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India: Marine Fisheries Bill addresses a regulatory void. It needs cooperative federalism by John Kurien August 30, 2019   |  Source: The Indian Express

State governments, fisher associations and the fishing industry representatives should not blindly oppose the entire Bill on the basis of their fears of the fishing permit. They should argue for greater “cooperative federalism”. A Marine Fisheries Reg...

India: MPEDA to focus on developing live feed August 30, 2019   |  Source: The Hans India

To encourage diversification and intensification of aquaculture in a sustainable manner, The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) under the Commerce Ministry, will launch the swadeshi "Pearl" brand Artemia, the most important live feed at ...

Odisha: Fishing takes a toll on horseshoe crabs along Odisha coast, researchers worried August 30, 2019   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Unregulated fishing of horseshoe crabs along Odisha coast, one of the few places in the country where the species is found, has led to the decline in its population raising concern among the conservationists. The State is home to two of four varieties of ...

West Bengal: State Govt helping farmers do organic fish farming in farmlands August 30, 2019   |  Source: ATIC Official

The Bangla Government has started a project for supplementing farmers’ agricultural income with income from fish cultivation, and that too in organic form. The State Agriculture and Fisheries Departments have jointly taken up this project in Malda distr...

Pakistan: Concern voiced over depleting fish stocks August 30, 2019   |  Source: Business Recorder

Experts on Wednesday cast worries over fall in freshwater bodies and fish stocks in the wake of reduction in Indus River flow, discharge of industrial waste, mismanagement of natural resources and climate change. They said the ecosystem based approach sho...

World News: Unleashing the potential of sustainable aquaculture August 30, 2019   |  Source: SeaWestNews

Genetic improvements in aquaculture will significantly boost the world’s sustainable food supply for future generations, states a new report from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. However, aquaculture is lagging far behi...

Myanmar: New mussel discoveries in Myanmar spark calls for protection August 30, 2019   |  Source: PHY.ORG

Eight new freshwater mussels have been discovered by an international team of scientists in Myanmar, a finding that has sparked calls for action to protect this most vulnerable of freshwater animals. The four new species and four new sub-species were foun...

Kerala: Coastal residents demand relocation to safer places August 29, 2019   |  Source: Times of India

Repeated incidents of sea erosion are posing threat to a number of coastal families in the district. The delay in relocating the families from areas vulnerable to sea erosion is causing worries to families at Gotheeswaram beach, near Beypore, Kottakkal, A...

Bangladesh: End of fishing ban results in Ilish surfeit by Anwar Hussain August 29, 2019   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune  | Copyright: 2012-2019. 2A Media Limited.

Fishermen and trawler owners in Chittagong are very happy as now they can net Ilish after the ban was lifted on July 23. Even though fishermen are netting lots of Ilish, the price is still very high and beyond the reach of most people. Compared to the pr...

Goa: Trawler trespasses set limits in Zuari, seized August 29, 2019   |  Source: Times of India

The fisheries department seized a trawler in the Zuari river for encroaching into the jurisdiction of traditional fishermen. Fisheries minister Filipe Neri Rodrigues has asked for a report on the incident and the quantity of fish the vessel was carrying. ...

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