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Goa: Great catch! But humble sardine fails to woo buyers by Nida Sayed March 02, 2017   |  Source: The Times of India

The markets are seeing an abundance of sardines this season but the stroke of good luck is not necessarily spelling happiness for fishermen. Selling the fresh catch for as little as 50 a kg from its previous lofty price of 100 a kg is still leaving the fi...

Pakistan: A village ails after Pakistani fishermen's arrest by Hafsa Adil February 28, 2017   |  Source: Aljazeera

Hajiani lives in Ramzan Parerhi - a nondescript fishing village on Pakistan's coast near the Indian border, about 150km east of Karachi. She does not remember her surname, her age or where she is from. What she cannot forget, however, are the faces of he...

Odisha: Olive Ridley turtles march to Gahiramatha for nesting February 28, 2017   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Much to the delight of turtle lovers and researchers, Olive Ridley turtles have started arriving at the tranquil beach of Gahiramatha Marine Sanctuary, the world’s largest rookery of sea turtles, in the district from Wednesday night for mass nesting. ...

India: NFF National Executive to be held from March 19 February 28, 2017   |  Source: Web India 123

The three-day National Executive Committee meeting of the National Fisherfolk Forum (NFF) would be held in New Delhi from March 19. NFF Chairperson M Illango in a statement here today said that representatives of fisherfolks from Tamil Nadu, Andhra Prades...

Odisha: State eyes Rs1 lakh cr from exports February 28, 2017   |  Source: Daily Pioneer

The Odisha Government is formulating a new policy to boost export from the State aiming to achieve nearly a fivefold increase within a stipulated time period. While the Government is now implementing the State Export Promotion Policy-2014, a process is on...

Bangladesh: Meet stresses farmers' access to modern pisciculture tech February 28, 2017   |  Source: The Financial Express

All the field level officials and others concerned should perform their duties with utmost sincerity and honesty in taking modern pisciculture technologies to the grassroots level growers to boost fish production, said speakers at a meeting here on Friday...

Karnataka: Rs. 24.1 cr. for development works in Udupi segment February 28, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

Minister of State for Fisheries, Youth Services and Sports Pramod Madhwaraj has said that the State government has granted Rs. 24.1 crore for various development works under different schemes in Udupi Assembly constituency. Addressing presspersons here...

Tamil Nadu: Irulas in Tiruvallur get boats, nets, bicycles February 28, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

For 24 families that were unable to afford to rent a boat for a day for fishing, the grant of four mechanised boats costing ?1.6 lakh came as a blessing. The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in partnership with Tractors and Farm Equipment (TAFE) on ...

Kerala: Beneficiaries of coastal housing scheme selected February 28, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

The Fisheries Department has prepared the final list of 96 fishermen families from the coastal areas of Kozhikode district to be considered for an exclusive housing scheme of the State government, which will be implemented during the 2017-18 fiscal. The b...

Tamil Nadu: Nine dead after fishing boat capsizes February 28, 2017   |  Source: India.Com

Nine tourists drowned while17 others were rescued after the fishing boat ferrying them capsized off Manappadu near here in the Bay of Bengal, a senior official said. “I do not know how many tourists were travelling in the boat. Eight people have drow...

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