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India: CIFT urged to play big role in technological advancement February 22, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

Minister for fisheries J. Mercy Kuttyamma visited the Central Institute of Fisheries Technology here to acquaint herself with CIFT’s achievements in addressing problems related to harvesting and post-harvesting sectors in fisheries. The Minister said th...

Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Game fishing vessel owners cautioned February 22, 2017   |  Source: The Echo of India

The Department of Fisheries has asked the owners or persons in-charge of sport/game fishing vessels not to use or allow their fishing vessels to be used for any activity other than fishing sport/game. The advisory has been issued as it has been notice tha...

Tamil Nadu: Mapping shoreline changes with simple scientific tools by NIDHI JAMWAL February 20, 2017   |  Source: DNA India  | Copyright: 2017 Diligent Media Corporation Ltd.

India’s coastline is over 8,400 kms long, and 45.5 per cent of is facing erosion. The Indian coast has already lost about 73 sq km between 1989-91 and 2004-2006, according to the Shoreline Change Atlas of Indian Coast. To address erosion, a project on b...

Myanmar: Rakhine fishermen hurt by unlawful fishing by Aung Ramar February 19, 2017   |  Source: Eleven Myanmar

Small-scale fishermen in Rakhine State blame unlawful fishing vessels for a drop in marine lives. The livelihoods of residents of Kyaukpyu, Myebon and Pauktaw townships depend on shallow-water fishing. They said they noticed a drop in daily catches since ...

Tamil Nadu: Oil slick continues to tar Ennore port by Abdullah Nurullah February 19, 2017   |  Source: The Times of India

The stain is spreading a portion of the heavy fuel oil that spilled at Ennore 20 days ago after two ships collided washed ashore at Cuddalore, 200km away, on Friday, alarming fishermen and environmental activists. Near the accident site, off the Ennore po...

Sri Lanka: New laws for fisheries management by Ruwan Laknath Jayakody February 19, 2017   |  Source: Nation LK

The Government is to introduce a fisheries cooperation management programme with new laws where relevant authorities and the fishing community will be involved in managing the resources of the respective maritime zones. The project is called the CE Nation...

Kerala: Shifting of fisherfolk from coast opposed February 19, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

The Akhila Kerala Dheevara Sabha will oppose the government move to shift fishermen staying along the sea coast to interior locations. The organisation’s general secretary V. Dinakaran, a former MLA, said the move would pose hurdles to fishermen and urg...

Odisha: Odisha urges Centre to provide customized Boats for Coastal Security February 19, 2017   |  Source: Odisha News Insight

Odisha Government urged Home Ministry to provide adequate number of customized boats for Coastal Security. The first meeting of the newly formed State Level Committee (SLC) for coastal security was held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Aditya Pad...

India: US detention of Indian consignments may hurt shrimp exports by Nirmalya Behera February 19, 2017   |  Source: Business standard

In a setback to seafood exports, the United States of America (USA), the largest importer (value wise) of Indian marine products has stepped up the testing measures for consignments shipped from India. Trade sources say more than 140 shipments were detain...

India: CMFRI study suggests ban on light fishing February 19, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

‘Such a restriction within 12 nautical miles of territorial waters will protect the interests of traditional fisher. The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has suggested that light fishing (fishing using lights) be banned within 12 n...

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