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Bangladesh: Film links melting glaciers, land loss in Bangladesh by Sebastien Malo June 16, 2016   |  Source: Reuters  | Copyright: 2016 Reuters

Melting ice in Antarctica puts as many as 30 million people in Bangladesh at risk of losing their homes over the coming century, according to a new documentary focused on the human cost of climate change. The film, "Thirty Million," made its premiere this...

India: Rajnath Singh to chair meeting of coastal states in Mumbai June 16, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Union home minister Rajnath Singh will chair a meeting of home ministers, chief secretaries and directors general of police of coastal states and Union territories here on Thursday. Union minister of state for home affairs Kiren Rijiju and senior officers...

India: 10 coastal police stations empowered to probe cases up to EEZ June 16, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

To end the ambiguity over jurisdiction in the wake of Italian marines case, 10 police stations located along India's coastline have been empowered to register and investigate crimes committed within the country's exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The Home Mi...

India: Community Rights and Tenure in Country Emission Reduction Programs: Status and Risks for the FCPF Carbon Fund June 16, 2016   |  Source: Rights and Resources

Since the concept of reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) was first introduced to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2005, significant progress has been made toward defining the conto...

Odisha: Fishing ban lifted in Odisha June 16, 2016   |  Source: The Siasat Daily  | Copyright: The Siasat Daily, 2015.

With the prohibition imposed by Odisha government lifted from today, sea fishing hubs in Paradip and Kendrapara areas are abuzz with hectic activities. After two-month-long break, sea-going fishermen began venturing into deep sea with their fishing crafts...

Karnataka: Drive to issue biometric ID cards to fishermen June 16, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

To address the security concern raised by the Indian Coast Guard, the department of fisheries will conduct a 11-day drive to issue biometric identity cards to fishermen. Starting from June 20, the drive will be held in the three coastal districts of Karna...

India: ICSF releases report of the workshop on SSF Guidelines by ICSF June 16, 2016   |  Source: ICSF  | Copyright: ICSF 2016

We are pleased to announce the release of the report of WFF-WFFP-ICSF-CIC’s National Workshop on Capacity-building for the Implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries (SSF Guidelines). The workshop was orga...

Tamil Nadu: Annual 45-day fishing ban in Tamil Nadu’s western coastal zone begins today June 16, 2016   |  Source: Business Standard  | Copyright: 2015 Business Standard Private Ltd.

A 45-day fishing ban in the western coastal zone of Kanyakumari will come into force today. The fishermen will not be given tokens to venture out into the sea during the ban period. A 45-day fishing ban for mechanised boats for fish species propagation un...

Kerala: It's ideal time to earn some quick bucks June 16, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

With over a thousand fishing boats from outside on their yearly visit to the Vizhinjam harbour, the coastal village's economy is all set to get a fillip. For several small business establishments in the harbour area it's time to make some extra bucks. Mak...

Gujarat: Annual fishing ban begins in Gujarat June 16, 2016   |  Source: Business Standard  | Copyright: 2015 Business Standard Private Ltd.

The annual ban on fishing by mechanized boats and trawlers came into force in Gujarat from June 10, a government official said here today. The ban will remain in force till August 15, Gujarat Fisheries Commissioner M H Nurmawala said. "The mechanized boat...

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