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Karnataka: Drop in mackerel, sardine catch has experts worried by Deepthi Sanjiv November 12, 2019   |  Source: The Times of India

Experts from the College of Fisheries want the government to focus on skill development and alternative livelihood for fishermen. The unusual occurrence of huge landings of triggerfish and change in the composition of fish population is likely to affect t...

Kerala: Govt to take against owners of fishing boats if Chinese made AIS was used November 12, 2019   |  Source: UNI India

Kerala Government has decided to take action against owners of fishing boats if they use Chinese-made satellite security device 'Automatic Identification System (AIS).' The AIS, an automated satellite tracking system that identifies other vessels in the v...

West Bengal: Cyclone Bulbul: Seven dead, one lakh houses damaged after storm lashes West Bengal; toll rises to 12 in Bangladesh November 12, 2019   |  Source: First Post

The death toll from Cyclone Bulbul rose to 12 in Bangladesh and five fishermen are still missing, government officials told Reuters on Monday. Most of the victims had refused to evacuate and died due to falling trees, said Enamur Rahman, Bangladesh’s ju...

Myanmar: Hilsa fish essential to Myanmar local nutrition and livelihoods, and needs protecting November 12, 2019   |  Source: IIED

A new IIED study has identified when and where spawning hilsa most require protection, and highlights the need for different management strategies to ensure the sustainability of this key food source. The hilsa is a critically important species for small-...

Tamil Nadu: Fisherwomen throng Ramanathapuram Collectorate for relief November 12, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

A large number of fisherwomen from the coastal Periyapattinam fishing village thronged the Collectorate here on Monday, alleging non-payment of relief given to them during the lean fishing period and seeking the intervention of Collector K. Veera Raghava ...

Bangladesh: Hilsas flood Chandpur, Khulna markets November 12, 2019   |  Source: Prothom Alo

About 90 per cent Hilsa available in Khulna and Chandpur markets after a 22-day fishing embargo are full of eggs, triggering fears of poor production in the next season and prompting calls for extending the fishing ban, reports news agency UNB. It looks t...

Bangladesh and India: Cyclone Bulbul: Death toll rises to 24 in Bangladesh, India November 12, 2019   |  Source: Aljazeera

The death toll from a cyclone that barrelled into the coasts of Bangladesh and India has risen to 24, authorities said, as the two nations assess the scale of devastation wreaked by the powerful storm. Bangladesh carried out one of its biggest-ever evacua...

Sri Lanka: Ten arrested for engaging in illegal fishing November 12, 2019   |  Source: Daily News LK

Sri Lanka Navy apprehended 10 persons who engaged in illegal fishing using banned nets, in the seas off Elizabeth island Trincomalee. Accordingly, these persons who engaged in illegal fishing using banned nets were apprehended during patrol carried out by...

Tamil Nadu: 500 more satellite phones for deep sea fishing boats November 11, 2019   |  Source: The Times of India

The fisheries department has proposed providing 500 more satellite phones to fishermen as part of strengthening direct communication with the fishermen engaged in multi-day deep sea fishing. The proposal is under the consideration of the State Disaster Ma...

Tamil Nadu: Untreated sewage let into sea at Chennai's Kasimedu beach irks fishermen by Madhumitha Viswanath November 11, 2019   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Besides effluents from industries which have been contaminating the ocean and soil for many decades, it is now untreated sewage being let into the sea at Kasimedu beach. When Express visited one such spot along Kasimedu rock beach near Cherian Nagar, sewa...

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