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Maharashtra: Mumbai authority to conduct study on fish population around Coastal Road May 22, 2019   |  Source: DNA India

After almost five years of planning and two years of the condition mentioned in the No Objection Certificate (NOC) of the fisheries and environment departments, the Brihanmumai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has finally agreed to conduct a study on fish prod...

Odisha: Cyclone Fani took us 20 yrs behind, snatched our livelihood': Distressed Chilika fishermen await aid by Sudarshan Chhotoray May 22, 2019   |  Source: News 18

Akhila Behera, 45, a resident of Baghlanji village of Puri district in Odisha, has a family of five. He earns his livelihood by fishing in the 1200 sq km of Asia’s largest brackish water lagoon — Chilika. Behera used to earn Rs 10,000-Rs 15,000 on an ...

Bangladesh: Protests as Bangladesh slaps two-month ban on shallow-water fishing May 22, 2019   |  Source: France 24

Bangladesh has banned fishing in the Bay of Bengal for the next two months in an effort to replenish stocks, a minister said Tuesday, triggering protests by hundreds of fishermen. The junior minister for fisheries, Ashraf Ali Khan, said the ban would run ...

Myanmar: Fishing boat worker drowns in Samut Sakhon May 22, 2019   |  Source: The Nation

A migrant worker from Myanmar was found drowned in a river in Samut Sakhon’s Muang district with a mortar tied to his neck in what is believed to be a suicide, police said. The Tha Chalom Police Station was alerted of the death at 11am and rushed to ...

Tamil Nadu: 26 beneficiaries to build longliners under first phase May 22, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

The Fisheries department in Nagapattinam has issued orders to 26 out of 50 applicants for construction of boats for deep sea fishing under the Blue Revolution scheme of the Central government. In the first phase, fishers whose trawlers were confiscated by...

Assam: Know the Asia’s Largest Dry Fish Market of Assam by Himashree Das May 22, 2019   |  Source: NorthEast Today

What is dry fish?: Dried fish are short-term edibles in which water loss and salt concentration ensure preservation. It also consists of smoking and salting of the fish. The fermented fish is a well known strategy of food preservation in the northeast reg...

Gujarat: Restore Mother Narmada : Appeal in Blood by the Riverine Fishers of Narmada Downstream at Bharuch May 22, 2019   |  Source : DMF West Bengal

Fishing in the Narmada estuary has been the backbone of the coastal district of Bharuch in Gujarat. With Hilsa, prawns, Mahaseer and more than 80 other varieties of fish, the yield used to be as high as 10,000-15,000 tonnes a year, with the annual revenue...

Kerala: CM stresses need for early warning systems May 21, 2019   |  Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/cm-stresses-need-for-early-warning-systems/article27120344.ece  | Copyright: 2019, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, addressing the opening session of the World Reconstruction Conference (WRC) in Geneva on Monday, highlighted the importance of effective early warning systems, as global warming-induced climatic variations have made natura...

Kerala: Flood hero seeks help after crisis at sea by Tiki Rajwi May 21, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2019, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

Half-a-bed is all that Patrick Fernandez, 63, has inside the overcrowded Ward No: 1 at the medical college hospital. He lies still on his corner of bed no: 36, careful not to disturb the patient occupying the other half. The fisherman from Thumba had, in ...

Assam: Fishing restrictions only on papers; Bangladesh imposes stringent ban by GUWAHAT May 21, 2019   |  Source: NorthEast Now

The Assam Government issues an order around this time of the year regarding certain directives over fishing, but in reality the picture painted is totally opposite. It has become a customary practice of the Directorate of Fisheries banning fishing during ...

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