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Kerala: Yet another mass fish kill at Eloor May 19, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Another mass fish kill was found in the Eloor-Edayar belt of the Periyar again on Wednesday. Dead fish were found on both sides of the Pathalam regulator-cum-bridge in large numbers. Lack of oxygen in water is said to be the reason for the incident. This ...

Odisha: Dwindling fish catch at Rushikulya rookery coast worries experts May 19, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Fish catch at Rushikulya rookery coast in Ganjam district in Odisha has gone down in recent months and the fishermen here are linking it with non-occurrence of mass nesting of Olive Ridley turtles at this coast this year. Rushikulya rookery coast is a ...

India: Publish report on coastal management, orders CIC May 19, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The Central Information Commission has ordered the Environment Ministry to make public, within a month, a report that looked into issues raised by States on the management of coasts. The 2011 Coastal Regulation Zone notification gives powers to States to ...

Himachal Pradesh: Himachal propagating mahseer fish for conservation May 19, 2016   |  Source: Indi Leak

The population of the golden mahseer, hunted for sport and food, is declining in rivers of Himachal Pradesh, prompting the fisheries department to begin an artificial propagation programme for its rehabilitation and conservation. A hatchery with an outlay...

India: India to 'divert rivers' to tackle drought by Navin Singh Khadka May 18, 2016   |  Source: BBC News

Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said transferring water, including from major rivers like the Brahmaputra and the Ganges, to drought-prone areas is now her government's top priority. At least 330 million people are affected by drought in India. The dr...

Andhra Pradesh: Fisherfolk to be encouraged to adopt floating cage tech May 18, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Deputy Speaker Mandali Buddha Prasad on Sunday promised to take the initiative to help involve the fisher folk in the cultivation of high-valued fish species through the floating cage technology. Mr. Buddha Prasad inspected the cage cultivation adopted by...

Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka fish exporters requested to export high quality fish to EU for maximum benefits from revocation of ban May 18, 2016   |  Source: Colombo Page

Sri Lanka's Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Mahinda Amaraweera requested the exporters of seafood to take measures to export high quality fish in order to get the maximum economic benefits from the revocation of the European Union's ban on Sri...

Kerala: Emergency assistance for fishermen sought May 18, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The Kerala Swathantra Matsyathozhilali Federation has demanded the State government and district administration to provide emergency aid to the fishing families who have lost their houses and fishing equipment in sea erosion and rain at Poonthura, Valiyat...

Kerala: Heavy Rains Lash Kerala, Extensive Damage in Coastal Areas May 18, 2016   |  Source: Outlook India

Heavy rains lashed various parts of central and southern districts of Kerala, causing extensive damage in coastal areas. Rains and rough seas caused damage to hundreds of houses in coastal areas in the state capital, Alappuzha and Ernakulam districts, off...

Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh: Heavy rain forecast for TN, Andhra coasts on May 18 by VINSON KURIAN May 18, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu Business Line

The depression over South-West Bay of Bengal located 120 km to the south-southeast of Chennai on Tuesday will keep moving along the north Tamil Nadu and south coastal Andhra Pradesh coasts. The system will align itself closest to the Chennai coast on Wedn...

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