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Gujarat: Inquiry ordered into squatting on govt land at Dandi June 20, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India City  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

District collector Mahendra Patel has sought a detailed inquiry report on alleged encroachment by a private aquaculture company on 800 bigha government land at Dandi village in Olpad taluka. The inquiry was ordered after Congress leader Darshan Naik expos...

Kerala: Mudbanks sans shoals of fish by R. Ramabhadran Pillai June 20, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

With the trawling ban in force, fishermen along the coastline of Kerala are waiting for mudbank, the unique phenomenon of shoals of fish appearing in a calm area of the sea near the coast. Chakara, in local parlance, has been spotted vaguely at a few loca...

Tamil Nadu: CCTV cameras to step up surveillance at fishing harbour June 20, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Thoothukudi fishing harbour is all set to be brought under the surveillance net with the installation of CCTV cameras. Among various fishing harbours in Tamil Nadu, the one in Thoothukudi is the first to be equipped with such a facility. Currently, survei...

Andhra Pradesh: Rs. 133-cr. fishing harbour soon at Juvvaladinne June 20, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Following representations from the local fishermen, a mini fishing harbour at a cost of Rs. 133 crore has been proposed to be constructed at Juvvaladinne coastal village near Bogole here in Nellore district to enable local boat owners and fishermen famili...

Andhra Pradesh: Minister promises full support to aqua sector June 20, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The government has assured to take all the steps for giving a major fillip to the growth of aquaculture in the State considering the fact that its contributions play a key role in the overall growth rate of the State. Agriculture Minister Prathipati Pulla...

Odisha: 16 AP fishermen with 2 vessels caught in Ganjam June 20, 2016   |  Source: Orissa Post  | Copyright: 2015. Orissapost All Rights Reserved.

Fishermen of Ganjam district Saturday detained at least 16 men of Vishakhapatnam of Andhra Pradesh who had trespassed into Orissa coast in two trawlers to catch fish. They seized the vessels – Nokamma-8271 and Naveen-763 – and brought the intruding f...

India: Rajnath Singh chairs coastal review meeting, calls maritime terrorism a big threat June 17, 2016   |  Source: Zee News  | Copyright: 1998-2016 Zee Media Corporation Ltd

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday insisted on the need to make India's coastal security fool proof and impregnable. During his meeting with top officials of nine coastal states and four Union Territories to review coastal security, Singh described m...

Karnataka: Man drowns in rivulet while fishing June 17, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

A man drowned while fishing in a rivulet at Kambalakatte in Yenagudde village under Kaup police station limits on Wednesday. According to the police, the victim, Sudhir, was trying to catch fish in the rivulet at around 10 a.m., when there were sudden rai...

Tamil Nadu: Tidal damage to houses a temporary problem June 17, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

In the last one week a dozen houses of fishermen along the shore at Srinivasapuram in Foreshore Estate have been destroyed by strong waves. The pounding sea, which broke down a compound wall, is the effect of a rare monsoonal phenomenon, generally observe...

Odisha: 50,000 fishermen to get ID cards by June-end in Odisha June 17, 2016   |  Source: The New Indian Express  | Copyright: 2016, The New Indian Express.

The Odisha Government plans to complete distribution of biometric ID cards to the marine fishermen by the end of this month. It will also go for colour-coding of fishing vessels for facilitating surveillance. At the national meeting on coastal security...

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