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Uttar Pradesh: East UP migrants to get support for starting fisheries business September 09, 2020   |  Source: Hindustan Times

Migrant workers form wastern Uttar Pradesh who returned home during the lockdown will now get a chance to start fisheries business with support from the Lucknow-based National Bureau of Fish Genetics Resources (NBFGR). The Institute will provide assistanc...

West Bengal: Sunderbans billed ‘endangered ecosystem’, mangroves show signs of climate-resilience by Joydeep Thakur September 09, 2020   |  Source: Hindustan Times

The Sunderbans in West Bengal – a UNESCO world heritage site and home to the only tiger that lives in mangroves – has been categorized as an ‘endangered ecosystem’ by a team of scientists from four countries. But there is a silver lining too. The ...

Bangladesh: Fishers cannot find Hilsa in peak season by Rafiqul Islam September 08, 2020   |  Source: Eco-Business

“Half the season is gone. Where are the Hilsa?” asked Abu Jaher, a 40-year-old fisher from Samraj in Bangladesh’s coastal district Bhola. “There was a 65-day ban on fishing. Now it’s over, the rivers have enough water, but Hilsa are not availabl...

Bangladesh: 10 boats destroyed over illegal sand extraction in Halda September 08, 2020   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune

The Hathazari upazila administration, led by UNO Ruhul Amin, conducted a major drive on Halda River on Saturday to protect fish and aquatic mammals. As part of the drive, 10 engine-run boats were seized and destroyed for extracting sand illegally from the...

Pakistan: Fisheries experts have stressed on the required developments in the fisheries and aquaculture sector by Aiman Nawaz September 08, 2020   |  Source: Modern Diplomacy

With projects under construction and developments being made, a lot of opportunities come to light, both tapped an untapped. The state’s heavy naval build-up is not the aftermath of power maximization entirely, but a necessary antecedent to assure a pro...

India: Thousands of farmers to get employment with govt’s new cold chain projects in these states by Samrat Sharma September 08, 2020   |  Source: The Financial Express

The agriculture sector may see a flood of employment opportunities as the new integrated cold chain projects are likely to generate thousands of direct and indirect employment, benefitting around 2.58 lakh farmers. 27 projects were approved under the sche...

Kerala: Six fishers swam 30 km, stayed afloat for 12 hours in raging sea by Manoj Viswanathan September 08, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

The sea was turbulent. A few wooden planks and life jackets were all they had. They were staring at death. It was a sheer test of willpower for the six fishermen from Ponnani who were stranded midsea when their boat sunk around 3.30am on Monday. Clinging ...

Karnataka: State’s fisheries sector yields ?5,863.9 cr value in last fiscal by Jaideep Shenoy September 08, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

Karnataka has steadily managed to ramp up fish production with its total fish production in 2019-20 in marine fisheries sector valued at Rs 4,032.1 crore and that of inland fisheries at Rs 1,831.8 crore. The yield in 2019-20 was 4 lakh tonnes and 2 lakh t...

Goa: Desperate to start, fish boat owners fly workers to Goa September 08, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

Boat owners in Goa have taken matters into their own hands to start the delayed fishing season. Handicapped by the lack of migrant workers — who had returned to their villages due to the pandemic — fishing boat operators have managed to bring some of ...

West Bengal: Crab catcher killed in tiger attack in Sundarabans September 08, 2020   |  Source: Outlook India

A crab catcher was killed by a tiger in West Bengal''s Sundarbans on Sunday, the second such incident in three days. A senior forest official said Gopal Baidya (57) was fishing in a creek along the mangrove forest, when the tiger pounced on him, grabbed h...

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