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Isolation takes a toll on fishermen's community in Pakistan by Shakir Sultan April 01, 2020   |  Source: The Express Tribune

As the Sindh government imposed a 15-day lockdown across the province to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, life has come to a standstill for the dwellers of Manora, Baba and Bhit Islands. Already impoverished and largely deprived of facilities, th...

Andhra Pradesh: Migrant fishermen return safely by Santosh Patnaik April 01, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Mylapali Rama Rao, 46, jumped into frenzied dance of joy and jubilation when he reached his home in S. Rayavaram Manral in Visakhapatnam district on Monday evening. He along with nearly 1,300 fishermen reached their hamlets in 48 buses arranged by the Sta...

Lockdown: Fishing community in deep waters in India by V Sajeev Kumar April 01, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line

The 21-day lockdown has left fisher folk in the lurch, as the prevailing situation has forced them to dump their catch back into the sea in some places. It is reported that the fishing community in Raigad, Maharashtra, are forced to throw back their 15-da...

Maharashtra: 10K tonnes of fish dumped back at sea during lockdown by Badri Chatterjee April 01, 2020   |  Source: Hindustan Times

Around 10,000 metric tonnes of fresh fish catch has been dumped back into the sea during the first week of the lockdown, imposed owing to the coronavirus outbreak. Lack of refrigeration facilities, packing and transportation or acquisition of ice are said...

Kerala: Fish workers have appealed to the government to help open ice plants as well as to defer the survey for deciding on kerosene permits for fishing boats April 01, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Fish workers have appealed to the government to help open ice plants as well as to defer the survey for deciding on kerosene permits for fishing boats to late April or early May in view of the COVID-19 outbreak. An appeal to the government by the Swathant...

Kerala Fish vendor disinfects entire locality, sets up portable hand washing unit! April 01, 2020   |  Source: The Better India

In this period of crisis, many amongst us have tapped into their compassionate side and become good samaritans for those in need. But if you speak to anyone in Kerala’s Kanjirappally village, they will tell you that Najeeb, a fish vendor and one of its ...

Indian shrimp packers confirm plants closing amid lockdown April 01, 2020   |  Source: Undercurrents News

Indian shrimp companies in several states have independently confirmed to Undercurrent News they have closed following the country’s nationwide lockdown. BMR Group, an Andhra Pradesh-based vertically integrated shrimp company, with hatcheries, feed mill...

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...

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