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Odisha: Fiscal sop for Odisha fishermen hit by marine fishing ban July 28, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India City  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Odisha government has decided to start a fiscal incentive scheme to compensate for the loss of livelihood of fishermen due to periodic prohibition on marine fishing. Sea-going fishermen suffer badly following ban on fishing activities during olive ridley ...

Karnataka: Ban on use of sand mining machines July 28, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India City  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Dakshina Kannada district administration has made it mandatory that sand mining should be carried out manually from next season onwards. A district task force committee headed by the deputy commissioner has auctioned sand bars for Rs 86 lakh and the royal...

Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Six fishermen arrested for trespassing into Jarawa Reserve Area July 28, 2016   |  Source: The Echo of India  | Copyright: Echo of India

On 25/07/2016, 06 fishermen were apprehended for indulging in fishing activities in the Jarawa Reserve Area near Hiren Tikery by the Joint Patrolling Team of A & N Police, Forest & AAJVS staff and arrested U/s 7/8 of PAT Regulation 1956, namely (1) B. Rav...

Karnataka: Madhwaraj keen on national fishing policy July 27, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Minister of State for Fisheries, Sports and Youth Services Pramod Madhwaraj on Saturday said that he is working with his counterparts in other States and the Union government towards bringing out a fishing policy at the national level. Mr. Madhwaraj was s...

India: DADF has published the Implementation of the Central sector scheme Guidelines July 27, 2016   |  Source: DADF

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries has accordingly restructured the scheme by merging all the ongoing schemes under an um brella of Blue Revolution. The restructured scheme provides focuse...

Bangladesh: Freshwater shrimp farming sees success in Nilphamari July 27, 2016   |  Source: The Daily Star  | Copyright: 2016 / thedailystar.net

The English saying 'you can't teach an old dog new tricks' suggests that as people age they are less open to change, that they become set in their ways. Nilphamari farmer Omar Faruk, 60, from Shokher Bazar village in sadar upazila is busy proving the say...

Sri Lanka: Kuwait Expresses Interest in Sri Lanka's Fisheries Sector July 27, 2016   |  Source: The Fish Site  | Copyright: 2000 - 2014. 5m Publishing

Kuwait has expressed its interest in partnering with the Sri Lankan fishery industry and excepting fish exports from the country. This was revealed when the Kuwaiti Commerce Minister Abdullah Al-Ali met the Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka R...

Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka to conserve climate- friendly mangroves ecosystem July 27, 2016   |  Source: The New Indian Express  | Copyright: 2016, The New Indian Express.

Sri Lanka's government and environmentalists are working to protect tens of thousands of acres of mangrove forests — the seawater-tolerant trees that help protect and build landmasses, absorb carbon from the environment and reduce the impact of natural ...

Maldives: The social dimension of the Maldivian sea by Justin Calderon July 27, 2016   |  Source: Khaleej Times  | Copyright: 2016 Khaleej Times.

Maldivian people are fiercely attached to the preservation of the sea, a living but fragile ecosystem that accounts for 99 per cent of their national territory. In charge of this key task, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Mohamed Shainee says: "This nat...

Goa: Goa’s growth rate declining; agro and fishing in crisis July 27, 2016   |  Source: Goa News  | Copyright: 2010. A Sandesh Prabhudessai Initiative

Goa’s growth rate has started declining once again, sounding a warning bell to the financial managers in the government. The major sectors affecting the economic growth are mining, agriculture and fishing. All the three sectors have shown negative growt...

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