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India and Pakistan: Fishermen in troubled waters by Jatin Desai May 23, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

To be in prison in one’s own country is itself a nerve-wracking ordeal. But imagine how much more agonising it must be to languish in another country’s prison, often endlessly, and for no fault or for minor transgressions, especially if the two countr...

Andhra Pradesh: In situ conservation method a boon for Olive Ridley turtles by T. Appala Naidu May 23, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The in situ conservation method has proved to be a boon for Olive Ridley turtles along the Andhra Pradesh coast. Sensing the wind direction and tides, the shelled reptile reaches the coast for its breeding season by the end of winter. The coast, therefore...

Andhra Pradesh: In situ conservation method a boon for Olive Ridley turtles by T. Appala Naidu May 23, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The in situ conservation method has proved to be a boon for Olive Ridley turtles along the Andhra Pradesh coast. Sensing the wind direction and tides, the shelled reptile reaches the coast for its breeding season by the end of winter. The coast, therefore...

Manipur: Phoomdi and locals at Loktak: Time to introspect ? May 23, 2016   |  Source: The Sangai Express  | Copyright: 2016 The Sangai Express

Wetlands, one of the most important ecosystems on earth, are known as ecological supermarkets. Wetlands support extensive food chain and play a major role in the landscape by providing unique habitats for a range of flora and fauna. Loktak, the largest Pa...

Manipur: Phoomdi and locals at Loktak: Time to introspect ? May 23, 2016   |  Source: The Sangai Express  | Copyright: 2016 The Sangai Express

Wetlands, one of the most important ecosystems on earth, are known as ecological supermarkets. Wetlands support extensive food chain and play a major role in the landscape by providing unique habitats for a range of flora and fauna. Loktak, the largest Pa...

Bangladesh: Tk 15 lakh fish poisoned to death in Patuakhali May 20, 2016   |  Source: The Daily Star  | Copyright: 2016 / thedailystar.net

Criminals poisoned cultivated fishes worth about Tk 15 lakh to death in a water body beside Patuakhali-Barisal in Khalishakhali area under Sadar upazila of the district. On Friday morning, thousands of dead fishes were found floating on water, said fish c...

Bangladesh: Poor catches disappoint fishermen May 20, 2016   |  Source: The Daily Star  | Copyright: 2016 / thedailystar.net

Several hundred fishermen yesterday went back home with poor catches of eggs from the Halda river, the largest and lone natural spawning ground for carp fish in the country. Around 250 boats were ready to collect spawn at Madunaghat, Azimer Ghona, Urircha...

Chandigarh: Finally, AC fish market becomes general market May 20, 2016   |  Source: The Tribune  | Copyright: The Tribune Trust,2015

Miserably failing to run the city’s first AC Fish and Meat Market in Sector 41, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has finally decided to change it from fish market to general trade market. The decision was taken in the Finance and Contract Committee ...

Myanmar: Protect Myanmar's marine resources from being pillaged to point of no return May 20, 2016   |  Source: The Guardian  | Copyright: 2016 Guardian News and Media Limited

As Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) engaged in a historic transfer of power in the Myanmar capital of Naypyidaw in March, my Burmese colleagues and I stood on a deserted beach 170 miles to the southwest, near Gwa on the Rakhine coa...

Myanmar: Fisherman 'enslaved for five years on Thai fishing boat because of an unpaid beer tab' May 20, 2016   |  Source: Mirror  | Copyright: 2016 MGN Limited

A man who collapsed drunk while having a drink with his friend was told he would have to work as a fisherman to pay the cost of his beer, a court heard. The man from Myanmar says he was forced to spend five years working for free after he came into the cl...

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