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Mekong river dams disrupting lives of Southeast Asian fishermen, farmers by Nontarat Phaicharoen February 21, 2020   |  Source: Eurasia Review

Tiem Ngern-tok pointed at the water level, shook his head and talked about dragon boat races to explain how dams in China and Laos have disrupted the lives of Thai people whose villages abut the Mekong River. “During annual boat races the water was high...

FAO Online consultation: How to monitor implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries? February 20, 2020   |  Source: FAO

FAO is currently currently developing a monitoring and evaluation tool for the SSF Guidelines. As a part of this work, they are launching an online consultation to solicit views, recommendations, suggestions, and good practices from a diverse group of pra...

Dry fish brings smiles for Narail fishermen, traders in Bangladesh February 20, 2020   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune

Dry fish or shutki production is booming in Narail's beel (a type of waterbody) area over the last couple of years, bringing smiles on the faces of the local people involved in the profession. Currently around 160 tons of dried fish, worth around Tk4 cror...

Myanmar's Carp export to Bangladesh increases by THAR SHWE OO February 20, 2020   |  Source: Eleven Myanmar

Freshwater carps export to Bangladesh through Maungdaw border trade center is increased during January and it is became the second largest export product at Maungdaw border trade center, according to figures from Office of the Director of Maungdaw border ...

Goa wants armed cops at sea to prevent illegal fishing February 20, 2020   |  Source: Daiji World

Armed policemen could soon guard waters off the state coast, to prevent fish from being poached by raiding parties of fishermen from neighbouring states who use illegal and non-sustainable techniques like bull-trawling and LED fishing, Goa's Ports Ministe...

Pakistan's govt taking solid steps to promote fish farming February 20, 2020   |  Source: Urdu Point

Provincial Minister for Fisheries and Livestock Malik Asad Ali Khokhar on Thursday said the Punjab government was taking solid steps for the development and promotion of fish farming across the province under the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan and Ch...

Human activities take a toll on horseshoe crab habitat in Odisha February 20, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Uncontrolled development along the coast and rise in fishing activities have taken a toll on Balaramgadi estuary, a major breeding ground for horseshoe crab. A study conducted by a six-member team of Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Fakir Mohan...

Maharashtra's records 64.5 pc decrease in wetland area February 20, 2020   |  Source: The Indian Express

The state has recorded a 64.5 per cent decrease in wetland area documented in the National Wetland Atlas 2011 (Maharashtra). The Atlas, mapped under the 2010 wetland rules, had marked 44,714 wetlands across the state, which covered an area of 10 lakh hect...

Kerala: Will request Centre to relax CRZ rules February 20, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

Industries minister E P Jayarajan told the assembly on Monday that the state government will approach the Centre seeking temporary relaxations in Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) rules — which might adversely affect the life of fishing community— till th...

Celebrating the Ennore-Pulicat wetland system in Tamil Nadu February 20, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Before stepping out for birding, I always utter a silent prayer that snakes don’t cross my path. So, last Sunday, while heading out with a group to explore the biodiversity of the Ennore-Kattupalli-Pulicat region, I make the usual supplication. Per cont...

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