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Assam: Kokrajhar latest dist to go under water by Naresh Mitra July 26, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India City  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

The flood situation in Assam continued to be desperate on Thursday with 1.80 lakh people affected across seven districts. Kokrajhar became the latest district to be inundated. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, there was no let-up...

Sikkim: Glacial lake threatens Sikkim’s heritage village by Shailendra Yashwant July 26, 2016   |  Source: India Climate Dialogue

“Mosquitos and tourists!” Chokdup Lachenpa shouts at no one in particular as he takes a long sip of Tongba (hot beer) from his bamboo mug. As if on cue, the children chorus, “The first is because of climate change and the second is the cause of clim...

Myanmar: Myanmar yangon trafficked fisherman-rescue July 25, 2016   |  Source: Prokerala

A total of 11 trafficked fishermen have been rescued in Yay township, Myanmar's southern Tanintharyi region, recently after a trade organization informed the case of the police authorities, official media reported on Friday. Six suspects for trafficking t...

India: Meet every month for identification of wetlands: Green panel to government July 25, 2016   |  Source: NDTV  | Copyright: NDTV Convergence Limited 2016.

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Central Wetlands Regulatory Authority (CWRA) to hold a meeting with states and Union Territories every month for identification and notification of wetlands all over the country. A bench headed by NGT Chairpers...

India: Indian fishermen warned to avoid Diego Garcia waters; but not Sri Lanka by Kumar Chellappan July 25, 2016   |  Source: The Sunday Times  | Copyright: The Sunday Times Sri Lanka

Fishermen in the Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu launched an indefinite strike from Friday in protest against the “arrest” of fishermen and “impounding” of their trawlers by the Sri Lankan Navy. According to P. Sesu Raja, leader of one of th...

Maharashtra: Pollution leads to decline in native fish population in Powai lake by Badri Chatterjee July 25, 2016   |  Source: Hindustan Times  | Copyright: 2016 HT Media Limited.

High pollution levels, along with overpopulation of invasive fish species, has led to a 70% decline in native fish species in Powai Lake over the past two decades. A recent study carried out at the 2.1-sqkm lake by Powai-based non-profit organisations fou...

Kerala: Freshwater fish hatchery takes shape at Kulathupuzha July 25, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

A government freshwater fish hatchery and aqua park is taking shape at Kulathupuzha panchayat’s Neduvannurkadavu on 10 acres of land. It is a joint venture of the Kollam district panchayat and the Fisheries Department. The land owned by the Irrigation D...

Andhra Pradesh: 'Armoured fish' preys on aqua life in Krishna by Jayanth P July 25, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India City  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

It looks like the Godavari water released from Pattiseema has changed the ecology of the river Krishna with the invasion of a killer fish called sailfin catfish (Pterygoplichthys species). For the last few days, fishermen in Krishna district are at their ...

Andhra Pradesh: Nod for aquatic quarantine facility in Visakhapatnam by Rajulapudi Srinivas July 25, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Here is some good news for aqua farmers. The Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) has accorded permission for setting up Aquatic Quarantine Facility (AQF) and Brood Stock Multiplication Centre (BMC) in Andhra Pradesh. MoA gave its consent for the projects on Jul...

Odisha: Government to develop fisheries sector in Malkangiri by Hemanta Pradhan July 25, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India City  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

The state government has planned to develop fisheries sector of the tribal-dominated and Maoist affected Malkangiri district to generate employment and increase income of the people. It will be done in a project mode under the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojan...

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