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Bangladesh: Needs a separate ministry to unlock full potentials of blue economy October 04, 2021   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune

Bangladesh should urgently create a new ministry to lead and oversee coordinated efforts in unlocking the full potentials of the blue economy ranging from the sustainable development of marine fisheries to sea and coastal tourism, experts working on this ...

Assam: Fishermen struggle to survive as state’s largest wetland shrinks away by Aatreyee Dhar October 01, 2021   |  Source: Mongabay-India  | Copyright: 2021 Mongabay-India

When the night’s darkness descends over the waters of Son Beel, the largest wetland in Assam and the second largest in Asia, Rotish Das, 33, sets out to catch fish in his boat. He fishes in the placid expanse of Son Beel through the night and sells hi...

Kerala: Fishing boat capsizes in Kochi; all 11 fishermen rescued October 01, 2021   |  Source: News on Air  | Copyright: 2021 - Prasar Bharati

In Kerala, a fishing boat ‘Kutty Andavan’ partially capsized after it hit sand dunes near the LNG Terminal at the harbour mouth in Kochi this morning. State Fisheries Department sources said, all the 11 fishermen in the boat were rescued.

Kerala: Fishing boat operators rue sharp fall in prices of seasonal harvest October 01, 2021   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2021, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

Rising diesel price and low cost of seasonal harvests like shrimp, cuttle fish, and squid have hit boat operators in a big way, with some of them describing the market situation as desperate. Adding to the slackening demand for local catch is the arrival ...

Bangladesh: Lifts ban after 10 years, 2000 kg of 'Hilsha' fish enters Tripura October 01, 2021   |  Source: The Sentinel Assam  | Copyright: 2021. Omega Printers & Publishers Pvt. Ltd.

The Durga puja has brought relief for the people of Tripura, as the government of Bangladesh has lifted the ban on exporting 'Hilsa' to the state. On Thursday Tripura has exported a total of 2,000 kilos of 'Hilsha' fish through Agartala Integrated Check P...

Pakistan: Playing vital role in reducing marine pollution: President Alvi October 01, 2021   |  Source: BOL News  | Copyright: 2021 - BOL Group.

President Dr Arif Alvi has said that Pakistan was making a lot of efforts for sustainability of the marine sector by reducing sea pollution. He expressed these views, while addressing a ceremony via video-link from Islamabad. The ceremony was organised in...

Sri Lanka: Lankan fishermen rescue four stranded Somali fishermen October 01, 2021   |  Source: Colombo Page

Four Somali fishermen stranded in deep sea have been rescued by Sri Lankan fishermen and two of them have been brought to the central workshop yard of the Beruwala fishing harbor by a multi-day fishing trawler. A group of fishermen who had gone fishing fr...

Tamil Nadu: Thermal plants may make Chennai unlivable’ by R Srikanth October 01, 2021   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2021, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

North Chennai, an industrial zone, suffers from air pollution, mainly from the presence of several thermal power plants. The area has the North Chennai Thermal Power Station (Stage 1 and 2), NTECL at Vallur having a capacity of 1,500 MW and the Basin Brid...

Bangladesh: Restoring rivers is a continuous struggle by Sheikh Rokon October 01, 2021   |  Source: The Third Pole

The 2021 theme of World Rivers Day, observed on 26 September, was ‘waterways in our community’. At the online meeting organised for the occasion, SM Mizanur Rahman spoke for two minutes and then stopped. The man famed for his efforts in restoring rive...

Maharashtra: Centre gives nod to Mumbai coastal zone management plans October 01, 2021   |  Source: The Hindustan Times

The union ministry for environment and climate change has given its nod to the Coastal Zone Management Plans (CZMPs) for Mumbai city and suburban districts, to the relief of developers and sparking ire among environmentalists. The Maharashtra Coastal Zone...

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