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Bangladesh: Illegal fishing continues in Chitra River by Nayan Khondoker June 27, 2016   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune  | Copyright: 2016 Dhaka Tribune

A section of unscrupulous people are catching fish in the Chitra River in Kaliganj upazila of the district setting bottom gillnet illegally at several points of the watercourse threatening to lives of fish population. According to local sources, more than...

Bangladesh: Ban on entering Sundarbans withdrawn June 27, 2016   |  Source: Prothom Alo  | Copyright: Prothom Alo 1998 - 2016

The forest department withdrew the ban on the people’s access to forest resources in Chandpai and Swarankhola ranges in Sundarbans on Saturday, nearly two months after its issuance in face of frequent fire incidents in the forest areas. “People, who d...

Bangladesh: City governments can help in the fight against climate change June 27, 2016   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune  | Copyright: 2016 Dhaka Tribune, All Rights Reserved.

It is good to see more than 7,100 cities join up to form the world’s largest alliance to combat climate change. The initiative brings together 119 countries in six continents, thus creating a vast network of co-operation and exchange of information. Cli...

Sri Lanka: Shedding IUU fishing for better times June 27, 2016   |  Source: Daily News  | Copyright: The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd., 1996–2016.

With Sri Lanka finally having overcome the EU ban on fishing, the fisheries experts point out that, the time is opportune for the government to effect a complete halt to the destructive practice of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in Sri ...

Odisha: Seafood exporters happy about Brexit June 27, 2016   |  Source: The New Indian Express  | Copyright: 2016, The New Indian Express.

THE seafood exporters of Odisha on Friday expressed their happiness after Britain decided to exit European Union (EU). The EU stipulates stringent laws and regulations for import of seafood from India to the EU countries. Seafood Exporters’ Association...

Andhra Pradesh: East Godavari’s dry fish export potential remains untapped June 27, 2016   |  Source: The Hans India  | Copyright: 2016 Hyderabad Media House Limited/The Hans India.

It seems the Fisheries Department has failed to tap the export potential of dry fish fully though it is a major foreign exchange earner. The coastal villages in Kothapalli, Thondangi, Tuni and Kakinada mandals are famous for production of dry fish in the ...

Tamil Nadu: Fishermen happy over good catch of ‘mathi’ fish by M. Balaganessin June 27, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Fishermen of Karaikal and nearby villages have reported bountiful catch of ‘mathi’ fish. Consignments of the fish are being despatched to Kerala in plenty of trucks. Hectic activity at the fishing harbour here has been reported from noon till 4 p.m. w...

Tamil Nadu: Seafood prices shoot up in Thoothukudi as catch declines June 27, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Prices of seafood in Thoothukudi have shot up in the wake of declining fish catch over the past few days. Even after fishing operations by mechanised boats resumed following the end of the 45-day annual ban period along the east coast, the catch is not up...

Kerala: Coastal housing project all at sea by S.R. Praveen June 27, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

A permanent solution to the woes of families in the city’s coastal areas, who have been facing the brunt of seasonal sea erosion, might be a long way away. The proposal for housing blocks on 5.5 acres of land in Muttathara to rehabilitate 116 families f...

Karnataka: Fishing harbour stage III likely to be completed by next monsoon by Anil Kumar Sastry June 27, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

With the National Green Tribunal (NGT) disposing of applications challenging the environment clearance accorded to Mangaluru Fishing Harbour Stage III, the department of fisheries is hopeful of completing the project before the onset of next monsoon. It s...

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