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Pakistan: Sindh ramps up efforts to achieve farm sector sustainability by Mohammad Hussain Khan December 31, 2019   |  Source: Dawn

GROWTH in the agriculture sector needs to be sustainable for a better performance. Sindh seems to be inching towards achieving goals for sustainability in the farm sector. However, the process remains slow even after the devolution of power to provinces u...

Bangladesh: Fishing havens turning into dead zones December 31, 2019   |  Source: The Daily Star

The government needs to create a comprehensive maritime policy, experts at a roundtable at the The Daily Star Centre said yesterday. This is especially crucial in the face of climate change, said Dr Lailufar Yasmin, professor of International Relations at...

Odisha: Early forecast comes in handy for this Odisha fisherman December 31, 2019   |  Source: Odisha Bytes

Shyam Mohapatra, a traditional fisherman from Chandrabhaga Nolia Sahi under Konark NAC in Puri district is a happy man. He saw a jump in his catch as well as a rise in income, thanks to a mobile-based information service on fishing. “We were worried abo...

Maharashtra: To become third state to take measures to curb overfishing by Sanjana Bhalerao December 31, 2019   |  Source: The Indian Express

In a move to curb overfishing of juvenile fish, Maharashtra’s fisheries department has asked the government to notify the minimum landing/legal size (MLS) for 58 commercially important fish species in the state. The MLS is the size at which a particular...

Telangana: Fisheries scheme fails to deliver goods December 31, 2019   |  Source: The Hans India

There are many government welfare schemes for the progress of the poor. Unfortunately, these schemes are not reaching the poor but are reportedly siphoned away by some miscreants. As part of National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, the State government to...

World News: A new organization - IFO - could boost fishing vessel safety December 31, 2019   |  Source: Maritime Executive

Although the IMO, ILO and FAO support and promote ratification and implementation of the Cape Town Agreement (2012) to enhance fishing vessel safety and reduce the loss of life, the fishing profession is still considered one of the most dangerous professi...

Pakistan: Villages in Sindh light up with solar power December 30, 2019   |  Source: Geo TV

Sabhagi Dablo rushes me to the courtyard of her mud brick home. There, she proudly points towards a large blue and white panel that sticks out rather awkwardly from its surrounding. “I sold my goat and bought a solar panel,” the mother of six explains...

West Bengal: What ails the tribals of Sunderbans? by Jayanta Basu December 30, 2019   |  Source: Telegrap India

An unusual ladies’ group discussion was in progress. Several tribal women between 18 and 80 years of age were gathered in a mud hut in Tipligheri village of the Sunderbans in West Bengal. They were discussing how most of them had lost their husbands to ...

Myanmar: The Moken of Langan Island are struggling to protect their fishing rights by Hein Thar and Ben Dunant December 30, 2019   |  Source: Frontier Myanmar

Ko Babu stands on the sandy shore of Langan Island, watching the slowly moving boats. His workers, in small dugout canoes rowed by one person, are ferrying supplies that include cooking utensils, fuel and bags of various sizes to a large vessel moored fur...

Sri Lanka: Spearfishing Ukrainian national arrested in Sri Lanka December 30, 2019   |  Source: Colombo page

Officers of Sri Lanka's Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Department have arrested a foreign national for spearfishing in the southern seas of the island. After the suspect, identified as a Ukrainian national, admitted the offense when he was produced in co...

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