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Bangladesh: Govt embarks on tuna mission in Bay of Bengal September 22, 2020   |  Source: New Age BD

Failing to woo the private sector, the government has taken a project to catch costly and migratory tuna fish as the country eyes to make a debut in deep-water fishing in the Bay of Bengal. Under the project worth Tk 61.06 crore, three long liners will be...

Bangladesh: Ilish in dwindling numbers frustrate fishermen in Bhola by Ahad Chowdhury Tuhin September 22, 2020   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune

According to local fishermen, ilish spotted in abundance at the mouth of the sea are unable crossover to the rivers because of nets set up there allegedly by some influential people. Fishermen and traders at the famous Ilisha Ferry Ghat in Bhola are expre...

Maldives: Fisheries Min sets price floor on Yellowfin, Skipjack Tuna by Mariyam Malsa September 22, 2020   |  Source: The Edition

Ministry of Fisheries, Marine Resources and Agriculture has confirmed a minimum price for Yellowfin Tuna and Skipjack Tuna in Maldives. According to the ministry's announcement, fish that weigh 1.5 kilograms or above must be sold for a minimum of MVR 13. ...

India: Strong winds predicted over Arabian Sea, BoB; fishermen advised to stay away September 22, 2020   |  Source: UNI India

During next 24 hours, strong winds of speed 45-55 kmph are very likely over southwest, southeast and central Arabian Sea as well as south, central and north Bay of Bengal(BoB). Similarly, squally weather is very likely over Kerala, Karnataka, West Bengal,...

Goa: Fishermen upset over govt’s inaction on Malpe trawlers September 22, 2020   |  Source: Herald Goa

Goenchea Raponkarancho Ekvott (GRE) along with other fishermen groups are upset over the State government's inaction over the bull trawling done by the Malpe trawlers in the Goan territorial waters. The fishing groups warned the government to act quickly ...

Goa: GRE accuses government of failing to curb bull trawling by Malpe trawlers in Goan waters September 22, 2020   |  Source: Herald Goa

Accusing the State government of failing to curb bull trawling by Malpe fishing trawlers in Goan territorial waters since last year, Goenchea Raponkarancho Ekvott (GRE) president Agnelo Rodrigues on Sunday flayed the Goan purse seine boat owners for being...

Tamil Nadu: Kasimedu harbour gets new wharf, fish market September 22, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

A lower wharf, 140m long, and a modern retail fish market have been added to the Kasimedu fishing harbour. The new facilities were inaugurated by chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Sunday. A fisheries department official said both the facilities wer...

Andhra Pradesh: Ranks first in fish, prawn production September 22, 2020   |  Source: The Hans India

Andhra Pradesh stood in first place in production of fish and prawns with 71 per cent of share in aqua production, announced Minister for Fisheries S Appala Raju. Accompanied by Collector R Muthyala Raju and MLA M Prasad Raju, he visited lands suitable fo...

Karnataka: Three boats meet with accidents - 19 fishermen rescued September 22, 2020   |  Source: Daiji World

Due to strong wind and heavy rain, three boats, two near Malpe and one at Karwar, met with accidents. A total of 19 fishermen from these boats were rescued. A trawler belonging to Rama Kunder that had been anchored at Malpe port was washed away after its ...

Andhra Pradesh: 'No Work Without Agreement' - say Migrant Vessel Crew Fish Workers September 21, 2020   |  Source : DTFWF & NPSSFW

The occupational problems of vessel crew fish workers, more particularly that of migrant vessel crew fish workers, had burst out into the open during the Covid-19 pandemic induced lock-down. Stranded at the fishing harbours without proper food and shelter...

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