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Maharashtra: Exposed at sea, fishers need better insurance to manage climate risks by Flavia Lopes October 15, 2021   |  Source: India Spend

Rufino Possa, 52, a fisher from Uttan, a coastal village in north Mumbai, returned home on October 2, after 12 days at sea, four days more than he planned. The rough seas churned up by Cyclone Gulab towards the end of September meant that he could not fin...

Kerala: Fibre boat capsizes in Malappuram, fishermen go missing October 15, 2021   |  Source: Kaumudi Online

Beeran, Ibrahim and Muhammadali from Ponnani went missing. The people in another boat rescued Hamsakutty, who fell along with them. The others is underway. The boat is owned by Beeran, who went missing in the accident. The boat that went fishing yester...

India and Sri Lanka: Northern fishermen seek India’s action over disputes October 15, 2021   |  Source: Daily FT

Sri Lanka’s northern fishermen want authorities in India and Sri Lanka to urgently step-up action to resolve the long-persisting conflict in the Palk Strait, fearing tensions with Indian fishermen could escalate. In a letter submitted at the Indian Cons...

Bangladesh: Inadequate aid forces Barishal fishermen to ignore ban October 15, 2021   |  Source: TBS News

Extreme poverty is forcing fishermen in Barishal division to violate the ongoing 22-day fishing ban as the assistance they get falls far short of their need. The rice given to them as assistance for 20 days during the ban beginning 4 October is not enough...

Bangladesh: Takes major step to protect threatened sharks and rays October 15, 2021   |  Source: Forbes

Despite progress in management efforts in recent years for elasmobranchs (sharks and their relatives), many populations still face significant threats and continue to decline. Overfishing and fisheries bycatch is known as the major threat to threatened el...

Maharashtra: Navy yet to get NOC from fisheries dept for no-fishing zone in front of its helibase October 15, 2021   |  Source: The Indian Express

The Western naval command has been repeatedly requesting the state government to have a no-fishing zone or a waterfront security zone 100 metres from the wall of their helibase INS Shikra at Colaba as birds that come to feed on fish pose risk to the helic...

Odisha: Reeling under fuel price hike, fishermen in Odisha's Kendrapara seek diesel subsidy October 15, 2021   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Amidst rising fuel prices, the chorus for subsidised diesel is growing louder among marine fishermen who are already reeling under many hardships, unpredictable weather being one of them. The fishermen are demanding a waiver of VAT on diesel as it is no l...

World News: The High-Level Segment of the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) closed today with the adoption of the Kunming Declaration, Vision of “Living in Harmony with Nature.” October 15, 2021   |  Source: CBD

• Kunming Declaration demonstrates global commitment for ambitious post-2020 global biodiversity framework • President Xi Jinping announces 1.5-billion-yuan commitment to establish the Kunming Biodiversity Fund • GEF, UNDP and UNEP commitment to f...

India: River as a living entity by SHRISHTEE BAJPAI October 14, 2021   |  Source: Frontline

A dolphin bobs up from the quiet flowing waters of the river. At a distance, fisherfolk are quietly angling while our boat chugs along the vast stretches of mangrove forests. We were on the revered and celebrated river Ganga near Sundarbans in West Bengal...

Gujarat: The marginalised community of Agariyas, the salt workers in the Little Rann region of Gujarat, produce 30 percent of India’s inland salt by Ravleen Kaur October 14, 2021   |  Source: Mongabay

On the last Monday of the monsoon month in September 2021, 48-year-old Gunawant Ramji Koli left for the Little Rann of Kutch (LRK) to place idols in a mud puddle. During the monsoon, waters of 11 rivers and many nullahs drain here and mix with the tidal w...

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