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Delhi: Identify wetlands within a week: National Green Tribunal’s tells government by Bindu Shajan Perappadan August 04, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The Delhi government has been directed to expeditiously identify wetlands in Dwarka sub-city after an environment activist sought the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) intervention in the matter. A bench headed by Justice U.D. Salvi ordered the government...

Tamil Nadu: Will Jayalalithaa's proposal end fishermen troubles? August 04, 2016   |  Source: News Today  | Copyright: 2013, News Today

Sri Lanka welcomed TamilNadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's proposal to phase out bottom trawling by Indian fishermen and encourage tuna deep sea fishing. "Jayalalithaa had urged the Central government to facilitate the system of long liners for tuna dee...

Goa: Boats using LED lights permitted to fish beyond 12 nautical miles: Avertano August 04, 2016   |  Source: GOA COM  | Copyright: 2016 @GOACOM

Fisheries Minister Avertano Furtado, on Tuesday, informed State Legislative Assembly that the purse seine boats using light-emitting diode (LED) lights for fishing are permitted to fish beyond 12 nautical miles, which is the boundary of jurisdiction for ...

Myanmar: Thai fishing boats may enter Myeik Archipelago: Chief Minister August 04, 2016   |  Source: Eleven Myanmar  | Copyright: 2016, Eleven Myanmar.

Fishing boats that are suspended in Thailand are likely to enter Myeik Archipelago, which could harm local businesses,” Taninthayi Region Chief Minister Dr Lei Lei Maw. “I’ve heard news that fishing boats from Thailand may enter the Myanmar waters. ...

Pakistan: Fishermen celebrate new fishing season amid fears by Anwar Khan August 03, 2016   |  Source: Business Recorder  | Copyright: 2016 Business Recorder.

As the new fishing season on Monday began but fishermen are in a grip of fears that their working conditions at seas worsen with passing year in the absence of government's effective policy to protect the seafarers. With religious rituals and festivities,...

Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka lauds Jayalalithaa’s proposal to phase out bottom trawling August 03, 2016   |  Source: The Indian Express  | Copyright: 2016 The Indian Express [P] Ltd.

Sri Lanka Tuesday welcomed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s proposal to phase out bottom trawling by Indian fishermen and encourage tuna deep sea fishing. Jayalalithaa had urged the Central government to facilitate the system of long liners fo...

India: Agriculture in 115 Indian districts most at risk from climate change by Manupriya August 03, 2016   |  Source: India Infoline  | Copyright: 2016 India Infoline Ltd.

As floods ravage eastern and northern India, agriculture in 115 districts across 15 states is “highly vulnerable” to climate change, according to a May 2016 study, published in Indian Academy of Science’s journal Current Science. The first to analys...

India: Fish workers forum to hold executive meet August 03, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India City  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

National fish workers' forum will hold its national executive meeting on August 11 and 12. The forum will hold a two-day training programme for women on leadership qualities and sustainable fisheries development. Senior officials of the Puducherry adminis...

India: Coastal Law Got a Skewed Review – and Now,an Opaque Revamp by Meenakshi Kapoor August 03, 2016   |  Source: The Wire  | Copyright: The Wire

In June this year, the Ministry of Environment Forests and Climate Change disclosed the report of the committee constituted to review the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification, 2011. The environment ministry shared the report after eighteen months of...

Maharashtra: Maharashtra plans policy to promote cage culture for fresh water fish by Dhaval Kulkarni August 03, 2016   |  Source: DNA  | Copyright: 2016 Diligent Media Corporation Ltd.

With an ambitious target to unleash the potential of Blue Revolution by promoting growth and employment generation in inland fisheries, the state government is working on a policy to promote cage culture for fresh water fish. To ensure the ease of doing b...

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