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Odisha: Odisha inks pact with Worldfish to boost fisheries June 30, 2016   |  Source: Odisatv.in  | Copyright: 2016 , Odisha Televeision Ltd.

The Odisha government on Sunday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Worldfish, a Penang-based aquaculture and genetic improvement organisation, to improve fish production in the State. As per the agreement, Worldfish will provide technology an...

West Bengal: To boost tourism, West Bengal govt eyes homestays, Sundarbans cruise June 30, 2016   |  Source: The Indian Express  | Copyright: 2016 The Indian Express [P] Ltd.

Mamata Banerjee seems to be leaving no stone unturned in trying to transform the state’s tourism sector into a valuable source of revenue for the government. In the Budget, announced last week, Finance Minister Amit Mitra has set aside Rs 295 crore for ...

West Bengal: Climate change, erosion pushes new generations to poverty along Ganga June 30, 2016   |  Source: India Live Today  | Copyright: 2016 India Live Today

Climate change and vicious river bank erosion in the post-Farakka Barrage period have blurred the lines between the rich and the poor and are pushing successive generations to grinding poverty along the lower stretches of the mighty Ganga in West Bengal. ...

Bangladesh: Trawlers to be under surveillence to stop illegal fishing by Mohammad Al Masum Molla June 29, 2016   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune  | Copyright: 2016 Dhaka Tribune, All Rights Reserved.

The government will soon introduce vessel monitoring system (VMS) to monitor registered fishing trawlers' movement in the sea. The initiative was undertaken to protect the country’s fisheries resources, Sayedul Haque, Fisheries and Livestock minister, t...

Myanmar: Fish farming rules needed to protect biodiversity by Khin Wine Phyu June 29, 2016   |  Source: Myanmar Times  | Copyright: 2016 The Myanmar Times.

One type of farmed fish, with the common name tilapia, is now breeding abundantly in rivers and creeks, putting wild species at risk, U Aung Myo Chit, founder of a local NGO Grow Back for Posterity, told The Myanmar Times. Myanmar is subject to regular fl...

Pakistan: The languishing agriculture sector in Pakistan by Waqas A Khan June 29, 2016   |  Source: Pakistan Today

The industrial sector, favoured by the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government, is booming while the bellwether agriculture sector has languished. While the service sector achieved its growth target of 5.7 percent, there are plenty of reasons to be...

Maldives: Coral bleaching spreads to Maldives, devastating spectacular reefs June 29, 2016   |  Source : The Guardian  | Copyright: 2016 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies.

The longest global coral bleaching event in history is now devastating reefs in the crystal clear waters of the Maldives, with images released exclusively to the Guardian powerfully illustrating the extent of the damage there. Photographed by the XL Catli...

Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Navy arrests 9 local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing June 29, 2016   |  Source: Colombo Page  | Copyright: 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC)

The Sri Lanka Navy said the naval personnel attached to Northern Naval Command has arrested nine local fishermen in two separate incidents on Monday (27) for allegedly engaging in illegal fishing practices. Naval personnel attached to SLNS Uththara, locat...

Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka earns over Rs. 11 billion in 2015 from exports of locally manufactured boats June 29, 2016   |  Source: Colombo Page  | Copyright: 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC)

Sri Lanka's Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Mahinda Amaraweera says the locally manufactured boats currently has a high demand in the international market. According to the Minister, during the past years, Sri Lanka has earned a ma...

Andhra Pradesh: Fall in shrimp catch disappoints fishermen June 29, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The hopes of boat operators of North Andhra of a bumper yield post-ban period have been dashed. Unlike the catch they received last year during the first voyage after the end of a 61-day ban period, fishermen are thoroughly disappointed this time. Those w...

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