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Maharashtra: JNPT destroyed 19-ha mangroves in Uran, activists tell MCZMA, HC panel December 27, 2019   |  Source: Hindustan Times

Environmentalists have written to the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA) and the Bombay high court (HC)-appointed mangrove committee, seeking the withdrawal of permission given to Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), Navi Mumbai, for its...

Andhra Pradesh: Gangamma Jatara marks 15 years of ‘Boxing Day’ tsunami December 27, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

Hundreds of fisherwomen offered prayers to the sea on Thursday as part of the annual Gangamma Jatara, marking the 15th anniversary of the tsunami in the Indian ocean that left a trail of destruction along the east coast of the country on December 26, 2004...

Tamil Nadu: Tsunami victims remembered on 15th anniversary in Tamil Nadu December 27, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

The victims of the deadly 2004 Tsunami that struck the Tamil Nadu coast were remembered on Thursday, with a slew of memorial events marking the 15th anniversary of the natural disaster. On December 26, 2004, a masssive tsunami triggered by an undersea ear...

Telangana: Pips coastal states in fish production growth rate December 27, 2019   |  Source: The Times of India

Telangana, which doesn’t have a coastline, has raced ahead of coastal states in fish production growth rate. The national figures for 2018-19 show that Telangana has the highest growth rate along with Kerala. From 1.9 lakh tonnes of fish in 2017, the pr...

Odisha: Preparing health systems to deal with disasters December 27, 2019   |  Source: Mongabay

- Odisha needs to up its ante in health systems readiness in disasters as climate change contributes to an increase in extreme weather events, said experts and affected citizens. - The focus is now on emerging issues and making health systems more inclu...

World News: Asean sharpens focus on gender in biodiversity conservation December 27, 2019   |  Source: Business Mirror

Factoring in gender roles and relations in policy-making is crucial in the success of biodiversity conservation efforts, experts in a regional training workshop conducted in Manila said. Among the common insights that emerged from the workshop is the role...

Gujarat: Weather-hit fishermen seek compensation like farmers by Nimesh Khakhariya December 26, 2019   |  Source: The Times of India

Weather conditions have hampered fishing activities at Veraval coast this year, with production down by more than 30 percent after the season started in August. The fishermen will make a representation to the government demanding compensation for the lost...

Madhya Pradesh: State Govt serious about fishermen’s welfare December 26, 2019   |  Source: Daily Pioneer

In the last one year, important decisions were taken and implemented for fisheries development and fishermen’s welfare in the State. As a result, the fish farmers were able to produce 2 lakh tons of fish. It was the result of systematic schemes of the G...

Arunachal Pradesh: DC bans fishing in open rivers, streams December 26, 2019   |  Source: The Arunachal Times

West Siang Deputy Commissioner Swetika Sachan has issued an order banning all kinds of fishing in open rivers and streams during the breeding season to control the dwindling aquatic population in the rivers and streams. The order has been issued in order ...

Kerala: Coast Guard red-flags Chinese tracker devices on fishing boats December 26, 2019   |  Source: The New Indian Express

The Indian Coast Guard has red flagged the use of China-made automatic identification system (AIS), a tracking device made mandatory for fishing vessels, as it poses a security risk. According to sources, the Coast Guard has written to the state Governmen...

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