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India: Arsenic: Lurking in the shadows across Ganga, Brahmaputra basins by Simran Sumbre, Trinayani Sen February 12, 2020   |  Source: Down to Earth

Arseic contamination in groundwater is one of the most crippling issues in the drinking water scenario of India. According to the latest report of the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), 21 states across the country have pockets with arsenic levels higher ...

Tamil Nadu: Artificial reefs breathe new life for Tamil Nadu’s fishing communities February 12, 2020   |  Source: India Mongabay

Reefs do not come to mind when one thinks of India’s coastline as coral reef establishments are limited to the waters around the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Palk Bay and the Gulf of Mannar. However, when fishermen from Poompuhar, Tamil Nad...

Pakistan: Interaction of offshore oil and gas and deep sea mining industries with fisheries by Alifiya Aun Ali February 12, 2020   |  Source: Pakistan Observer

Energy demand is increasing year after year, for this reason, oil and gas companies due to the increasing depletion of resources and high rate of consumption because of fast-growing and ever-increasing population are increasing the number of exploratory s...

Myanmar: Illegal fishery and fishing raft operations result in human trafficking, says Dr. Aung Naing Oo February 12, 2020   |  Source: BNI Online

Illegal fishing industries and fishing rafts are the leading causes of human trafficking in Ye Township. Dr. Aung Naing Oo, the parliamentary representative for Chaungzone Township Constituency (1) during a presentation at the Mon State Hluttaw15th regula...

India: Fish production up 6.6 per cent to 134 lakh tonnes February 12, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line

Fish production in the country increased by 6.6 per cent to 134.22 lakh tonnes (lt) in 2018-19, as against 125.9 lt in 2017-18, as per provisional estimates, Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Giriraj Singh told the Lok Sabha on Tuesday...

Sri Lanka: Plastic garbage destroying country’s ocean bed, fish - NARA February 12, 2020   |  Source: Daily News

The environmental audit report released last month indicated that 50 percent of Sri Lanka’s ocean bed has been polluted due to accumulation of garbage. The report made this revelation citing research results conducted by the National Aquatic Resources R...

Karnataka:Closing the Enforcement Gap: A community led groundtruthing of the expansion of a National Highway Project in Uttara Kannada February 12, 2020   |  Source: CPR India

Linear projects like highways have the potential of changing existing land use across long distances. These changes are not limited only to the stretch, which allows transportation of vehicles. The effects of construction are also visible on both sides of...

Odisha: Rain cloud on Odisha fishermen’s hopes February 11, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Inclement weather, coupled with untimely rain, has forced a large number of fishermen to anchor their boats at fishing harbours in the coastal districts of Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur during the peak season. A large fleet of fishing boats has been anchor...

Goa: In 2019-20, five vessels seized for illegal fishing February 11, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

A total of five fishing boats from neighbouring states were impounded in the financial year 2019-20 for illegally fishing in Goa’s territorial waters and the exclusive economic zone. The exclusive economic zone comes under the jurisdiction of the govern...

Gujarat: Government seeks Rs 1,355 crore for new fishing harbours February 11, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

The Gujarat government has sought a sum of Rs 1,355 crore in grants or soft loan under the PM’s blue revolution scheme meant for enhancing fishing production. The state government expects a sizeable increase in fish production by investing in fishing in...

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Years in Support of Small Scale Fishworkers (1986 - 2018)