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India and Norway strengthen partnership on blue economy February 19, 2020   |  Source: PIB

India’s Minister for Earth Sciences, H.E. Dr Harsh Vardhan, and Norway’s Minister for Climate and Environment, H.E. Mr Sveinung Rotevatn, opened the India-Norway Task Force on Blue Economy for Sustainable Development today. The two countries also comm...

India pushes for ‘permissible’ fishery subsidies at WTO February 19, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line

India has made a case for allowing a small and tight ‘green box’ of permissible subsidies for fisheries. Under this, New Delhi wants to include livelihood support for fishermen during the period when fishing is banned and subsidies for navigation and ...

Karnataka's Government plans floating fishing jetties to handle excessive boats February 19, 2020   |  Source: Daiji World

Because of large number of mechanized fishing boats operating from the fishing ports here and at Malpe, there have often been complex traffic jams and accidents. The government has now envisaged a plan to introduce floating jetties to handle these problem...

Sri Lanks's extension of GSP Plus to woo more FDI, increase fish exports February 19, 2020   |  Source: Daily News

Extending of the GSP Plus concession to Sri Lanka until 2023, would not only increase fish exports to the European Union, but would also help woo more Foreign Direct Investments, said Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Douglas Devanan...

Crab business pays the toll in Bangladesh February 19, 2020   |  Source: The Third Pole

The coronavirus outbreak in China has started taking its toll on crab farmers and exporters in Khulna region as its export to the world’s second economic giant remained suspended since January 25 last. Several thousand crab farmers, traders and other pe...

Tamil Nadu: Fish market ruining lives of locals February 19, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Murthy, a senior-citizen in Vyasarpadi’s Shastri Nagar, remains locked in his house for most part of the day. ‘’The windows and doors remain shut mostly. It gets very hard to breathe when we open it,’’ he says. Suffering from breathing issues am...

Madhya Pradesh: Fisherfolk have not been provided fishing rights beyond their submerged village area by Shabnam Hashmi February 19, 2020   |  Source: Counterview

I must admit that I have not worked on the Narmada issue. After my visit to the Narmada valley in December 2019, I have gone through a large number of policy papers where I found how Narmada rehabilitation policies have been violated and are not being imp...

President, PM urge coast guard to help protect marine resources in Bangladesh February 19, 2020   |  Source: New Age BD

President M Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday hoped that the members of the coast guard would work with patriotism, sincerity, honesty, courage and cordiality to ensure full proof security of the country’s maritime and coastal reg...

Maharashtra's Govt to consider loan waiver for fishermen, says Uddhav Thackeray February 18, 2020   |  Source: The Indian Express

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday said the state government is considering waiving the loans of fishermen, similar to how farmers’ loans are waived. Thackeray, who was in Sindhudurg district, held a review meeting. “The government has announce...

IPNLF working with Maldivian NGO to draw new talent to one-by-one tuna sector February 18, 2020   |  Source: Seafood Source

A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the International Pole and Line Foundation (IPNLF) and Maldivian NGO Dhivehi Masverin (Maldives Fishermen) as a means to further elevate the Republic of Maldives’ standing as a global leader in the o...

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