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Andhra Pradesh: Aqua sector grapples with labour shortage April 01, 2020   |  Source: The Hans India

Manpower shortage is haunting the aqua sector in the district which fetches around Rs 15,000-Rs 16,000 crore a year to the state exchequer through exports. Fears among fishing communities who work in hatcheries and aqua ponds led to shortage of workers ev...

Tamil Nadu: Fishermen attacked by ‘another tsunami’ April 01, 2020   |  Source: News Today

It has been 11 days since Karunakaran, a fisherman from Nemili, ECR has taken his fiber boat into the sea for fishing. On his boat, he has employed five other fishermen who too have not ventured into sea. Fish has been mentioned as a essential in the gove...

COVID-19: Maldives Parliament meets online, discusses strategies by Meera Srinivasan April 01, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Determined to keep Parliament functional during the COVID-19 outbreak, Maldivian legislators on Monday convened online for a crucial session to discuss strategies to combat the pandemic. As many as 71 of the 87-member House logged in on Monday using a web...

WTO members aim to keep up momentum in fisheries subsidies negotiations March 31, 2020   |  Source: WTO

WTO members are sustaining efforts to craft new rules against harmful fisheries subsidies despite disruptions posed by the COVID-19 outbreak. Negotiators have been requested to exchange views in writing on two proposals, which will also serve as helpful i...

COVID-19: Traditional fisherfolk left in the lurch by Ishan Kukreti March 31, 2020   |  Source: Down to Earth

The Rs 1.7 lakh crore economic package announced by the government to cope with the outbreak of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) will bypass 1.6 crore traditional fish workers in the country, according to the National Fishworkers Forum (NFF), a nation...

Tamil Nadu will take care of people from Jharkhand and AP fishermen' March 31, 2020   |  Source: Daiji World

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami on Monday assured his Jharkhand counterpart Hemant Soren that the state will take care of the people who are stuck in Vellore. "We will provide them with food and will take care of them. I will inform our team in CM...

About 400 migrant fishermen marooned in harbour in Kerala March 31, 2020   |  Source: Mathrubhumi

The migrant labourers in fishing industry are struggling to survive after the complete lockdown was implemented. Over 400 labourers are trapped in various harbours across the district at present. Most of them are from Kolkata. More than 200 boats have anc...

Jammu and Kashmir: Indian Army spreads awareness about COVID-19 among fishermen community at Wular Lake March 31, 2020   |  Source: India TV news

Indian Army is reaching out to marginalised groups to spread awareness about COVID-19. Troop of Chinar Corps spread information among fishermen community at Wular Lake. Video is available at: https://www.indiatvnews.com/video/news/indian-army-spreads-a...

To tackle rising prices amid lockdown, West Bengal govt launches app to sell fish online March 31, 2020   |  Source: Live Mint

People living in Kolkata will now be able to order raw fish online as the West Bengal government launched an app to tackle rising prices amid the nationwide lockdown imposed in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, a senior official said on Sunday. The We...

Coronavirus pandemic: Tamil Nadu's fishermen unable to sell their catch amid nationwide lockdown March 31, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

Fishermen are struggling to sell their catch due to nationwide lockdown in the wake of pandemic coronavirus. The income of Rameswaram’s fishermen has been badly affected as they are unable to sell their catch to sellers. The nationwide lockdown has put ...

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