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West Bengal: West Bengal invites private investment into fisheries August 03, 2016   |  Source: Business Standard  | Copyright: 2015 Business Standard Private Ltd.

The West Bengal government is inviting private investment to develop fisheries in the state, a senior official said today. The state has identified bigger waterbodies for the purpose, the state fisheries department official said. The investment could be i...

India: Consumption is the main driver of increased material use, more important than population growth in recent decades, says GLOBAL MATERIAL FLOWS AND RESOURCE PRODUCTIVITY report August 02, 2016   |  Source: United Nations Environment Programme

During the twentieth century, the economic development that improved material standards of living for hundreds of millions of people was assisted by declining real prices for most materials, including food, fuel and metals. This situation may not be susta...

Myanmar: Rakhine coast undergoing joint wildlife assessment August 02, 2016   |  Source: Myanmar Times  | Copyright: 2016 The Myanmar Times.

The Mawdin Coast Marine Survey, which began in December 2015 and will be completed in November, is a collaboration between Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and Woodside Energy Ltd. The survey is the first step toward preserving the coastline from Gwa tow...

India: Tracking sand mining by Kanchi Kohli August 02, 2016   |  Source: Civil Society  | Copyright: Civilsociety 2015

The illegal removal of sand from riverbeds and beachfronts has triggered debate on the many legal challenges of regulating a sector driven by cartels and mafias. On the one hand, there are reports of district administration officials taking action on ille...

Goa: Cops get clean chit in fishing protest case August 02, 2016   |  Source: Goa News Online

South Goa collector Swapnil Naik's report, on the agitation against fishing trawlers' use of LED lights held earlier on May 12, has not substantiated the allegations of police lathi-charge on protesting fishermen. The fishermen were demanding a ban on fis...

Kerala: Now, trawlers can get to the sea for bounty by Munsif Vengattil August 02, 2016   |  Source: The New Indian Express`  | Copyright: 2016, The New Indian Express.

Marking an end to the 47-day trawling ban, hundreds of mechanised boats from the city ventured into the sea on Sunday night, accompanied with fireworks and crackers. In coming days, a considerable reduction is expected in the price of many fish varieties....

Tamil Nadu: Scores of dead fish shock farmers August 02, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The sight of brackish water and scores of dead fish along the embankments of Noyyal River near Othapanai in the district has revived fears of indiscriminate discharge of untreated effluents by dyeing units. At stake is the cultivability of agricultural la...

Andhra Pradesh: Captive nurseries for fishermen in East Godavari district August 02, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

East Godavari District Collector H. Arun Kumar has said that captive nurseries will be encouraged in micro irrigation tanks through fish spawn to support the livelihood of fisher folk. While reviewing the developmental works on Monday, he said that under ...

West Bengal: 12 marooned fishermen rescued from sea after 2 days August 02, 2016   |  Source: Business Standard  | Copyright: 2015 Business Standard Private Ltd.

Twelve fishermen, who were marooned for two days off Sagar Island in West Bengal, were rescued by a Coast Guard team, officials said today. During its routine sortie yesterday, Coast Guard ship Anmol, which is based at Haldia, found a fishing boat at 50 n...

West Bengal: Wetland capture bid foiled by fishermen by Subhro Niyogi August 02, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India City  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

An audacious attempt by the land mafia operating along the eastern fringes of the city to grab two sprawling bheris was thwarted by resistance from local fishermen and prompt police action on Sunday morning. This is the second time in three weeks that the...

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