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Kerala: Kerala wants standalone union ministry for fisheries by Basheer June 09, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu Business Line.

Kerala Fisheries Minister Mercykutty Amma, who welcomed the recommendations of the draft National Policy on Marine Fisheries, has urged the Narendra Modi Government to set up a separate ministry for fisheries. Noting that fisheries was a significant part ...

Tamil Nadu: Two boats capsize, one fisherman missingh June 09, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

A fisherman of Thoduvai near Sirkazhi was reported missing after a boat capsized off the Nagapattinam coast on Tuesday. Sources said a group of four fishermen of Thoduvai ventured into the sea on a fibre boat on Tuesday. Their boat capsized when they were...

Odisha: Odisha coastal ecosystems highly disturbed by Mayarani Praharaj June 09, 2016   |  Source: The Pioneer  | Copyright: 2016 The Pioneer.

The World Oceans Day, held every June 8, is the United Nations-recognized day of ocean celebration and action. The day is celebrated to raise awareness of the plight of oceans and the marine ecosystems they contain. This year, the theme is ‘Healthy Ocea...

Odisha: CIFA team starts inquiry into mass fish deaths June 09, 2016   |  Source: odishatv.in  | Copyright: 2016 , Odisha Televeision Ltd

A six-member team from the Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA) started an inquiry into the mass death of fish in Bata and Kaudia creeks in this port town today. The experts have collected water samples from the creeks for clinical examinati...

West Bengal: Sundarbans: Meet India’s own climate refugees from Ghoramara Islands by Saadia Azim June 09, 2016   |  Source: First Post  | Copyright: 2014 Firstpost

Ghoramara, one of the fertile islands of Sundarban delta in the South of West Bengal in Bay of Bengal, is ready to be gulped by the raging sea sooner than predicted. Two decades ago, the land inhabited by 40,000 people has shrunk and it can now shelter on...

Bhutan: How Bhutan is working to save the golden mahaseer June 08, 2016   |  Source: Scrool. in

The golden mahaseer (Tor putitora) is one of the best-known fish found in South Asian waters. It can grow to a length of nine feet and weigh up to a massive 40 kg, making it one of the most sought-after gaming fish in the world. At one point, the fish was...

Pakistan: Fishermen demand compensation following two months ban on fishing June 08, 2016   |  Source: Daily Times  | Copyright: 2015 Dailytimes

Following Sindh government's decision to two-month ban on catching shrimp during the season since June 1st to July 31st this year, fishermen have demanded provincial government to announce package and fix amount for fishing community as compensation. This...

Sri Lanka: France backs Sri Lanka on GSP and lifting of EU fisheries ban June 08, 2016   |  Source: Colombo Gazette  | Copyright: 2016, Colombo Gazette

France’s has extended support for Sri Lanka’s GSP + application and the lifting of the EU fisheries ban, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement today. The Foreign Ministry said that Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, who ha just concluded a three...

India: How many Indian nationals are in foreign jails? June 08, 2016   |  Source: Newslaundry

According to the latest available information with the MEA, more than 6800 Indian Nationals are lodged in foreign jails. More than half of them are lodged in jails of the Middle East nations. Indian nationals are in jails of 72 different nations. As per t...

Odisha: OSPCB starts probe into mass fish death June 08, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The fisheries department and Odisha State Pollution Control Board ( OSPCB ) have started an inquiry into the death of a large number of fish in the water bodies at Paradip in Jagatsinghpur district. Fish were recently found floating in the water bodies an...

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