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Kerala: Portable awnings from boatyard trash: SIFFS initiative to benefit women fish vendors September 16, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2019, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

What do you do with all those planks and sections of pipe left over from building a boat? The South Indian Federation of Fishermen Societies (SIFFS) has demonstrated how boatyard trash can be put to good use. The SIFFS has used fibre glass and plywood ...

Kerala: How the Kerala government plans to tackle coastal erosion and why experts disapprove by Saritha S Balan September 16, 2019   |  Source: The News Minute

In the coastal area of Valiathura in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram, relief camps have become a common sight. Since June, as many as 134 families of Kochuthoppu and Valiathura- coastal villages of Thiruvananthapuram have been living in three schools, and i...

Sri lanka: Inclement weather expected across the island September 16, 2019   |  Source: News First

The Department of Meteorology forecasts heavy showers in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern and North-Western provinces. Deputy Director of the Department Meril Mendis said that thundershowers could also be expected in certain areas. The highest rainfall...

Bangladesh: Fishing bans should accompany compensatory measures September 16, 2019   |  Source: The Daily Star  | Copyright: 2019 / thedailystar.net

We applaud the government for its successful endeavours to increase fish production in the country—efforts that have resulted in Bangladesh ranking third in producing fish from inland water bodies, according to a report by the UN’s Food and Agricultur...

Press release: ICSF National Workshop on India’s 2019 National Policy on Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture (Draft), and the SSF Guidelines, 6 to 7 September, 2019, Kolkata, India September 16, 2019   |  Source: ICSF

The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) organized a National Workshop towards developing an implementation plan for India’s 2018 (Draft) National Policy on Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture (NIFAP). The workshop was held in Kolkata ...

India: RCEP: Farmers’, civil society groups, unions seek more talks September 16, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line

A number of farmer organisations, trade unions, livestock and fisheries groups and civil society bodies have written an open letter to Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal stating that most of them had not been consulted on the on-going negotiations for the pro...

Tamil Nadu: Fishermen come together to construct mini harbour September 16, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2019, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

Fishermen of Nambiar Nagar in Nagapattinam district are contributing a whopping Rs 11.43 crore towards construction of a mini fishing harbour in their village. This, they hope will help bring to an end a long time enmity with their neighbours Akkaraipetta...

Kerala: Boat owners plan stir as fisheries Department intensifies drive against juvenile fishing by Manoj Viswanathan September 16, 2019   |  Source: New Indian Express

The drive launched by the Fisheries Department to curb juvenile fishing in coastal waters has invited the wrath of boat owners, who are planning to launch a stir alleging harassment. The department had launched the drive following a decision taken in a me...

India: Is agriculture credit being used for the right purpose? RBI questions by Sanjeeb Mukherjee September 16, 2019   |  Source: Business Standard

Is farm credit going into the right hands? Well, the country’s apex bank has questioned it. In the latest report of its Internal Working Group to review agricultural credit, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) says it found that in some states, credit disbu...

Pakistan: Fishing for trouble : Sindh government’s plan for jetties has fisherfolk up in arms by Razzak Abro September 16, 2019   |  Source: Tribune  | Copyright: 2019 The Express Tribune.

In a bid to recoup what it sees as lost revenue, the Sindh government has decided to regularise all ‘illegal’ jetties being operated privately along the coastal belt of the province. The move, however, has raised serious concerns among Sindh’s fishi...

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