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World News: MSC to end certification of fishing vessels engaged in compartmentalization by 2023 March 27, 2020   |  Source: Seafood Source

Fishing vessels certified by the Marine Stewardship Council will no longer be able to target a stock using non-certified fishing practices, beginning in 2023. The MSC had been criticized for allowing “compartmentalization,” the practice of fishing ves...

Fishing banned in Karnataka March 27, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

The Uttara Kannada district administration has banned fishing, fish farming activities and sale of fish till further notice. The order by deputy director of fisheries department in Karwar stated that fishing activities lead to the congregation of people a...

Centre relaxes import of L. Vannamei to Chennai’s Aquatic Quarantine Facility by Rajulapudi Srinivas March 27, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Decision will help aqua farmers in A.P., Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Gujarat in the wake of COVID-19: MPEDA Chairman K. S. Srinivas. Relaxation in rules for import of shrimp brood stock to the Aquatic Quarantine Facility (AQF), at Chennai, will help the aquac...

Seafood industry comes to a standstill in Ernakulam district in Kerala by Anantha Narayanan March 27, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

The fishing and seafood industry in Kochi has come to a standstill with many harbours and fish-landing centres along the district’s coast shutting down in the wake of Covid-19. Munambam harbour was shut down indefinitely from Tuesday noon onwards. Boat ...

Maharashtra: ‘Declare fishing as an essential service’ March 27, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

Fish is out of stock in the city. As Sassoon Dock wore a parched look, Akhil Maharashtra Machhimar Kruti Samiti requested the state government to declare fishing an essential service and arrange transport to fish markets. Fishing activity has halted ri...

Fisheries is playing an important role in Pakistan’s economy by Abdul Sattar Rahuja March 27, 2020   |  Source: Daily Times

Change in the priorities of the nations of the world has re-designed their economies. In the contemporary era, steady and sound economies are indispensable for political stability. In this world of globalisation, the maritime economy or trade plays a cruc...

Sri Lanka: Fishermen unable to sell their catch amid lockdown March 27, 2020   |  Source: Aljazeera

Four hundred tonnes of freshly caught fish is set to be thrown away in Sri Lanka because of the coronavirus lockdown. Fishermen in Sri Lanka are struggling to sell their catch as the government introduces tough measures to halt the spread of the new coron...

Bangladesh: Coronavirus: $597m frozen fish export orders cancelled March 27, 2020   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune

Frozen fish sector, the country's fourth largest export earning entity, have faced order cancellations of $597.78 million from their buyers, mostly in western countries, in the last couple of weeks as coronavirus pandemic almost savaged their economies, a...

Crabs: Unsung heroes of the Sundarbans by SHANTO DYLAN MANSUR March 27, 2020   |  Source: The Daily Star

I love crabs. I love to catch them, tie their large nippers, and eat them. I've learned a lot about the large mud crabs from the Sundarbans by watching crab fishermen. However, I visited a commercial crab farm recently, which has changed how I feel about ...

Fish from boats need immediate disposal to avoid rotting in Karnataka March 27, 2020   |  Source: Daiji World

Fish catches that have remained in about 200 boats moored at Malpe port need to be disposed within ten days. Otherwise, the worried fishermen say, that they will rot. They have no way to handle the fish catch because of coronavirus-induced lockdown. Each ...

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