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India: Italian Marine Issue: NFF Protests May 04, 2016   |  Source: The New Indian Express  | Copyright: 2016, The New Indian Express.

A reported UN arbitration court ruling that Italian marine Salvatorre Girone, accused in the Enrica Lexie shooting case, should be allowed to return to Italy, has triggered protests. India should fight any move to allow the marine to return home, National...

India: Amendment to the Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 2011 dated April, 25, 2016 May 04, 2016   |  Source: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

S.O. 1497(E).—The following draft of the notification which the Central Government proposes to issue, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) and clause (v) of sub-section (2) of section 3 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of ...

Maldives and Bangladesh: Maldives offers help to develop Bangladesh's fisheries May 03, 2016   |  Source: The Fish Site  | Copyright: 2000 - 2014. 5m Publishing

The Maldives has expressed interest in helping Bangladesh develop and modernise its local fisheries industry. Maldivian High Commissioner in Dhaka Dr Mohamed Asim said this when he made a courtesy call on Fisheries and Livestock Minister Muhammed Sayedul ...

India: Allow accused marine to return to Italy: UN tribunal May 03, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

A UN arbitral tribunal hearing the case of two Italian Marines, facing charges of killing two Indian fishermen off Kerala in 2012, ruled on Monday that one of the Marines, Salvatore Girone, may be allowed to return to Italy during the ongoing arbitration ...

Goa: NGT questions GCZMA on nod to structure in Chimbel CRZ May 03, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

National green tribunal (NGT) has directed Goa coastal zone management authority (GCZMA) to explain why it has granted approval by consent to a structure in CRZ area of Chimbel creek by ignoring one of the two inquiry reports in the matter. Taking serious...

Goa: Goa fishermen oppose govt move on beach shacks by Prakash Kamat May 03, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The National Fish workers’ Forum (NFF) and Goenchea Ramponkaranchea Ekvott (GRE), bodies representing traditional fisher folk, on Saturday lambasted the Union Ministry for Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) for supporting the establishmen...

Kerala: Traditional fishermen face a bleak future May 03, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

The drop in sardine catch, as stated in the CMFRI annual report, will result in huge socio-economic crisis for the fishermen community in the state. As marine resources are depleting, the traditional fishermen are facing threat to their livelihood, and wi...

Kerala: Ribbon fish mistaken for juveniles identified by K.A. Martin May 03, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Researchers at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) have identified a species of ribbon fish, which grows only up to 35 cm, as the ones being mistaken for fish juveniles by conservation activists and fishermen for the commercially impor...

Bangladesh: Sundarbans fire under control May 02, 2016   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune  | Copyright: 2016 Dhaka Tribune

The fire that erupted in Tultala area of Chandpai range of the Sundarbans in Sarankhola upazila on Wednesday afternoon finally came under control yesterday. Bagerhat Fire Station deputy assistant director Mohammad Manikuzzaman said the fire was totally un...

Sri Lanka: 1200 Lankan fishermen held in five years May 02, 2016   |  Source: Times Online  | Copyright: 2015 Wijeya Newspapers Ltd.

About 1,000 Sri Lankan fishermen were arrested by the Coast Guard in the last five years on charges of illegally entering and fishing in Indian waters, a senior official said on Thursday. A total of 1,205 Sri Lankan fishermen and 241 fishing boats were ar...

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