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Kerala: Trawler intrusion sparks rift in coastal waters September 21, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Trawlers intruding the coastal waters has once again sparked a rift between fishers in the traditional and mechanised sectors. According to traditional fishers, trawlers have been scouring the coastal waters day and night breaching all norms and threateni...

Tamil Nadu: Fish landing centre opens in Ramnad September 21, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Saturday inaugurated a fish landing centre in Ramanathapuram district and various buildings across the State through video- conference facility, from the secretariat. On behalf of the Fisheries Department, the cent...

Odisha: High tide damages fishing boats in Ganjam September 21, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Several fishing boats were damaged due to high tide at New Podempeta village of Ganjam block on Friday night. Though high tides occur during full moon, the unusual phenomenon has the villagers, who depend on fishing for livelihood, worried. The village, ...

India: WTO and fisheries subsidies: India’s proposal for exempting poor countries gains traction by Amiti Sen September 21, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line

Some members, however, say the proposed criteria would exempt too many countries from making subsidy cuts. India’s proposal of exempting developing countries with national incomes below a specific threshold level from fishery subsidy cuts at the World T...

India: Aquaculture industry to aid in creating AatmaNirbhar Bharat September 21, 2020   |  Source: UNI India

Aquaculture in India is an important economic activity and a flourishing sector with varied resources and potentials. India ranks third in fisheries production, and second in aquaculture. There is a huge value chain involved globally, and the pandemic has...

Tripura: Making sense of shidol: In Tripura, sales of a fermented dry fish rise amid Covid-19 September 21, 2020   |  Source: The Indian Express

As people seek out natural immunity boosters amid the Covid-19 pandemic, in Tripura, a local preparation has seen its sales shoot up considerably – the shidol, or fermented dry fish. Shidol or berma has been eaten in Tripura for over a thousand years. W...

Karnataka: Pandemic leaves fishing industry in doldrums September 21, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

Unlock 4.0 hasn't brought much cheer to fishermen of Uttara Kannada. The catch, many fishermen rue, isn't good quality fish. Fishing in Karwar port had come to halt for over 20 days in January owing to the agitation against expansion of the port under Sag...

Bangladesh: Integrated policy approach needed for management of Barak-Meghna River Basin September 21, 2020   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune

Experts at a webinar have shared their views on implementing governance instruments to build trust and cooperation between India and Bangladesh to benefit all stakeholders in the Meghna Basin. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and ...

Bangladesh: Millions of families face financial hardship as ban on crab export to China prolongs September 21, 2020   |  Source: The New Nation

Thousands of crab farmers, traders and exporters are now passing their days in hardship as the China yet to withdraw ban on crab export to the country. Sector insiders said lack of authentic health certificate, quality and diplomatic weakness are reasons ...

Pakistan: Mubarak village - untouched and neglected by Hafeez Tunio September 21, 2020   |  Source: The Express Tribune

The remote sandy beach, crystal clear water and pristine blue skies of Mubarak village seem to be a scene from a fable. An hour-and-a-half away from Karachi, this remote fishing community is virtually untouched. And that's the catch. Here, there are elect...

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