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Tamil Nadu: Physical distancing goes for a toss at fish markets March 31, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Due to non-availability of mutton, fish markets at Kasimedu, Chintadripet, Aminjikarai and Avadi witnessed large crowds on Sunday, despite the lockdown. Though people were seen wearing masks, they did not adhere to personal distancing and were seen jostli...

4,256 fishermen screened for coronavirus in Pakistan March 31, 2020   |  Source: Samaa TV

A total of 4,256 fishermen in Karachi have undergone screening for the novel coronavirus, according to authorities. Of these, four people who were suspected of having the virus have been shifted to a hospital in Gwadar. They are under treatment there. ...

Karnataka: Some fishermen stranded, few living inside boats since lockdown kicked in by V Velayudham & Divya Cutinho March 31, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Some fishermen are stranded like in Kolar and some are living in their boats in Mangaluru unable to go their native places. Fishermen who tried to stay afloat in the times of corona are suddenly finding nowhere to go. At least this is true of Kolar where ...

Lockdown could have long-lasting impact on fishing industry in Karnataka by Deepthi Sanjiv March 31, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

The forced fishing holiday due to the 21-day lockdown will have a long-lasting impact on the fishing industry which is already dented by lesser catch this year. With investments already made, extension of the lockdown could end the fishing season. Fisherm...

Kerala: Fishing harbours slip into silent slumber by Manoj Viswanathan March 31, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

The fishing harbours across the state wear a deserted look as the fishing community has stopped venturing into the sea. The harbours that used to bustle with activity have slipped into slumber. Mechanised and country boats lie anchored near the harbour in...

Chennai’s fishmarkets are empty due to the COVID-19 lockdown by Akila Kannadasan March 31, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

“Look, a man has just got off a car and is coming towards us,” exclaims K Kalyani, while she is on the phone with me. She has a stall at the Nochi Kuppan fish market. “What do you want?” she asks the customer, and the phone line soon fills up with...

Inland fish satiates citizens in times of scarcity in Goa by Nida Sayed March 31, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

In the wake of the nationwide lockdown and the suspension of fishing activities in the state, ramponkars of Curtorim have come to the rescue to fish-deprived citizens. While fishermen in Goa have been told not to venture into the sea until further notice ...

India's women seaweed divers swim against the tide of climate change by Anuradha Nagaraj March 31, 2020   |  Source: Reuters

In a blue plastic barrel, Meenakshi Mookupori packed her belongings for a five-day stay on an island in the Indian Ocean, off the Coromandal coast of south India. Besides her clothes, toothbrush and soap, she included her diving gear - a worn-out pair of ...

Ban on sea fishing may lead to shortage of fish in Andhra Pradesh by Arpit Basu March 31, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

With the state government imposing a ban on fishing as part of the measures due to the 21-day Covid-19 lockdown, there are now fears over scarcity of fish in the market by mid-April. While the AP government on March 23 imposed the ban on sea fishing for ...

Kerala's fishers seek government intervention March 30, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Traditional fishers have demanded immediate government intervention in addressing problems associated with supply chain, affecting the livelihood of many. Despite fish falling under the essential commodity list, the fishers are struggling to market their ...

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