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Worli Koliwada in Maharashtra sealed due to coronavirus pandemic by Mrityunjay Bose April 01, 2020   |  Source: Deccan Herald

The Worli Koliwada in Mumbai that comes under the constituency of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's son Aditya has been sealed. Aditya, the state Tourism, Protocol and Environment Minister, is the MLA from Worli. The Worli Koliwad, the earlies...

Seafood prices skyrocket in Kendrapara, Odisha April 01, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Seafood prices have shot up in the coastal district with fishermen deciding not to venture into the sea during the 21-day lockdown period. Vendors in Kendrapara, Patkura, Mahakalapada, Rajnagar and other areas have jacked up prices of popular fish varieti...

Coronavirus: Bangladesh Navy deploys 9 ships to alert fishermen at sea April 01, 2020   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune

The Bangladesh Navy has deployed nine ships to alert fishermen and their families in the coastal areas at sea and rivers to create awareness and take precautionary measures regarding the coronavirus spread. In order to raise awareness, the navy ships are ...

Isolation takes a toll on fishermen's community in Pakistan by Shakir Sultan April 01, 2020   |  Source: The Express Tribune

As the Sindh government imposed a 15-day lockdown across the province to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, life has come to a standstill for the dwellers of Manora, Baba and Bhit Islands. Already impoverished and largely deprived of facilities, th...

Andhra Pradesh: Migrant fishermen return safely by Santosh Patnaik April 01, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Mylapali Rama Rao, 46, jumped into frenzied dance of joy and jubilation when he reached his home in S. Rayavaram Manral in Visakhapatnam district on Monday evening. He along with nearly 1,300 fishermen reached their hamlets in 48 buses arranged by the Sta...

Lockdown: Fishing community in deep waters in India by V Sajeev Kumar April 01, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line

The 21-day lockdown has left fisher folk in the lurch, as the prevailing situation has forced them to dump their catch back into the sea in some places. It is reported that the fishing community in Raigad, Maharashtra, are forced to throw back their 15-da...

Maharashtra: 10K tonnes of fish dumped back at sea during lockdown by Badri Chatterjee April 01, 2020   |  Source: Hindustan Times

Around 10,000 metric tonnes of fresh fish catch has been dumped back into the sea during the first week of the lockdown, imposed owing to the coronavirus outbreak. Lack of refrigeration facilities, packing and transportation or acquisition of ice are said...

Kerala: Fish workers have appealed to the government to help open ice plants as well as to defer the survey for deciding on kerosene permits for fishing boats April 01, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Fish workers have appealed to the government to help open ice plants as well as to defer the survey for deciding on kerosene permits for fishing boats to late April or early May in view of the COVID-19 outbreak. An appeal to the government by the Swathant...

Kerala Fish vendor disinfects entire locality, sets up portable hand washing unit! April 01, 2020   |  Source: The Better India

In this period of crisis, many amongst us have tapped into their compassionate side and become good samaritans for those in need. But if you speak to anyone in Kerala’s Kanjirappally village, they will tell you that Najeeb, a fish vendor and one of its ...

Indian shrimp packers confirm plants closing amid lockdown April 01, 2020   |  Source: Undercurrents News

Indian shrimp companies in several states have independently confirmed to Undercurrent News they have closed following the country’s nationwide lockdown. BMR Group, an Andhra Pradesh-based vertically integrated shrimp company, with hatcheries, feed mill...

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