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Andhra Pradesh: Two fishermen villages set to achieve sustainable development June 28, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

MS Swaminathan Research Foundation will adopt two fishermen villages in Visakhapatnam district to ensure their sustainable development under its ‘Bio-Village’ programme. Speaking to The Hindu on the sidelines of a seminar on ‘State-level stakeholder...

Tamil Nadu: Fishermen oppose dismantling of trawler in harbour June 28, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

Fishermen are worried over the dismantling of a trawler inside the Kasimedu fishing harbour. They say it could cause pollution and the boat should instead be taken to a ship-breaking yard and dismantled. K. Bharathi of the South Indian Fishermen’s Assoc...

Tamil Nadu: Pamban fishermen abstain from fishing June 28, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

Mechanised fishermen in Pamban struck work on Thursday, protesting against Fisheries department officials’ refusal to register steel boats and offer subsidised diesel for fishing. Expressing solidarity with the steel boat owners, more than 500 fishermen...

West Bengal: Sunderbans 'tiger widows' seek damages by Chandrima S. Bhattacharya and Jayanta Basu June 28, 2019   |  Source: Telegraph India

If a fisherman in the Sunderbans is killed by a tiger, the family not only has to deal with his death but faces intense harassment from the authorities, in case he was fishing in unlawful territory. In the Sunderbans, fishermen are often forced to do so. ...

Assam: Initiatives to enhance fish productivity in Hailakandi June 28, 2019   |  Source: The Sentinel Assam

Development of water bodies to boost fish productivity in Hailakandi district will begin soon. District Fishery Development Officer, TK Sinha informed that development of water bodies under SOPD 2019-20 for SCSP cooperative societies, community and groups...

Karnataka: Fishermen place sand bags to stop sea erosion at Maravanthe June 28, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

Fishermen have taken up the task of preventing sea erosion in about a 120- metre-long area at Maravanthe after their repeated pleas to the authorities to construct a sea wall did not evoke any response. They blame the incomplete work on the outer harbour ...

Bangladesh: Cumilla youth shows how to farm fish in yard pools June 28, 2019   |  Source: UNB

Iqbal Hossain, a youth of Shubhanagar village in Sadar upazila, has started rearing fish in yard pools, having taught himself the technique by watching a tutorial on Youtube, the video blogging site. “I started farming fish in yard pool as a hobby but n...

Sri Lanka: Crackdown after Sri Lanka bombings may help in fight against blast fishing by Malaka Rodrigo June 28, 2019   |  Source: Mongabay

A crackdown on unregulated explosives in the aftermath of deadly terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka may help in the fight against illegal blast fishing in the country’s waters, according to marine researchers. Security forces plan to launch strict new measu...

India: Chinese vessels caught fishing in Indian EEZ points at larger issue of illegal resource exploitation by Jagyaseni Biswas June 27, 2019   |  Source: Money Control

Ten Chinese vessels that had raised a distress alarm seeking shelter in India during Cyclone Vayu, are being probed over charges of fishing illegally in Indian EEZ. The vessels are currently being investigated under Maritime Zone India Law 1981. The issue...

Odisha: Koksara block fisheries office suffers from utter negligence June 27, 2019   |  Source: Orissa Post

The state government has introduced many schemes for fish farmers through the Department of Fisheries to promote fisheries in Odisha. Fish farmers of different villages under a block area are encouraged to take up commercial farming of hybrid fish seedlin...

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