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Puducherry: Boat owners want ‘purse seine’ nets to be allowed for fishing August 10, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Deep Sea Fishing Kanna Fibre Boat Owners’ Association on Monday submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy seeking the Cabinet approval to allow them to use purse seine nets for fishing. Heavy investment T. Subbarayan, leader of the ...

Andhra Pradesh: Godavari Pulasa to make a maiden entry into Krishna August 10, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India City  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Thanks to the Pattiseema canal that links the rivers Godavari and Krishna, the famous Godavari Pulasa, a kind of fish, which commands high price in international market, is likely to make a maiden entry into Krishna. Scientifically called Tenualosa ilisha...

West Bengal: Over 20 fishermen missing in Bay of Bengal August 10, 2016   |  Source: News X  | Copyright: NewsX 2016.

At least three trawlers carrying over 20 fishermen went missing in the Bay of Bengal near Kakdwip in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal on Tuesday, an official of the Fishermen Association said. "At least 21 fishermen are there in the three trawler...

Bangladesh: Survey on fisheries resources in the Bay of Bengal will start from November of this year by Anwar Hossain, Chittagong August 09, 2016   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune  | Copyright: 2016 Dhaka Tribune

According to local sources, Department of Fisheries (DoF) will conduct the survey to assess the stock of marine fisheries and other fishing resources in the Bay as a part of an ongoing development project titled ‘Bangladesh Marine Fisheries Capacity Bu...

Sri Lanka: High demand for Sri Lanka's Tuna fish in the global market August 09, 2016   |  Source: Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation  | Copyright: 2016 Sri Lanka Brodcasting Corporation.

The demand for Sri Lankan Tuna fish in the global market has increased rapidly. Minister Mahinda Amaraweera says its high nutritional level is the main reason. A kilo of Sri Lankan Tuna is sold at 20,000 rupees in the global market at present. The demand ...

India: There isn’t enough water to interlink rivers across India: Indian Institute of Technology study by Snehal Fernandes August 09, 2016   |  Source: The Hindustan Times  | Copyright: 2016 HT Media Limited.

The government’s ambitious plan to interlink India’s rivers for better distribution of water across the country may need to be tweaked to factor in the effects of climate change. An analysis of weather data for 103 years (1901 to 2004) by researchers ...

India: UNESCO seeks to protect natural wonders in the high seas August 09, 2016   |  Source: DW Made for Minds  | Copyright: 2016 Deutsche Welle

UNESCO is proposing adding sites in the high seas to the World Heritage List. These natural wonders are in international waters. Heritage status could help protect them against pollution and overfishing. While I was struggling to finish my scuba diving t...

Goa: Purse seiners protest ban on LED fishing by Prakash Kamat August 09, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Purse seiners in Goa are contemplating legally challenging the State Fisheries Department over its decision to ban high intensity light-emitting diodes (LED) fishing citing a likely law and order situation. An association of purse seiners here questioned ...

Kerala: Civic body to inaugurate modern fish market again August 09, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India City  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

A modern fish market in Palluruthy will get the rare 'distinction' of being inaugurated twice in two years. The market, build at a cost of Rs 2.30crore, was first inaugurated on November 22, 2014, by the then fisheries minister K Babu. After the formal in...

Kerala: Kerosene pump coming up at Tangasseri harbor by Ignatius Pereira August 09, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

A kerosene pump of the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), coming up within the Tangasseri Fishing Harbour complex here, is expected to mitigate the fuel woes of the traditional fishermen based in Kollam city. About 800 fishermen registered with the Matsyafed w...

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