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India: Rising sea levels put 40 million Indians at risk; Mumbai and Kolkota to be worst hit: UN report May 24, 2016   |  Source: India TV  | Copyright: 2009-2016 Independent News Service.

A UN environment report has warned that nearly 40 million Indians will be at risk from rising sea levels by 2050, with people in Mumbai and Kolkata having the maximum exposure to coastal flooding in future due to rapid urbanisation and economic growth. Th...

Maharashtra: Get ready for Mumbai’s newest seafront promenade May 24, 2016   |  Source: The Indian Express  | Copyright: 2016 The Indian Express [P] Ltd.

A 2.3-kilometre stretch between Versova and the iconic Juhu beach is set to become Mumbai’s new seafront with the Maharashtra government going ahead with a plan to build a water sports facility along this stretch. The Maharashtra Tourism Development Cor...

Karnataka: National Green Tribunal bans sand mining in CRZ area of Udupi district May 23, 2016   |  Source: Daijiworld.Com

The Honourable National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone) Chennai has banned sand mining in the rivers belonging to CRZ area in Udupi district. The tribunal in its judgment dated May 17 has stated that “in the interest of the environment, we pass an order ...

Goa: Arlekar backs govt’s ban on LED fishing May 23, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

The government is right in its decision to ban light emitting diode (LED) fishing in Goa, said MLA Rajendra Arlekar. "Fish are also a part of our biodiversity and are at threat because of the use of LEDs. We are worried that some species might drop in num...

Goa: Why Fish Consumers Of Goa Never Agitate -II by Nandkumar M Kamat May 23, 2016   |  Source: The Navhind Times  | Copyright: www.navhindtimes.in 2011

Goan fish consumers need more than 100 MT of fresh fish per day to remain disease free and healthy. But assured fish supply at subsidized rate on par with milk and vegetables is not on the list of any political party or government. Politicians hate to bri...

Kerala: 24x7 control room opened for fishers May 23, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The Fisheries Department has opened a 24x7 control room at its Beypore fisheries station to effectively coordinate the rescue operations for fishermen during the monsoon season. Additional boats required for the operations have already been hired by the d...

Kerala: Fish sales come down at Shanghumughom by Priyanka Richi May 23, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

With the sea turning rough, sale of fish at Shanghumughom has almost come to a naught. As fishermen in the area are unable to venture out into the sea, womenfolk engaged in retail vending are forced to buy fish at high prices from Vizhinjam and Pettah. Th...

Tamil Nadu: Manimuthar Fish Seed Farm’s production capacity goes up May 23, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Manimuthar Fish Seed Farm’s production capacity has increased from 48 lakh fingerlings per annum to 60 lakh fingerlings, thanks to the expansion taken up with the funding of NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development). As this fish seed...

Tamil Nadu: Residents want fish vendors moved by T. S. Atul Swaminathan May 23, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Residents and road users have made an appeal to the authorities concerned to have fish vendors operating on A. G. S. Colony Beach Main Road, off Lakshmana Perumal Avenue, Kuppam Beach Road, relocated. They want the fish vendors on East Coast Road, Kottiva...

Tamil Nadu: Residents want fish vendors moved by T. S. Atul Swaminathan May 23, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Residents and road users have made an appeal to the authorities concerned to have fish vendors operating on A. G. S. Colony Beach Main Road, off Lakshmana Perumal Avenue, Kuppam Beach Road, relocated. They want the fish vendors on East Coast Road, Kottiva...

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