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Tamil Nadu: High Court dismisses a plea moved for using purse seine fishing nets in traditional waters January 20, 2022   |  Source: DT Next

The first bench comprising the Acting Chief Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari and Justice PD Audikesavalu dismissed the petition moved by Poompuhar Traditional Fishermen Welfare Association represented by Jambulingam Kabadikunju. The petitioner prayed for a...

Tamil Nadu: Fishermen yet to get paid for flood relief, rescue work January 20, 2022   |  Source: The Statesman

Fishermen in Tamil Nadu who had rescued people stranded during the floods in October, November 2021, are yet to receive the compensation they were promised. Fisheries department officials, while speaking to IANS said that the compensation was delayed due ...

Tamil Nadu: Mechanised boat owners seek withdrawal of Sunday lockdown January 19, 2022   |  Source: DT Next

The fishermen association demanded the state to reconsider the Sunday lockdown as it affects the fishing by mechanised boats and a representation in this regard was sent to the Chief Minister on Tuesday. The executive committee meeting of Tamil Nadu F...

Sri Lanka: SLYG and BAFF are to replicate in the north of Sri Lanka their successful boat-building and marine training project for youth January 19, 2022   |  Source: Daily FT

Sail Lanka Yachting Group (SLYG) and Building a Future Foundation (BAFF) are to replicate in the north of Sri Lanka their successful boat-building and marine training project for youth. Following the recent inauguration of the project in Velanai in the Ja...

Gujarat: NGT asks joint panel to assess illegal shrimp farms floodplains January 19, 2022   |  Source: Daiji World

The National Green Tribunal has directed a Joint Committee to look into a plea against illegal shrimp farms in violation of Coastal Zone Regulation Notification and norms for the protection of flood plain area of the Kim and Sena rivers in Surat and Bharu...

Andhra Pradesh: Families of deceased fishermen await promised ex gratia from government by Paul Oommen January 19, 2022   |  Source: The News Minute

Families of fishermen in Andhra Pradesh are eligible for an ex gratia of Rs 10 lakh in the case of accidental death while fishing under the YSR Matsyakara Bharosa scheme. Mosa Kanakaraju (54), a resident of Aminabad in East Godavari district in Andhra Pra...

Bangladesh: We live and die by it’ climate crisis threatens Sundarbans by Kaamil Ahmed January 19, 2022   |  Source: The Guardian

As he steps out of the mosque on the banks of the Kholpetua River, Mohammed Sabud Ali looks out at a view he has seen several times a day for most of his life. But never before has the sprawling Sundarbans mangrove forest felt so important to him. The vas...

Kerala: Time for safety check of fishing boats by Mahima Anna Jacob January 19, 2022   |  Source: The New Indian Express

In January 3, two fishing boats --- Lady Miracle and Felix --- docked near Malinakara Bridge, Munambam, were destroyed in a major fire. Last year, a fishing boat docked in Kunjithai river in North Paravoor was also gutted. Fishing boats suffering damage i...

Kerala: To renew permits for supply of subsidised kerosene January 18, 2022   |  Source: The Hindu

Fishers have welcomed the decision of the Fisheries department to put off the one-day combined inspection of boats to renew permits for supply of subsidised kerosene. The inspection has been postponed in view of the surge in COVID-19 cases, and a new date...

Kerala: Focus on vulnerability mapping and bio-shields for coastal protection January 18, 2022   |  Source: The Hindu

A study of the coastal protection requirements of vulnerable segments like Chellanam by the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) has said that an issue-based management plan must be developed rather than a resource-based plan. The stud...

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