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Bangladesh: Bangladesh to work with 53 nations on marine conservation September 20, 2016   |  Source: Prothom Alo  | Copyright: All Rights Reserved Prothom Alo 1998 - 2016

Bangladesh will be working with 53 countries to promote conservation and sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific. The announcement came at the third ‘Our Ocean Conference”, held from...

Tamil Nadu: Fishermen stage protest against Enayam port September 20, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Hundreds of fishermen and their family members staged a protest against the proposed Enayam International Container Transhipment Terminal (EICTT) at Ramanthurai seashore near here on Sunday. The protest, spearheaded by Peoples’ Movement Against Enayam I...

Tamil Nadu: A slow recovery for small enterprises by Deepa H Ramakrishnan September 20, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

After the floods levelled almost everything they had, salt pan owners in Kelambakkam and flyash brick manufacturers and aquaculture farmers in Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram districts have learnt that they have to fight their own battles. And, that they cann...

Kerala: Maradu municipality plans crackdown on leisure boats September 20, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The scenes of tourists frolicking at high speeds across the serene waters of Vembanad lake will soon be a thing of past, if the Maradu municipal authorities have their way. The relentless conflict between the fisher folk on Valanthakkad island and speedbo...

Tamil Nadu: Six stranded fishermen rescued September 20, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Marine Police of Coastal Security Group (CSG) personnel, Thoothukudi, rescued six Threspuram fishermen, who were stranded in mid-sea after their country boat suffered a technical snag on Sunday. Swiftly responding to the information received from the CSG ...

Goa: Dave assures to solve Coastal Regulation Zone issue in Goa for fishermen, tourism September 19, 2016   |  Source: India Today.in  | Copyright: 2016 Living Media India Limited.

Panaji, Sept 16 (PTI) Union Minister of State for Environment Anil Dave today assured the fishermen and tourism community in Goa to work out a solution for vexed Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) issue. "The fishermen have been living on the coast for centuri...

India: ICSF's Draft Note on Governance of water and freshwater fish production systems in India: Is there need for a national policy to protect fishers and fishworkers? is available online September 19, 2016   |  Source: ICSF

With the repeal of the Indian Fisheries Act, 1897—the oldest environmental legislation in India—under the Repealing and Amending Act, 2015 (No. 17 of 2015) there is no national law at present dealing with inland fisheries. However, ranging from the Pu...

Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera calls for ban on bottom trawling by Meera Srinivasan September 19, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera has called for a ban on bottom trawling, a destructive fishing practice that harms marine ecosystems. Mr. Samaraweera made the appeal at the recent ‘Our Ocean 2016 conference’ in Washington DC, ahead ...

Kerala: Slow harbour work irks fishermen September 19, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The development work at the Koyilandy harbour is going on at a snail’s pace despite people’s representatives from the area claiming frequent intervention on their part to speed up the project. Even after a year, filling work for the proposed wharf is ...

Kerala: Kadinamkulam Lake cries out for conservation September 19, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

A study conducted last month reports that the brackish water Kadinamkulam Lake is not only the biggest inland waterbody of Thiruvananthapuram district but also one gifted with a rich aquatic ecosystem that qualifies it to be declared as a Ramsar site. The...

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