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Goa: CM announces Rs 163 cr plan for fisheries sector September 15, 2020   |  Source: Business Standard

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday announced an action plan to boost fishing and said Rs 163.1 crore had been proposed for the state in the current financial year under the Centre's Atmanirbhar Bharat plan. The state will provide Rs 48.58 crore ou...

Odisha: Hilsa catch drops, price shoots up in coastal dists September 15, 2020   |  Source: Daily Pioneer

A drastic drop in the catch of hilsa (ilishi) has brought into sharp focus endangered State ofsea fish. With the yield not encouraging this time,price has shot through roof makingfish out of platter of common men. One can rarely find hilsa in local f...

Assam: Baghjan oil well blowout singes fields, fish – and livelihoods September 15, 2020   |  Source: Morung Express

For more than 100 days, the fire raged, a tall blaze of angry orange that killed the fish in ponds and streams, destroyed homes and turned to ash the green farmlands around the Baghjan oil field in Assam’s Tinsukia district. The fire at an Oil India Ltd...

West Bengal: Fingerlings distributed among Sunderbans fishermen to keep them away from tiger habitat September 15, 2020   |  Source: Outlook India

The West Bengal Forest Department on Monday distributed fingerlings among villagers in Sunderbans in South 24 Parganas district to dissuade locals from venturing into creeks, adjacent to core forest area, to catch shrimps, crabs and collect firewood. Chie...

Jammu and Kashmir: No more sale of fish at Govt sale outlets September 15, 2020   |  Source: Kashmir Observer

Principal Secretary, Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries Department, Navin K. Choudhary, reviewed implementation of Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) here today. The meeting was attended by Director Fisheries, Mohammad Amin, Director Finance,...

Andaman & Nicobar Islands: Stop Oil & Gas Exploration In and Around Andaman & Nicobar Islands: Save Water, Save Fish, Save Fisher People September 14, 2020   |  Source : The National Platform for Small Scale Fish Workers (NPSSFW)

The National Platform for Small Scale Fish Workers (NPSSFW) and the fishing communities of Andaman & Nicobar Islands (ANI) have been shocked to know from a Press Release of the Andaman & Nicobar Administration that the Government of India has reduced ‘N...

Pakistan: Floods destroy fish farms in Swat district by Aziz Buneri September 14, 2020   |  Source: Pakistan Today  | Copyright: 2020. Pakistan Today

Floods in different districts of Malakand Division have swept away more than 25 established fish units, incurring huge losses to farm owners as more than 10,000 kg fish has been destroyed. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government had allocated Rs380 million...

Bangladesh: Produces 86 per cent of the world's hilsas by Iftekhar Mahmud September 14, 2020   |  Source: prothom Alo

Bangladesh now produces 86 per cent of the world’s total hilsa. Four years ago, the country produced 65 per cent of the total production. During this period, production of the fish has consistently increased here while production decreased in neighbouri...

Bangladesh: Gives traders special permission for hilsa export to India by Sutanuka Ghosal September 14, 2020   |  Source: The Economic Times

Nearly 1,450 tonnes of hilsa fish, a quintessential Bengali favourite, is all set to enter India from Bangladesh next week. The neighbouring country has given special permission to its traders for the export. Bangladesh had banned exports of hilsa fish in...

Maharashtra: Fishermen leader moves Bombay HC, complains about lack of action to stop banned purse seine nets, high-density LED lights by Kanchan Chaudhari September 14, 2020   |  Source: Hindustan Times

The Bombay High Court on Friday directed the Centre and the Maharashtra government to respond within three weeks to a petition against inaction in stopping the use of ecologically dangerous and banned purse seine nets and high capacity LED lights for fish...

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