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Karnataka: Fishermen to get QR code-based biometric cards July 02, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line

Cards will be made available through ‘Seva Sindhu’ portal of govt or Fisheries Department The Karnataka government will issue an order making the QR code-based biometric cards mandatory for fishermen. Speaking at a meeting on coastal fisheries in Man...

Myanmar: Dy Minister stresses need to improve farming capacity to earn $1bn yearly from fishery export July 02, 2020   |  Source: Eleven Myanmar

If Myanmar can improve domestic farming capacity, up to US$1 billion could be earned yearly from export of fishery products, said Deputy Minister for Commerce Aung Htoo. “If we can try to improve farming capacity locally, we will be in a position soon t...

Bangladesh: Dairy seeks Tk 50 bln for fisheries, livestock July 02, 2020   |  Source: Salaam Gateway

Bangladesh Dairy Development Forum (BDDF) has demanded Tk 50-billion ($523 million) allocation for fisheries and livestock in the next budget from the proposed Tk 31.93 billion to fight coronavirus impacts. It sought collateral-free loans for marginal cat...

Bangladesh: Fish worth Tk21 crore wash away in Sunamganj flood July 02, 2020   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune

As many as 500 fish farmers in Sunamganj have suffered a huge loss, estimated at around Tk21 crore, in this year's floods that washed away their ponds. After the floods inundated 2,846 ponds in the district, about 2,846 tons of fish from the ponds escaped...

India and Pakistan: Exchange lists of civilian prisoners, fishermen July 02, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

India and Pakistan on Wednesday exchanged lists of civilian prisoners and fishermen in their custody in keeping with the provisions of the 2008 Agreement under which such lists are shared every year on January 1 and July 1. The lists were exchanged simult...

World News: WTO confident of securing an agreement on cutting fisheries subsidies this year July 02, 2020   |  Source: Merco Press

The World Trade Organization (WTO) aims to secure an agreement on cutting fisheries subsidies this year, the chair of the talks, and a WTO official said on Tuesday, despite the cancellation of a major meeting due to COVID-19. The Geneva-based watchdog has...

Kerala: Fish production falls in Kerala, sardine catch lowest in 20 years July 02, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Kerala’s fish production declined by 15.4 per cent to touch 5.44 lakh tonnes in 2019, from 6.43 lakh tonnes in 2018, raising concerns about depleting marine resources. Sharp decline in the catch of oil sardine and Indian mackerel, the two major resource...

Kerala: Fishers welcome new system of sale at harbours by K. A. Martin July 02, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

The Chellanam fishing harbour was witness to a historic change in sales this week with the catch being weighed before being sold to wholesale merchants. The price was fixed after the catch was weighed. It is a big break from the past that will help the po...

Tamil Nadu: Fishermen stage protest July 02, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Hundreds of fishermen berthed their boats on the shore near the beachfront on Friday as a mark of protest against the delay in disbursing financial assistance to fishermen during the ban period. Fishermen from the coastal hamlets of Puducherry started arr...

Puducherry: Government to disburse ban relief to fishermen by July 1 by M. Dinesh Varma July 02, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Dropping the proposal for a means tested approach to distribution of welfare aid, the Government will disburse a ban relief amount of Rs.5,500 per fisher family to all beneficiaries by July 1. This follows an amendment in the rules under the Welfare and R...

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