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World News: UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies call for human rights approach in fighting COVID-19 March 26, 2020   |  Source: OHCHR

The Chairpersons of the 10 UN Treaty Bodies* on Tuesday urged global leaders to ensure that human rights are respected in government measures to tackle the public health threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Only by including all people in COVID-19 st...

NPSSFW(I) Advisory to Fish Workers on Precaution and Protection from Corona Virus March 26, 2020   |  Source : DMF West Bengal

Fish worker community is a community with major number of migrants to other occupations and areas. As such this community should be very vigilant about its members coming home from outside and possible contraction of infection. All the general instruction...

Overfishing drives West Bengal’s hilsa fishers fp the creek by Tanmoy Bhaduri March 26, 2020   |  Source: The Quint

On the eve of Maghi Purnima, while marine fishers were preparing for Ganga puja at West Bengal’s Sagar Island, everyone was talking with a sense of foreboding. Abdar Mallik, secretary of Sagar Marine Matsya Khuti Cooperative Society, said, “Bajar bhal...

A Paraparaumu Beach based international non-profit organisation is improving and empowering Bangladeshi fishing communities by David Haxton March 26, 2020   |  Source: Kapiti News

A Paraparaumu Beach based international non-profit organisation is improving and empowering Bangladeshi fishing communities. FISH Safety Foundation, which is dedicated to promoting safety in the fishing industry around the world, has launched re-FISH. ...

Customs cracks down on fishing boats with Chinese tracking devices in Kerala by Toby Antony March 26, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

To ensure the security of the coastline and prevent smuggling activities through the sea route, the Customs has launched a crackdown on fishing vessels operating from Kerala shores using China-made Automatic Identification System-tracking devices which ar...

Income in ruins, fishers call for famine package in Kerala by K. A. Martin March 26, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Selling the catch is a problem in the wake of restrictions imposed in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak. Representatives of over seven lakh people directly depending on fishing activities in the State have called for a “fish famine package” and more clari...

Livelihood of fishermen under threat in Bangladesh by S Dilip Roy March 26, 2020   |  Source: The Daily Star

Hundreds of fishermen in Kurigram and Lalmonirhat are going through hard times as fish stocks in the Brahmaputra and Teesta rivers have drastically decreased over the years. With their traditional livelihood failing to provide for their families, many fis...

Odisha's fishermen in distress amid corona scare by Jonita Singh March 26, 2020   |  Source: WINK Report

The worldwide coronavirus scare and subsequent government measures to tackle the situation have affected the livelihood of thousands of fishermen at Penthakata here. At least 10,000 families of Penthakata usually depend upon fishing activities in the sea ...

Gujarat: Disruptions in labour and trading – fishing industry comes to a halt March 26, 2020   |  Source: The Indian Express

The multi-billion fishing industry, which employs around 3.5 lakh people in the state of Gujarat, has come to a grinding halt as traders and processors are facing labour shortage and transportation issues, following restrictions imposed due to the novel c...

Sri Lanka: No fishing, transport restrictions for fishermen March 26, 2020   |  Source: Daily News LK

The Ceylon Fisheries Corporation has accelerated the purchasing of fish from fishermen, the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Ministry said today, It said a programme to buy fish from the owners of fishing vessels commenced at Dickovita Fisheries Harbour on...

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