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Telangana: Talasani asks fisher folk to avoid middlemen October 07, 2019   |  Source: Telangana Today

Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav appealed to fishermen not to sell their catch to middlemen, and instead route it through cooperative societies. Speaking after releasing 4.5 lakh fingerlings into Nallavagu project, constr...

Sri Lanka: Fisheries exports to EU double post GSP+ October 04, 2019   |  Source: Daily News

Sri Lankan fisheries exports to Europian Union (EU) have literally doubled since the removal of the fish ban and regaining GSP+’ Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama told the ‘EU Dialogue’ event in Colombo....

Myanmar: Fisheries sector: Current status, opportunities for policy reform October 04, 2019   |  Source: Global New Light of Myanmar

According to the 2018 statistics of Myanmar Fisheries Department, there are total 491345 acres of fish farms— 247007 acres of fish. farms and 244338 acres of prawn farms. Kinds of fish include freshwater fish—carp, white carp, large carp, river catfis...

Sri Lanka: 18 Lankan fishermen held for fishing in Indian waters October 04, 2019   |  Source: Devdiscourse

18 Lankan fishermen held for fishing in Indian waters (Eds: Updates number of arrested, adds details) Nagapattinam/Chennai, Oct 3 (PTI): Eighteen Sri Lankan fishermen were arrested and their eight boats impounded on Thursday by the Coast Guard for fishing...

Maharashtra: Fisherfolk seek Aaditya Thackeray’s assurance on coastal road October 04, 2019   |  Source: Asian Age

While Shiv Sena sources claim that the coastal road project will not affect Aaditya Thackeray’s candidature from Worli, some fishermen in the area have said that the party did not take them into confidence about catchment areas being destroyed by the pr...

Karnataka: Fishing boats will have transponders by Deepthi Sanjiv October 04, 2019   |  Source: The Times of India

As a fallout of the Suvarna Thribhuja fishing vessel tragedy, the fisheries department is in the process of ensuring installation of automatic identification system (AIS) transponders on all fishing vessels which are 20 metres long. In May this year, the ...

Goa: Cancel public hearing on coastal zone management plan, get new green report October 04, 2019   |  Source: The Times of India

Stating that the draft environmental impact assessment (EIA) was prepared without a Goa Coastal Zone Management Plan, Goenchea Raponkarancho Ekvott (GRE) and four other affected fishing organisations have demanded the cancellation of the public hearing on...

Tamil Nadu: Hasty release of draft bill flayed October 04, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

The National Fishworkers’ Forum (NFF) has assailed the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare for releasing the draft of the Marine Fisheries (Regulation and Management) Bill without consulting primary stakeholders. In a press release, Forum Vice-C...

World News: Environment Ministry's quest for blue flags will displace fishers from beaches October 04, 2019   |  Source: The Wire

The Foundation for Environmental Education in Denmark began offering coastal properties around the world its ‘blue flag’ certification 1985, starting with France. The blue flag is recognised as one of the world’s more prestigious ecolabels for beach...

India-Bangladesh could sign pact for connectivity via all rivers during Sheikh Hasina October 3-6 visit October 03, 2019   |  Source: Economic Times

India and Bangladesh are working towards signing an agreement during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's 4-day India visit from Thursday for use of all 54 common trans boundary rivers for regional connectivity and generating business. The two countries are exp...

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