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Bangladesh: Imports take over as local dried fish production falls January 06, 2020   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune

The local production and supply of dried fish, widely known as shutki, which is a delicacy on the menu of many people, has been on the decline over the past few years despite its growing demand. The local supply has fallen due to various adversities inclu...

Bangladesh: Self-reliant in rice, fish production January 06, 2020   |  Source: daily Industry

Bangladesh has achieved self-sufficiency in fish, meat, rice and vegetable production in the last 10 years. Commercial production of fish, meat, milk and eggs witnessed a robust growth in this decade in line with growing demand. Substantial investments ha...

Odisha: Climate change forces fishermen to leave home January 06, 2020   |  Source: Orissa Post

While 2020 has begun with hopes for many, it’s a gloomy start of the year for the 36-year old fisherman Kubera Behera, as he is succumbed to work for months on a shipping vessel in Maharashtra despite fishing season at his place. Owing to reduced volume...

Tamil Nadu: River reality: Health a concern for Ennore fishermen January 06, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Standing chest-deep in the polluted Kosasthalaiyar River near Ennore, S Kumaresan (43), plucks out a handful of blood-red Polychaete worms and puts them in a mud bowl placed on a wooden plank which floats on the river. He coughs, scratches his itching ski...

Kerala: Stop harassing coastal people: Sabha January 06, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

‘Officials of local bodies forcing people to give written declarations’. The Dheevara Sabha has urged the State government to stop harassing people living in coastal areas in the name of Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) violations. In a press statemen...

Myanmar: Marine export earnings increase by $ over 27 m January 06, 2020   |  Source: Eleven Myanmar

Till December 20 of 2019-2020 fiscal year, the total export earnings from the marine sector hit 232.091 million US dollars, up 27.940 million US dollars compared with the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Commerce. Now, China has allowed...

Pakistan: Developing sustainable fisheries for blue growth January 06, 2020   |  Source: Pakistan Observer

Oceanic resources have always been considered an eternal gift of nature. However, increased knowledge and scientific developments have revealed this to be a myth and mankind has realized that marine resources, although renewable, are not infinite and need...

Gujarat: Mulling law against fishing boats from outside Gujarat: CM January 06, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

Chief minister Vijay Rupani on Saturday said his government was thinking of bringing a legislation to prevent “unauthorized, unregistered” boats of other states from fishing in the Arabian Sea along the coast here. Rupani was talking to reporters afte...

Manipur: Video: Loktak Lake: Fate of the floating wonder by Oinam Anand January 06, 2020   |  Source: East MOJO

Loktak Lake, the largest freshwater lake of Manipur, is the lifeline for the people of the state. But it holds much more significance for the fishermen community. This lake is their primary source of livelihood. But now it has become a fight for survival ...

Gujarat: Marine exports hit by foreign regulations, weather, competition by Kalpesh Damor January 06, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

After growing for three consecutive years, Gujarat’s marine exports in value terms declined by 5.33% in 2018-19. Stricter regulations in traditional markets like US and the European Union (EU), changing consumer requirements and evolving trade scenario ...

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