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Pakistan: Fishing communities of Sindh forced into destructive practices by Muhammad Abbas Khaskheli September 16, 2020   |  Source: Dawn

A father and son emptied their fishing nets. They had set them up the previous night in the Mir-Wah canal near Seerani, a small rural settlement about 18 kilometres south of the city of Badin, in Sindh. Their catch was entirely made up of “trash fish”...

Himachal Pradesh: Rs1.76 crore to promote fisheries in Hamirpur September 16, 2020   |  Source: The Tribune

A sum of Rs 1.76 crore will be spent to encourage fisheries in the district under the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana. This was stated by DC Harikesh Meena here yesterday, after the scheme review meeting. He said the objective of the scheme was to do...

West Bengal: First consignment of 12 ton Bangladeshi Hilsa arrives in Bengal September 16, 2020   |  Source: UNI India

Much to the gastronomic delight of the Bengalis of this part, first consignment of 12 ton Bangladeshi Hilsa arrives the state. Thee trucks carrying 12 ton of Bangladeshi Hilsa out of 1,450 ton promised by the neighbouring country arrived in Bengal late on...

Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram, Assam, Meghalaya and Bangladesh: Barak: Our economic and ecological security by Mani Charenamei September 16, 2020   |  Source: The Sangai Express

The Barak is the second largest river in the North East Region after the Brahmaputra.  Barak has a length of about 900 kilometres out of which 564 kilometres fall in India  and it runs through Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram, Assam, Meghalaya and Bangladesh....

Goa: Panels formed for preparing management plans on Khazan lands, mangroves & fishing community in CRZ areas September 15, 2020   |  Source: Herald Goa

In a major move, the State government has initiated a process to prepare plans for management of Khazan lands, mangroves and for the fishing community living in Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) areas. The Environment Department has constituted three committe...

India: World Bank’s support for Blue Revolution Program in pipeline, push for privatisation in fisheries sector September 15, 2020   |  Source: CENFA

One of the projects in pipeline for approval of USD300 million from the World Bank is the Blue Revolution Program. The financing instrument is a Program-for-Results (PforR) Financing and the feature of this instrument is using a country’s own institutio...

India: Shrimp output set to drop by 20% this year on reduced stocking by V Sajeev Kumar September 15, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line

After robust growth in a decade, India’s shrimp output is set to drop by 20 per cent this year, according to shrimp hatcheries. D Ramraj, president, All India Shrimp Hatcheries Association, attributes the fall to a combination of factors that include pr...

Tamil Nadu: Fishermen missing in sea for 50 days rescued by N Vinoth Kumar September 15, 2020   |  Source: The Federal

Nine fishermen from Chennai’s Royapuram region who had gone missing after they went for deep-sea fishing on July 23 were rescued on Monday (September 14) off the Myanmar coast, amid allegations that the Centre and the state did nothing to help locate th...

Pakistan: Massive rains give fresh lease on life to Lake Manchar by Aamir Latif September 15, 2020   |  Source: AA News

A recent far-beyond-normal monsoon spell that wreaked havoc across Pakistan has given a fresh lease on life to the country's largest freshwater lake, putting smiles on the faces of thousands of people who have depended on it for years. Record-breaking rai...

Bangladesh: Use of land for aquaculture, mining increased threefold since 2005 in Bangladesh: Study September 15, 2020   |  Source: UNB

Experts at a webinar have emphasised the need to enhance transboundary collaboration to ensure food security and reduce disaster risks in the Meghna Basin building on the 2011 Framework Agreement for Cooperation between Bangladesh and India. IUCN and Asia...

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