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Kerala: Fishers plan nationwide agitation against foreign trawlers’ invasion July 02, 2019   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Demanding stringent steps to stop foreign vessels from fishing illegally in India’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), the Federation of Indian Fishing Industry - an umbrella body of the mechanised boat operators across the country - has decided to launch a...

India and Bangladesh: Sundarbans, communities shrink as their island sinks by Erin Stone, Lisa Hornak July 02, 2019   |  Source: Mongabay  | Copyright: 2019 Copyright Conservation news

Ashida watched the rising tide fearfully. Lifting her baby son onto her hip, the 24-year-old took a break from her morning duties and stood outside her house in the village of Baliara on a small island in the Indian Sundarbans, one of the most vulnerable ...

Sri Lanka: No permission for uninsured vessels to engage in fishing July 02, 2019   |  Source: Clombo Page  | Copyright: 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC)

The State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dilip Wedaarachchi said measures will be taken to make it compulsory for all vessels used for fishing in the sea to be properly covered by insurance and uninsured vessels will not be allowe...

Puducherry: Polluted Thengaithittu lagoon an environmental hazard by S. Prasad July 02, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2019, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

Poor waste management systems coupled with discharge of raw sewage from the city’s drains into the Thengaithittu lagoon is posing a serious environmental and health hazard. The policy makers and bureaucrats often make tall claims about solid waste manag...

Tamil Nadu: Fishermen say ‘no’ to laying of pipelines to draw sea water July 02, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2019, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

Apprehending threat to their livelihood, a group of traditional fishermen from Morepannai, a coastal fishing hamlet near Uppur, have opposed the laying of pipelines to draw seawater for the upcoming Uppur thermal power plant. Arriving at the Collectorate ...

Puducherry: Lift the ban on purse seine nets: fishermen July 02, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2019, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

Fishermen of Devanampattinam coastal hamlet hoisted black flags atop their houses and organised a protest in the hamlet seeking lifting of ban on the use of purse seine nets by the Fisheries department. After the annual 61-day ban on fishing came to an en...

Kerala: 177 Fisherfolk, who helped during floods in Kerala, recruited as coastal wardens July 02, 2019   |  Source: The Logical Indian

Kerala has got a new contingent of fishermen to guard its coastline and to work as rescuers in the event of natural calamities, reported The News Minute. Known as coastal police wardens, as many 177 members of the fishing communities including five women ...

Kerala: Drive to protect fish-breeding habitats by U. Hiran July 01, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

Standing in waist-deep water and braving strong local resistance, they are on a mission to conserve the life forms that are on the move to feed and breed. Ever since the skies over Kottayam have turned overcast this monsoon, an army of environmentalists s...

Gujarat: AMC stonewalls GFCCA fish market plans by Meghdoot Sharon July 01, 2019   |  Source: The Times of India

In predominantly vegetarian Gujarat, a co-operative body set up with support from the state government, is finding it tough to set up a fish market in Ahmedabad. The proposal to set up a modern, hygienic fish market in the city has been hanging for almost...

Maharashtra: Security guards at Uran wetlands irk activists, fisherfolk by Badri Chatterjee July 01, 2019   |  Source: Hindustan Times

The City Industrial Development Corporation Ltd (Cidco) has deployed 30 private security guards across eight wetland areas in Uran to prevent citizens from accessing them. Pramod Patil, nodal officer (environment), Cidco, said the move is aimed at avoidin...

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