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Pakistan: 18 Pak fishermen detained by BSF off Kutch coast May 13, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

A day after the Pakistan Marine Security Agency (PMSA) arrested 10 Gujarat fishermen with their two boats from International Maritime Boundary line (IMBL), Indian authorities apprehended 18 Pakistani nationals including two minors, from creek area near Ko...

Sri Lanka: Sinahalicisation of Musali division in Mannaar resembles colonisation of Kokku'laay, Ma'nalaa'ru May 13, 2016   |  Source : Tamil Net  | Copyright: 1997-2016 TamilNet

Sri Lanka Government Agent of Mannaar district, Mr M.Y.S. Deshapriya, a Sinhalese and the occupying navy of Colombo are allegedly engaged in creating a Sinhala colony at Kaayaa-kuzhi, situated near Mu'l'lik-ku'lam in the Musali division of Mannaar, say Ta...

Bangladesh: 4 abducted fishermen buy freedom May 13, 2016   |  Source: The Daily Star  | Copyright: 2016 / thedailystar.net

Four fishermen were released by a gang of robbers in the Sundarbans after paying a ransom of Tk 1 lakh on Tuesday night. They are Tarikul Islam, 23, Mahfizul Dhali, 30, Moazzem Dhali and Bablu Sardar, 28. They all hail from Chandimukhi village in Shyamnag...

Karnataka: Following fish kill, BBMP cleaning lake May 13, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Two days after a massive fish kill in Ulsoor Lake, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on Wednesday began cleaning up the lake. “We have begun taking out the dead fish, and we should be done in four or five days,” said B.E. Satish, chief eng...

Goa: Fishermen urge govt to see the light May 13, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Nearly 600 canoes and fishing boats blocked the River Mandovi channel at Panaji and the Cutbona jetty at Betul, on Wednesday, in protest of the government's failure to impose a ban on the use of light-emitting diodes (LED) while fishing. The state's tradi...

India: Sustainable seafood surging, but not everywhere: report May 13, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Demand for sustainable seafood has allowed the market for certified fish and shellfish to burgeon, but the world's biggest seafood producer Asia is lagging far behind, a report said Wednesday. Last year, 23 million metric tonnes of seafood certified as su...

Goa: Soon, an ordinance to regularize illegal houses May 13, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

In what appears to be a move to woo voters before the state assembly elections 2017, chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Tuesday said that the state government will issue an ordinance before the monsoon session of the Goa legislative assembly to regulari...

Myanmar: Children toil in Myanmar’s fish farms May 12, 2016   |  Source: Gulf News  | Copyright: Al Nisr Publishing LLC 2016

Kyaw Khine Soe, a 16-year-old worker, sits on a boat at San Pya fish market in Yangon. One in five children in Myanmar aged 10-17 go to work instead of school, according to figures from a census report on employment published last month and the opening up...

Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka to declare fish habitats as protected zones May 12, 2016   |  Source: Economy Next  | Copyright: economynext.com.

Sri Lanka intends to better protect fish habitats around the island by declaring them as protected zones in order to safeguard the resources for the future, said Udaya Senevirathne, Secretary to the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment. Govern...

Bangladesh: Pashur river to be dredged May 12, 2016   |  Source: The Daily Star  | Copyright: 2016 / thedailystar.net

The government has taken up a project to dredge the Pashur river so that coal-laden vessels from India can travel through it to Rampal Power Plant to be set up only 14 kilometers away from the Sundarbans. Capital dredging of the Pashur channel from Mongla...

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