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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...

Andhra Pradesh: Kin of missing fishermen yet to get compensation by Adapa Apparao April 22, 2016   |  Source: The Hans India  | Copyright: 2016 Hyderabad Media House Limited/The Hans India.

Even after 11 months, the fate of 17 fishermen of seven families of Pagadalapeta in the town, who had ventured into the sea on June 15, 2015, along with their fellow fishermen, is still not known. Their remaining untraced is making it difficult for the au...

Tamil Nadu: Why Katchatheevu is non-issue for fishermen, good for politics April 22, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2016 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

In the run-up to the state elections, both the AIADMK and the DMK have been bringing up the issue of ceding of Katchatheevu in 1974 and blaming each other for the woes of fishermen in Palk Bay.While the AIADMK accuses the DMK of remaining silent and not a...

Kerala: Training on Use of GIS App for Coastal Mgmt April 22, 2016   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Students and young researchers who are attending the training programme on 'Geomatics for Coastal Zone Management' at the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (Kufos) on Thursday had hands-on experience of use of smart-phones for various aspec...

Maharashtra: HC raps MCGM for building illegal wall at dumping ground April 22, 2016   |  Source: PTI News  | Copyright: PTI 2014

The Bombay High Court today rapped Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) for constructing an illegal compound wall around the Kanjurmarg dumping ground in blatant violation of Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) rules. The court also inquired from the ...

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