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West Bengal: National Platform for Small Scale Fish Workers (Inland) NPSSFW(I) Submits Comments on Draft NFDB Bill 2019 Grave Concerns & Objections Raised to Protect Livelihood Interests of Small Scale Fisher People January 06, 2020   |  Source : DMF West Bengal

National Platform for Small Scale Fish Workers (Inland) has, in its submission on the Draft NFDB Bill 2019, first and foremost raised objections to the manner of circulation of the draft bill that denies the small scale fishing communities their rights to...

Andhra Pradesh: Bandar Fishing Harbour to be developed soon, govt directs officials to prepare DPR January 02, 2020   |  Source: The Hans India

The AP government has been in a rush to develop a decorative harbour at Bandar over the past few years to provide state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure with international standards. For this, Rs. 280 crore would be required. There are often sand ...

Bangladesh: Worker safety is still far from reality in Bangladesh January 02, 2020   |  Source: New Age BD

Workplace accidents along with labour unrest have been reported all the year round despite repeated assurances by the government to improve worker rights and safety. A Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies report comes up with the figure of the death of ...

India: Fish meal and fish oil industries pose threat to the fishing sector in India by Haritha John January 02, 2020   |  Source: Mongabay

Tonnes of fish being used through unsustainable fishing by the fish meal and fish oil (FMFO) industries which supply feed to global aquaculture chains is wreaking havoc on fish stocks. The FMFO industry was considered a solace for fishermen as they bought...

India: A persisting variance: On sustainable goals index January 02, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

On sustainable goals index The NITI Aayog’s Sustainable Development Goals Index for 2019, released on Monday, does not reveal any surprising information. The South’s Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka are joined by Himachal Pr...

Tamil Nadu: Seawater intrusion seen north of Chennai January 02, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

The coastline north of Chennai is the worst affected along the country’s east coast, with a stretch of nearly 14 km experiencing seawater intrusion. Owing to seawater incursion, groundwater quality between Ennore and Ponneri has deteriorated, according ...

India: Kerala tops SDG index; Bihar at last rank January 02, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Kerala tops states in progress towards UN Sustainable Development Goals, while Bihar is at the bottom of Niti Aayog's SDG Index, released on Monday. Himachal Pradesh and Sikkim have joined all the southern states in the top tier of front runners who score...

Kerala: Meet to discuss fisheries laws, climate change January 02, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Fisheries resource depletion, climate change, and new laws governing marine and inland fisheries will figure prominently in a two-day seminar being organised here at the end of January by the unions under the Kerala Fisheries Coordination Committee. Ch...

Daman and Diu: Fishing community left homeless for tourist development December 31, 2019   |  Source: Maritime Executive

Members of the fishing community in Daman, whose families have fished there for generations, claim their land was confiscated without consultation. Many vulnerable people in the region have been left homeless. They cannot afford to take legal action. Many...

Pakistan: Deep in troubled waters, coastal people continue to catch anguish December 31, 2019   |  Source: The News International

When fishermen at Kharo Chhan jetty, loading fishing gear and rations on the vessel before moving to the open sea, look up in the sky, they are filled with a premonition as biting cold and strong south-east winds are not a good omen. It was another unfort...

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