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Tamil Nadu: Tamil Nadu fishermen chased away by Sri Lankan navy, fishing nets cut July 22, 2016   |  Source: Business Standard  | Copyright: 2015 Business Standard Ltd.

Fishing nets of six boats of Tamil Nadu fishermen were allegedly cut by Sri Lankan naval personnel, who also chased away more than 400 fishermen off Katchatheevu islet today. The Lankan naval personnel cut the nets and chased away the fishermen on charges...

Odisha: Training Programme on Freshwater aquaculture inaugurated at ICAR-CIFA July 22, 2016   |  Source: Orissa Diary. Com  | Copyright: Owned by OMIS Private Limited.

Board (NFDB) & Government of Meghalaya sponsored Training Programme on “Freshwater aquaculture as a livelihood option” for the farmers and officials of Meghalaya State has been inaugurated at ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture on 20 July...

West Bengal: Prawn seed catching in Sundarbans damaging environment: Book July 22, 2016   |  Source: Business Standard  | Copyright: 2015 Business Standard Ltd.

Rampant practice of prawn seed catching along the rivers of Sundarban archipelago is not only damaging the marine ecosystem but also endangering the stability of embankments, says a new book. "In an age marked by environmental consciousness and biodiversi...

India: National Disaster Management Plan unveiled July 21, 2016   |  Source: NDMP

In the Plan document, Prime Minister Narendra Modi describes the significance of the Plan: "The aim of the plan is to make India disaster resilient. It will help to maximize the ability of the country to cope with disasters at all levels by integrating di...

Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Navy arrests 15 persons engaged in illegal harvesting of sea cucumbers July 21, 2016   |  Source: Colombo Page  | Copyright: 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC)

The Sri Lanka Navy Wednesday said it has arrested 15 local fishermen for allegedly engaged in illegal harvesting of sea cucumbers without a license. Naval personnel attached to SLNS Welusumana located in Mandaitivu in the Northern Naval Area arrested the ...

India: Centre targets to enhance fish production from the present level July 21, 2016   |  Source: India Infoline  | Copyright: 2016 India Infoline Ltd.

Realizing the immense scope for development of fisheries and aquaculture, the Government of India has restructured the Central Plan Scheme under an umbrella of Blue Revolution. The restructured Central Sector Scheme on Blue Revolution: Integrated Developm...

Tamil Nadu: Fisherwomen get into seaweed cultivation July 21, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

As part of its outreach programme to provide alternative livelihood to economically backward fisherfolk, who are engaged in wild seaweed collection in the Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve, Marine Algal Research Station (MARS) in Mandapam has distributed r...

Karnataka: Krishi Vijnana Kendra to promote inland fisheries by A J Vinayak July 21, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu Business Line.

Krishi Vijnana Kendra (KVK) in Mangaluru will encourage people to set up units for fish seed production to promote inland fisheries in coastal Karnataka, according to Shivakumar Magada, Head of KVK, Mangaluru. Speaking at the ‘Fish Farmers’ Day’ cel...

Telangana: Murrel is State fish July 21, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The Telangana government has declared ‘murrel’ as the State fish. ‘Murrel’ (channa striatus) is the seventh State icon identified by the government for different species. The earlier icons were: State bird – Pala Pitta (Indian Roller or Blue Jay...

Punjab: Anti-larvae fish to combat mosquitos July 21, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India City  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

The fisheries department of Chandigarh is working jointly with the health department to control and fight mosquito-borne diseases like malaria, dengue which have become a common name in every household. Particularly in ongoing rainy season, mosquitoes bre...

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