidy for processing units by Nirmalya Behera September 22, 2016   |  Source: Business Standard  | Copyright: 2015 Business Standard Private Ltd.

In order to compete with their counterparts in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, Odisha seafood exporters have sought hike in capital subsidy to set up processing plants with higher capacity in the existing Odisha Fisheries Policy. They argued that entrepreneu...

Maharashtra: Bad weather hits fishing, boats ‘anchored’ near Bhayandar by Suresh Golani September 22, 2016   |  Source: The Free Press Journal  | Copyright: Indian National Press (Bombay) Private Limited 2016.

Choppy weather including torrential rains compounded by strong winds forced local fishermen from quaint fishing villages including Uttan, Pali and Chowk near Bhayandar to abort their fishing activities. Home to over 700 fishing boats in the region, a larg...

Bangladesh: Call to stop setting up of industries near Sundarbans September 22, 2016   |  Source: The Financial Express

Three organisations demanded Monday proper implementation of environmental protection act, forest act and wildlife protection act in a bid to stop industrialisation in the ecologically critical area (ECA) like Sundarbans. They also demanded taking measure...

Sri Lanka: Rs. 2400 million Allocated for Sri Lanka's Freshwater Fisheries September 22, 2016   |  Source: The Fish Site  | Copyright: 2000 - 2014. 5m Publishing

Nearly 10,000 fresh water reservoirs exist in Sri Lanka and the Ministry of Fisheries has taken measures in exploiting the allocated funds for the development hatcheries and aquaculture centers for the purpose of increasing the fish population of inland r...

Tamil Nadu: Fishing harbour declared open September 22, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

A new fishing harbour at Akkaraipettai near here has come up. So far, fishermen have been using a small piece of land belonging to the Maritime Board, a heavily congested area, for landing and anchoring their boats. So, the Fisheries Department took up th...

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