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Goa: Boat owners seek 120 day fishing ban April 25, 2016   |  Source: Herald  | Copyright: M/s Herald Publications Pvt Ltd.

The All Goa Fishing Boat Owners Union has approached the Goa government urging a series of measures, including increasing the fishing ban period to 120 days from the existing 61 days, in a bid to curb over exploitation of fishing resources in the Arabian ...

Bangladesh: Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100: Not the most practical proposal by Md. Khalequzzaman April 22, 2016   |  Source: The Daily Star

Bangladesh is considered to be extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. In an attempt to provide safety and security for people living in low-lying coastal regions (15 percent of the country has an elevation below 1 m) against cyclones, tida...

Bangladesh: How King Hilsa made a comeback by Pinaki Roy April 22, 2016   |  Source: Scroll In

As Bengali New Year’s Day was celebrated in Bangladesh, people had an extra reason to cheer. After many years, they could have their favourite fish Hilsa for lunch, dinner and maybe their afternoon tea as well. In the many fish markets of Dhaka, that ki...

Bangladesh: Fish farming shows good sign despite adverse impact of nature in Bogra April 22, 2016   |  Source: The Financial Express

Fish farming, second incoming source of the area, is showing a good sign for the poor and marginal farmers across the district including Raktadah beel from last few years as they have exceeded production target of different species of fish both in pond an...

Bangladesh: Rampal plant will lessen pressure on Sundarbans, claims parliamentary panel April 22, 2016   |  Source: BD News24

The committee made the observation on Wednesday after its team visited the project area on Apr 16-18. Committee President Md Tajul Islam said at a press conference in capital Dhaka, “People enter the Sundarbans to collect honey and wood and for hunting,...

Myanmar: A photo essay on Children Toil to Feed Myanmar's Booming Economy April 22, 2016   |  Source: NBC News

One in five children between the ages of 10 and 17 in Myanmar go to work instead of school, a recent census report revealed. The opening up of the Myanmar economy in 2011 triggered a spike in demand for labor. Many children now work in fish farming an...

Maldives: Maldives Protects Fishery with GOST Nav-Tracker by Joseph R. Fonseca April 22, 2016   |  Source: Marinelink

GOST (Global Ocean Security Technologies) announced that its Nav-Tracker 3.0 VMS has been adapted for use by the Indian Ocean archipelago nation of The Maldives to prevent illegal encroachment on protected island fisheries and preserve special areas for t...

Sri Lanka: EU lifts ban on fisheries products imported from Sri Lanka April 22, 2016   |  Source: Business Standard

The European Union has lifted the four-year fishing exports ban imposed on Sri Lanka after the country reformed its fisheries governance system. "The European Union (EU) announced that it has lifted the ban on Sri Lankan fishing imports," Minister of Fish...

India: Water policy needed April 22, 2016   |  Source: Daily Excelsior

There are not two opinions that water is among the most precious commodities on the globe and its preservation is of utmost importance for the survival of human, animal and plant life. Underground water is fast depleting; huge glaciers are melting, rivers...

India: India’s Haphazard Quality Monitoring Strategies are Letting Water Pollution Get Worse by T.V. PADMA April 22, 2016   |  Source: The Wire

The different set of standards set by India’s pollution control authorities for rural and urban water quality monitoring is based on a fallacious assumption that surface water in rural areas is pristine and free from toxic heavy metals. The points of d...

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