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Indian marine fish landings fall 9% in 2018 year-on-year July 15, 2019   |  Source: Economic Times

Mackerel has become the most landed marine fish in Indian coasts displacing oil sardine from the top spot as Indian marine fish catches fall 9% in 2018 from previous year. The annual survey report prepared by Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (C...

India-Sri Lanka fisheries dispute: All you need to know by Nikhil Jha July 15, 2019   |  Source: Times Now News

Sri Lankan Navy personnel on Friday arrested six Indian fishermen hailing from the state of Tamil Nadu for allegedly catching fish in the Sri Lankan water, India's newly created Department of Fisheries said. The fishermen from Nambuthalai in Ramanathapura...

Kerala: Fish landing falls, but State fares better July 15, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

Oil sardine catch has declined sharply with a 54% fall in landings across the country. The popular fish variety fell to the 9th position in 2018. It had the top position in 2017. From the 2017 landings of 3.37 lakh tonnes, the figure came down to 1.55 lak...

Kerala: Fishers say it’s one of the worst seasons July 15, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

The proposed Sagarmala projects, relaxation of the Coastal Regulation Zone norms, and the latest hike in diesel price are attempts to oust fishers from their natural habitat, say unions which have called on the government to step in to help them overcome ...

West Bengal: To save fishermen on trawlers, Bengal minister says life jackets must July 15, 2019   |  Source: Hindustan Times

Plagued by the regular sinking of fishing trawlers and loss of lives of fishermen, the West Bengal government will hold a meeting with the fishermen association to prepare a blueprint on how to train them and minimise such accidents, said fisheries minist...

Kerala: CIFT, Kochi to define limits for naturally-occurring formaldehyde in fish July 15, 2019   |  Source: Times of India

After developing the rapid detection kit for testing fish quality, Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT) is trying to identify the adhoc limits for naturally-occurring formaldehyde in fresh and marine fishes. CIFT, the national referral laborat...

Himachal Pradesh: Dead fish in river: 2 indl units lose power July 15, 2019   |  Source: Tribune

Officials of the State Pollution Control Board have ordered disconnection of power of two industrial units in the Nalagarh industrial area after the officials found laxity in their effluent discharge mechanism. The action follows a fish mortality incident...

Kerala: Hit hard by fuel price hike, fishermen plan agitation by Manoj Viswanathan July 12, 2019   |  Source: The New Indian Express

The fishermen, who are struggling to survive due to depleting marine resources, have been hit hard by the increase in fuel prices. Several traditional fishermen had stopped venturing into the sea four months ago due to non-availability of fish in the coa...

India: Rattled by sardine stock crash, India begins regulating its fisheries by VAISHNAVI CHANDRASHEKHAR July 12, 2019   |  Source: Mongabay

Last month, the Indian government created its first ministry for fisheries. Although it clubs fishing together rather oddly with animal husbandry and dairy, the move fulfills a long-standing demand of the country’s fishing community and becomes the late...

Maldives: MNDF captures four foreign fishing vessels in Maldivian waters July 12, 2019   |  Source: AVAS  | Copyright: Avas

Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) has captured four foreign fishing vessels trespassing in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Maldives without authorization. The MNDF Coast Guard 'Shaheed Ali' captured the vessels 140 nautical miles east from V. Fulidhoo...

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