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Myanmar earns US$340 M from fishery exports February 17, 2020   |  Source: Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar is earned over US$340 million from fishery exports from October 1 to January 31 in this fiscal year and it is more US$48 million in compared with the same period in last fiscal year, according to figures from Ministry of Commerce. At present, Myan...

WTO members prepare to firm up legal text for fisheries subsidies agreement February 17, 2020   |  Source: WTO

At the 13 February informal meeting of the Negotiating Group on Rules, heads of WTO delegations took stock of the state of play of fisheries subsidies negotiations and discussed how best to develop a consolidated legal text for an agreement to curb harmfu...

India’s Blue Economy net getting bigger! Country ranks third in fisheries and second in aquaculture by KUSHANKUR DEY February 17, 2020   |  Source: Financial Express

Interim Budget FY20 had created a separate ministry for animal husbandry, livestock, and fisheries, and Union Budget FY20 allocated Rs 770.25 crore for fisheries for a comprehensive development. The budgetary allocation has further increased to Rs 825 cro...

National Fishworkers’ Forum asks Kerala government to act against illegal fishing practices February 17, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

The National Fishworkers’ Forum (NFF) demanded the government to curb illegal methods of fishing in shallow sea using LED lights. According to them, unsustainable fishing practices followed by trawlers had affected the livelihood of traditional fisherme...

The rise in fish consumption has led to indiscriminate trawling of juveniles in Maharashtra by Snehal Fernandes February 17, 2020   |  Source: Hindustan Times

The rise in fish consumption has led to indiscriminate trawling of juveniles of commercially important fish and a significant increase in the removal of non-target fish, says a study, adding that the practice could have long-term consequences such as depl...

Untapped water resources in Assam February 17, 2020   |  Source: The Sentinel Assam

If China can turn the Hwang Ho, once known as the sorrow of China, to joy why cannot Assam script the same success story with the Brahmaputra and the Barak river systems? The successive governments and planners in the neighbouring country have successfull...

The eroding shorelines of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala February 17, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line

Thiruvananthapuram’s Shanghumugham Beach is shrinking by the day, as the sea is continually pressed inland by a combination of climate-related and man-made causes. On weekends, there is hardly any elbow room on Shanghumugham Beach in Kerala’s capital,...

Andaman and the Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep under ecological stress by Mayank Aggarwal and Sahana Ghosh February 17, 2020   |  Source: Mongabay

Located in the Arabian Sea, off the western coast of India, Lakshadweep is a group of 36 islands and is the smallest union territory of India. Its total geographical area is only 30 sq. km and it has a total population of only 0.064 million. According to ...

Karnataka: To meet the demands put forth by the fisher folk of the state February 14, 2020   |  Source: Daiji World

A delegation of fishermen led by Nadoja Dr G Shankar met Karnataka chief minister (CM), B S Yediyurappa, and urged him to meet the demands put forth by the fisher folk of the state, who are facing dire straits on account of fish famine. While thanking the...

Tamil Nadu: Fishermen for a better safety net February 14, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

For a long time, the fishing community in Tamil Nadu has nursed the grouse that apart from news of a mid-sea attack or a cyclone governments have hardly spared a thought about it. But this year’s budget could be a turning point, with bureaucrats hinting...

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