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India: Fishers bodies call for halt to WTO talks amid pandemic by Amiti Sen April 02, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line

omplain that in the absence of face-to-face negotiations, texts are being tabled at the Chair’s discretion. Fisher and farmer organisations from India and other developing countries have called for an immediate halt to the fisheries subsidies negotiatio...

Maharashtra: Five areas declared as containment zones April 02, 2020   |  Source: Mumbai Mirror

Maharashtra has reported 320 positive cases of coronavirus so far with 12 fatalities, out of which Mumbai has the maximum number of victims. With a sudden spike in numbers, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has now marked five areas across the ...

India: Government plans to extend financial aid to fisherfolk by Santosh Patnaik April 02, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

The Centre has launched an exercise to consider giving monetary assistance to the fisherfolk affected by the ongoing lockdown following COVID-19 pandemic. “We are finding out the financial implications. Direct assistance, if any, will be given by the Go...

India: NFF seeks financial aid for fishers April 02, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

The National Fishworkers Forum (NFF) has sought a monthly allowance of Rs.10,000 each for fishing households for up to three months, given the COVID-19-related losses in the fishing sector and the impending monsoon season trawling ban. In a letter to U...

India: Seafood sector gets relief on small revival of overseas shipments by V Sajeev Kumar April 02, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line

Urges govt to ease road movement of consignments from processing plants to port. The beleaguered seafood sector, which has remained stagnant due to the Covid 19 impact, hopes to find some revival of exports, albeit on a low note, to countries where there ...

India: The fisheries sector provides direct and indirect employment to almost 16 million people, whose livelihood is now at stake by Sanjeeb Mukherjee April 02, 2020   |  Source: Business Standard

Kanchan is not alone. B K Mishra, Managing Director of National Federation of Fisherman’s Cooperative has seen the sector from close quarters for more than 25 years. He says despite best efforts, there is no large-scale selling of fish and the business ...

Andhra Pradesh: Fishing, seafood sale banned at Visakhapatnam harbour April 02, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

Following an order by the district collector, the fisheries department on Wednesday banned all modes of fishing at the harbour. The department also banned the sale of marine products at the fishing harbor. The ban would continue till further orders from t...

Kerala: Restricted fishing gets lukewarm response by Unnikrishnan S April 02, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

The restricted permission for fishing has failed to evoke much response among traditional fishermen. Closing down of ice factories and transportation challenges amid the lockdown have forced many to stay on shore. However, those who returned from fishing ...

Tamil Nadu: Fishing ban dates likely to be changed for this year April 02, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

The annual fishing ban for mechanised boats in the State is likely to be advanced this year. It usually begins on April 14 and goes on for 61 days. However, since fishermen have already been asked to abstain from fishing, the government has written to the...

Pakistan: Authorities of coastal district Gwadar have banned fishing in the Arabian Sea in view of the coronavirus pandemic by Behram Baloch April 02, 2020   |  Source: Dawn

Authorities of coastal district Gwadar have banned fishing in the Arabian Sea in view of the coronavirus pandemic. Gwadar Deputy Commissioner retired Captain Mohammad Waseem has urged the fishermen community to show responsibility and not violate his gove...

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