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India: Dams and Displacements June 23, 2016   |  Source : The Sequitur

Once Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India and the architect of modern India, while inaugurating the Bhakra Dam described dams as ‘temples of modern India’. But the tragedy that struck diversion tunnel No.3 of the Tehri Dam on Au...

Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi to Sign Pact to Allow Myanmar Workers Smoother Access to Jobs in Thailand June 23, 2016   |  Source: Radio Free Asia

A memorandum of understanding on migrant labor that Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi will sign with the Thai government later this week will make it easier for Myanmar migrants to work legally in Thailand, according to a copy of the document’s p...

India: Aqua sector lauds removal of 'controlled conditions' by V Sajeev Kumar June 23, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu Business Line.

The changes to the aquaculture policy is expected to enhance coverage of shrimp farming and create more job opportunities in coastal areas, A Ramachandran, Vice-Chancellor, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies, has said. Changes brought out in...

India: Food sector to enjoy 100% FDI in India by Mohit Rathod June 23, 2016   |  Source: Food Hospitality World  | Copyright: 2016,The Indian Express (P) Ltd.

The union government has eased foreign direct investment (FDI) norms in food processing and animal husbandry sectors. The government has decided to permit 100 per cent FDI under government approval route for trading, including through e-commerce, in respe...

Tamil Nadu: Specialised rescue devices distributed among 1,800 fishermen June 23, 2016   |  Source: Hindustan Times  | Copyright: 2016 HT Media Limited.

Specialised rescue devices were distributed to 1,800 fishermen across Tamil Nadu on Wednesday for safeguarding their lives during emergencies, a senior fisheries department official said. The device, called DAT-90 (distress alert transmitters), can be use...

Andhra Pradesh: More prawns this year than fish by V Kamalakara Rao June 23, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India City  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Fisherfolk are netting more prawns than fish from the Bay of Bengal in the new fishing season which resumed last Wednesday after a 61-day ban. P Koteswara Rao, joint director of the department of fisheries, said this year, the trend has changed due to var...

Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka begins exporting fishery products to European Union June 23, 2016   |  Source: Business Standard  | Copyright: 2015 Business Standard Private Ltd.

Sri Lanka on Wednesday began exporting fishery products to the European Union after it lifted a ban on fishery products from the island-country. Fisheries Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said the first consignment of fish exports was sent to Amsterdam in the ...

Pakistan: Tilapia fish in frontline of Pakistan fight against Dengue virus June 23, 2016   |  Source : The Guardian  | Copyright: 2016 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies.

On one side of the battle are the countless swarms of mosquitoes that thrive in Pakistan's steamy summer months. On the other, vast quantities of hungry fish conscripted into a fight against a deadly virus that is reaching epidemic proportions. Authoritie...

India: Government aims at three-fold increase in seafood exports June 22, 2016   |  Source: FIS India  | Copyright: 1995 - 2016 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd

Government authorities of India are devising a new national policy on fisheries to increase the country’s export earnings from seafood through the implementation of an umbrella scheme for integrated development and management of fisheries. With this mov...

Sri Lanka: NCE hails EUs fish export ban lift June 22, 2016   |  Source: Daily News  | Copyright: The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd. 1996–2016.

The National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE) said it is pleased on the success of the Government in having the EU lift the ban of fishery product exports. Sri Lanka has been one of the biggest exporters of value added fishery products and related ...

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