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Maharashtra: Centre releases coastal zone management plan, allows development in buffer zones on private land by Clara Lewis July 01, 2019   |  Source: The Times of India

The Centre has released guidelines for the preparation of a Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) for states on the seaboard, including Maharashtra. With this, the Union ministry of environment and forests and climate change has paved the way for opening up...

Bangladesh: 65-day ban on fishing will hurt over 400,000 poor coastal families by Mohammad Arju July 01, 2019   |  Source: Scroll.In

The June-September monsoon is the peak fishing season in the Bay of Bengal for more than half a million poor Bangladeshi fishers. But this year, their wooden boats remain moored along the coast. For the first time, the government is enforcing a 65-day ban...

Myanmar: Authorities receive training under UNODC fisheries crime projects July 01, 2019   |  Source: UNODC

Fisheries crime is an ill-defined legal concept which refers to a range of illegal activities in the fisheries value chain and includes money laundering, corruption, illegal fishing, tax evasion and document fraud. To address these types of crime and to f...

Kerala: Why the sardine, a staple fish of Kerala, turned into a high-priced commodity by Neethu Joseph July 01, 2019   |  Source: The News Minute

The sardine, a staple fish of Kerala, has turned into a costly commodity after the price skyrocketed recently due to its unavailability in the market. The fish, which was available at Rs 60 to Rs 100 per kg, shot up to roughly Rs 300 per kg in the last fe...

Odisha: Coast facing severe erosion, says Andhra University professor July 01, 2019   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Odisha coast is facing severe erosion due to climate change, construction of sea walls and denudation of mangrove forests, said Dr Kakani Nageswara Rao, Professor Emeritus, Department of Geo-Engineering, Andhra University. Speaking at a workshop on cli...

Pakistan: Fish exports shrink 4.11 to $406m July 01, 2019   |  Source: The Nation

The exports of fish and its preparations decreased by 4.11 percent during the fiscal year 2018-19 as compared to the corresponding period of last year. The seafood exports during July-May (2018-19) were recorded at $406.565 million against the exports of ...

India: National Mariculture Policy 2019 (NMP 2019) - Revised Draft July 01, 2019   |  Source: The National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB)

The goal of a National Mariculture Policy (NMP), 2019 is to ensure sustainable fanned seafood production for the benefit of food and nutritional security of the Nation and to provide additional livelihood and entrepreneurial opportunities to the coastal c...

India: The next step in India‚Äôs digital revolution is digitising govt processes July 01, 2019   |  Source: The Indian Express

The visionary initiative of Digital India was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 1, 2015. Digital India strives to bring inclusive growth and bridge the digital divide by leveraging technology solutions that are low cost, developmental, tran...

India: IOTC adopts 10 percent catch reduction for yellowfin tuna June 28, 2019   |  Source: Seafood Source

The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission adopted an overall catch reduction of around 10 percent on yellowfin tuna at its annual meeting in Hyderabad, India, last week. The environmental non-governmental organization Blue Marine Foundation was one of several NGOs...

Myanmar: Navy catches five illegal fishing trawlers in Kawthoung June 28, 2019   |  Source: Eleven Myanmar

The Myanmar Navy had caught five illegal fishing trawlers in the sea in Kawthoung in no-fishing period, sources said. Myanmar set June, July and August as no-fishing period, banning trawlers from fishing in Myanmar seas during the ban.However, fishing tra...

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