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Myanmar: Unemployment among fisher communities was reported to the extent of 70% September 14, 2020   |  Source: Mizzima

A rapid assessment study showed that more than 80% of household in study villages subjectively anticipated that the community may need relief food, cash assistance, livestock, and emergency agriculture assistance in one to three month’s time if COVID-19...

Kerala: Matsya Sampada Yojana fails to cheer fishermen by V Sajeev Kumar September 14, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line

The ?20,000-crore package under PM Matsya Sampada Yojana has failed to bring cheers to Kerala’s fisher-folk, as they view the announcement as a “political gimmick eyeing the ensuing Bihar polls”. Charles George, president of the Kerala Matsya Thozhi...

Kerala: Caged aquaculture project to be launched in Banasura Sagar reservoir by E.M. Manoj September 14, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

The Fisheries Department is gearing up to launch a caged aquaculture project to tap the potential of inland fisheries in the Banasura Sagar reservoir of the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) at Padinharethara in Wayanad district. Fisheries Minister J....

Odisha: Announces Rs 300 crore package for flood-hit farmers September 14, 2020   |  Source: Hindustan Times

Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced a special package of Rs 300 crore in livelihood support for the flood affected farmers. The flood in the Brahmani and Mahanadi river system in August had affected 1.4 million people in the state and left 2...

West Bengal: Diesel price hits trawl for hilsa by Snehamoy Chakraborty September 14, 2020   |  Source: Telegraph India

Fishermen’s associations in South 24-Parganas and East Midnapore are citing the hike in diesel prices as the chief cause for a “notably low” hilsa yield this year, the claim coming in the wake of scores of fishermen either ending their catching seas...

Karnataka: 24 Fishermen Rescued Off Karnataka Coast As Heavy Rain Batters State by Stela Dey September 14, 2020   |  Source: NDTV

Twenty-four fishermen stranded at sea due to heavy rainfall were rescued by the Indian Coast Guard today off the Karnataka coast. The fishing boat called IFB Qamrul Bahar was stranded 15 nautical miles off the Karnataka coast when the Kasturba Gandhi ship...

Telangana: Will soon be hub for fisheries’ September 11, 2020   |  Source: Telangana Today

Medak MP Kotha Prabhakar Reddy said that Telangana would emerge as a fisheries exporting State as the government has been releasing fishlings into all the water bodies besides filling minor irrigation tanks with Godavari water. Prabhakar Reddy said that T...

Maldives: Yellowfin Tuna prices drop by 30% amid COVID-19: Big Fish Maldives by Ahmed Aiham September 11, 2020   |  Source: The Edition

Local fisheries company Big Fish Maldives, on Thursday, expressed concern over a drop in Yellowfin Tuna prices by 30 percent due to the COVID-19 pandemic, adding that local medias have falsely reported on the price since July. According to the company, di...

Goa: Collector acts tough, says fish sales only if norms followed September 11, 2020   |  Source: Herald

Three days after the Corporation of City of Panaji (CCP) Mayor complained about violation of social distancing norms at Caranzalem beach during fish sales, the North Goa collector has warned the fishermen that the fish sales would be allowed only if socia...

Tamil Nadu: Fishermen urged to refrain from crossing IMBL September 11, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

The Ramanathapuram district administration has urged fishermen from the district to refrain from crossing the international maritime boundary line (IMBL). District collector K Veera Raghava Rao appealed to them during a meeting held on Wednesday. He sa...

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