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Andhra Pradesh: Biometric ID cards being issued to fishermen by Santosh Patnaik July 18, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

After inordinate delay and concern expressed at various fora over coastal security, all the sea-bound fish workers in Visakhapatnam will have national biometric identity cards. Special camps are being conducted at the Fishing Harbour here, Pudimadaka, Bhi...

Odisha: Livelihood of fishermen in Odisha threatened by sandbar July 18, 2016   |  Source: Business Standard  | Copyright: 2015 Business Standard Private Ltd.

Livelihood of around 30,000 traditional fishermen in 12 villages of Odisha's Ganjam district has been threatened due to the creation of a sandbar on the channel connecting the fishing jetty at Arjeepalli. A 300-metre-long and 100-metre-wide sandbar (plain...

West Bengal and Odisha: Hilsa count shrinking in Odisha, West Bengal July 18, 2016   |  Source: The New Indian Express  | Copyright: 2016, The New Indian Express

Construction of dams and barrages over the rivers has created obstructions in migration of Hilsa resulting in sharp decline in the number of the delicious fish in Odisha, West Bengal and other States, said Dr Utpal Bhaumik, former head of Riverine Ecology...

Sri Lanka: 150 thousand kilogrammes of fish have been exported to European countries within ten days July 15, 2016   |  Source: Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation  | Copyright: 2016 Sri Lanka Brodcasting Corporation.

The ministry of fisheries says 150 thousand kilogrammes of fish have been exported to European countries from the first to the 10th of this month. 36 fishing industries have recommenced their fish production again which was inactivated during the European...

India: Amitav Ghosh talks of climate change in new book July 15, 2016   |  Source: Mid-Day  | Copyright: 2014 Mid-Day Infomedia Ltd.

Novelist Amitav Ghosh examines the inability at the level of literature, history and politics to grasp the scale and violence of climate change in his new book, his first major book of nonfiction since "In an Antique Land" of 1992. "The Great Derangement:...

Maharashtra: Coast guard interacts with fishermen community on coastal security by V Narayan July 15, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India City  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Taking a serious note of security measures on coast, the Indian Coast Guard held a special community interaction programme on Wednesday with the owners of fishing boats and members of fishing associations of Mumbai to become an eye and ear for them. The i...

Karnataka: 13 fish meal units in Ullal ordered to pay fine July 15, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

A Division Bench of the National Green Tribunal, Southern Zone, has imposed fine ranging between Rs. 5 lakh and Rs. 8 lakh on 13 fish meal units operating in Ullal after finding them guilty of polluting estuary waters by discharging untreated effluents. I...

Kerala: Boat colour code likely to skip July 31 deadline by K. A. Martin July 15, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Fishing boat operators have sought more time to get the boats painted afresh in line with the new colour code introduced by the Fisheries Department for security reasons. All Kerala Fishing Boat Operators’ Association general secretary Joseph Xavier Kal...

Odisha: Eight fishermen taken into custody in Odisha July 15, 2016   |  Source: Business Standard  | Copyright: 2015 Business Standard Private Ltd.

Forest personnel have taken into custody eight fishermen in a mid-sea interception of unlawful fishing activity along the Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary in Kendrapara district. Three fishing trawls used by the intruders for fishing along the prohibited marin...

Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Application invited from fishers/fish farmers/tribal fishers for study tour to mainland July 15, 2016   |  Source: The Echo of India  | Copyright: Echo of India

The Last date for receipt of applications in prescribed format from the bonafide Fishers/Fish Farmers/Tribal’s who are interested to go on study tour to West Bengal and Tamil Nadu during the current year 2016-17 is extended up to 5th August, 2016. The p...

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