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Maharashtra: Fishing in Maharashtra coast taking a toll on sea snakes June 13, 2016   |  Source: DNA  | Copyright: 2016 Diligent Media Corporation Ltd.

A first of its kind detailed study on venomous sea snakes is being conducted in Maharashtra. The study is not only trying to understand the impact of fishing practices on sea snakes in Sindhudurg district, but also their ecology and status. Sea snakes inh...

Goa: NCZMA to re-draw NDA under the CRZ June 13, 2016   |  Source: Herald  | Copyright: M/s Herald Publications Pvt Ltd

In what can decide the fate of several thousand of inhabitants and business houses along the State’s shoreline and river banks, the National Coastal Zone Management Authority (NCZMA) has decided to re-draw the No Development Areas (NDA) under the Coasta...

Myanmar: Dragnet tightens around illegal fishing by Nick Baker June 13, 2016   |  Source: Myanmar Times  | Copyright: 2016 The Myanmar Times

The first global treaty on the issue – which 29 countries, including Myanmar, have committed to – went into effect on June 5. The Port State Measures Agreement could have far-reaching effects around the region. All countries involved in the pact are r...

Bangladesh: Minister: Rampal plant yet to get environmental clearance by Mohammad Al-Masum Molla June 10, 2016   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune  | Copyright: 2016 Dhaka Tribune

A coal-fired power plant at Rampal near the Sundarbans, which caused an outcry from environmentalists, is yet to get clearance from the Department of Environment. Environment and Forests Minister Anwar Hossain Monju made the statement while addressing the...

Bangladesh: Bangladesh, Denmark embark on new development programme June 10, 2016   |  Source: BD News24.Com  | Copyright: bdnews24.com

The programme, which will take effect by the end of this year, is aligned to the Bangladeshi government’s Seventh Five Year Plan that aims at achieving middle-income status for the country by 2021, and the new SDGs, the Danish embassy said. Ambassador H...

Bangladesh: BSF picks up 10 Bangladeshi fishermen from Padma June 10, 2016   |  Source: The Daily Star  | Copyright: 2016 / thedailystar.net

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) caught 11 Indian fishermen for illegally intruding into Bangladesh territory from the Pamda River at Charghat upazila of the district yesterday noon, hours after the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) picked up nine Banglades...

Pakistan: Yearly practice: Ban on shrimp fishing begins June 10, 2016   |  Source: The Express Tribune  | Copyright: 2016 The Express Tribune.

The yearly ban on shrimp fishing will remain in effect from June 1 to July 31, the fisheries department confirmed on Wednesday. According to fisheries director-general Ghulam Mohammad Mahar, the ban is imposed every year unless the chief minister orders o...

Maldives: White Heat: The third global coral bleaching June 10, 2016   |  Source: The Indian Express  | Copyright: 2016 The Indian Express [P] Ltd.

The third global coral bleaching — after events in 1998 and 2010 — in less than two decades, and the longest and most severe so far, is laying waste thousands of square kilometres of unique oceanic ecosystems. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric A...

Myanmar: Taungthaman Lake to be restored June 10, 2016   |  Source: Eleven  | Copyright: 2016, Eleven Myanmar.

The Taungthaman Lake will be restored to its former glory, according to Dr Soe Than, the Mandalay Region minister for agriculture, livestock and irrigation. The water in the lake has been ruined by over two decades of fish farming. Regional authorities ha...

India: Port state measures crucial weapon to support world's first illegal fishing treaty June 10, 2016   |  Source: Merco Press  | Copyright: 1997 - 2016, MercoPress.

The Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (PSMA) adopted as an FAO Agreement in 2009 after a years-long diplomatic effort - is the first ever binding international treaty that focuses s...

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