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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...

Bangladesh: Marine resource mapping set to begin soon June 15, 2016   |  Source: The Daily Star  | Copyright: 2016 / thedailystar.net

Bangladesh has finally got a high-tech ocean research vessel to assess the country's marine resources within its Bay of Bengal boundary. The research and survey ship, built in Malaysia, reached Bangladesh on Thursday, said an official at the department of...

India: Central body demarcates high tide line for coastal states June 15, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India City  | Copyright: 2016 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

National centre for sustainable coastal management (NCSCM), Chennai has demarcated the high tide line (HTL) for Goa and other coastal states, paving the way for preparation of coastal zone management plans (CZMP). The issue of HTL and preparation of CZMPs...

India: Impact of climate change: India's hydropower generation drops by 20%, by 45% in western region: SANDRP June 15, 2016   |  Source: Counter View

Well-known civil rights organization, South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People (SANDRP), in a recent scrutiny, has said that “India’s hydropower generation has dropped by up to close to 20% compared to previous year in some of the months this yea...

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