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Bangladesh: Role in combating maritime threat in the strategic Bay of Bengal January 18, 2022   |  Source: Kashmir Reader

The Bay of Bengal, the northeastern part of the Indian Ocean, is of great political, economic, and cultural importance to its coastal countries of Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, and Indonesia. With maritime trade, fishing, and tourism be...

Pakistan: The Gwadar protests: Balochistan stands up for its rights by KRITI M. SHAH January 18, 2022   |  Source: ORF

There are many groups in Pakistan, both ethnic and religious, that suffer from political neglect and government indifference. Particularly in the resistive province of Balochistan, the grievances of the local population against Islamabad and Rawalpindi ar...

Andhra Pradesh: Fishing ports to get infra boost at Rs 18,000 crore January 18, 2022   |  Source: Deccan Chronicle

Industries minister Mekapati Goutham said on Monday that works on three ports and nine fishing harbours will be taken up at a cost of Rs 18,000 crore in Andhra Pradesh. Taking part in a PM Gati Sakthi programme to explain the national master plan for mult...

Gujarat: Gender insensitive? Model cyclone relief package ignores 40,000 fisherwomen by Rajiv Shah January 18, 2022   |  Source: Counterview

A Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) note on the Gujarat government’s compensation package to the victims of the devastating Tauktae cyclone, which hit the coastal belt of Saurashtra's Amerli, Rajula, Una, and Gir-Somnath districts in May 2021, has said, t...

Bangladesh: Leased out to non-fishermen, fishermen deprived January 17, 2022   |  Source: The Daily Star

Madhaikhal beel, which lies on 157 acres of land in Kurigram's Nageshwari upazila, was the main source of income for more than four hundred fishermen families. The water body was open for all and anyone could catch fish even 15 years ago. Apart from th...

Kerala: Change in Marine ecosystem, rise in pufferfish population leave fisherfolk in crisis by Muhammad Jaseem January 17, 2022   |  Source: Mathrubhumi

Changing marine ecosystem is affecting the livelihood of fisherfolk in the state. The plight of the fisherfolk at Vallikkunnu, Parappanangadi, Tanur and Ponnani in Malappuram reveals the gravity of the crisis they are in. The increasing population of puff...

Pakistan: People migrating from coastal areas due to water scarcity by Tahir Siddiqui January 17, 2022   |  Source: Dawn

Sindh Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Coastal Development Ismail Rahu on Wednesday said that people living on the coastal areas, including Badin, had started migrating due to acute shortage of water in the province. “The water shortage has ...

Goa: Weeds hampering fishing activities in Moira River, cry fishermen January 17, 2022   |  Source: Herald

Fisherman community from Moira have raised their concern over the weeds that have grown in the river at Moira. Fishermen claimed that due to the growing of weeds in the river, they are unable to carry out the fishing activities. Fishermen said that from l...

Andhra Pradesh: How aquaculture turned Kolleru Lake, known for its biodiversity, into fish ponds by Monika Mondal January 17, 2022   |  Source: The Wire

Until the 1980s, Kolleru Lake was a sprawling shallow body of water. At its deepest point during the monsoon season, the water only reached 10 feet, yet the lake covered a surface area of 904 sq. km. Located in the southeast state of Andhra Pradesh, Kolle...

Odisha: Traditional fishermen in Kendrapara on brink of losing livelihood by SHARMILI MALLICK January 17, 2022   |  Source: Odisha TV

Hundreds of traditional fishermen from Aul block of Kendrapara district who depend on the income derived from catching, processing and selling fish from Kharasrota and Brahmani rivers, are on the verge of losing their livelihood. The fishermen alleged...

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