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Pakistan’s frozen fish exports to China increased 83.70% March 25, 2020   |  Source: The Express Tribune

The friendship between Pakistan and China has grown stronger and stronger due to the difficult time that both the countries have gone through previously, said Pakistan’s Ambassador to China Naghmana Hashmi during an interview with China Economic Net (CE...

Fishing activities allowed for 12 hours today in Sri Lanka March 25, 2020   |  Source: News First LK

The Ministry of Fisheries says that fishermen will be permitted to engage in fishing activities from 6 am to 6 pm today (March 24). The ministry said that this decision was reached following discussions with the Sri Lanka Navy.

Karnataka: Deep sea fishing in three districts banned till further orders March 25, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Marine fish may cost more in the coming days as the government has prohibited deep sea fishing across the State’s coastline from Monday till further orders to prevent assembly of large gatherings at Dhakkes (fish landing points) in view of COVID-19. The...

Severe shock to trawlers as exports slump in Kerala by Navamy Sudhish March 25, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

They set out for the sea from a bustling harbour, but several deep-sea trawlers that returned to Neendakara on Tuesday had to dock under most unusual circumstances. With auctions banned and a State-wide lockdown, many of them had to abandon their catch of...

Kerala government new system to replace auctions in harbours by Navamy Sudhish March 25, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Given the COVID-19 scenario in the State, the Fisheries Department has decided to replace open auctions in fishing harbours with a new system, Fisheries Minister J. Mercykutty Amma said on Monday. The new arrangement is meant to avoid crowds at the harbou...

No impact of Covid-19 on marine exports in Andhra Pradesh: Minister by Samdani MN March 25, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

Covid-19 has not impacted export of marine products from the state, said fisheries minister Mopidevi Venkata Ramanarao on Monday and warned of serious consequences against those who exploit aquafarmers by spreading false information. Speaking to report...

Fish workers not to venture into sea till March 31 in India March 25, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line

Fishing boat owners, traditional vessel operators in the State have decided not to venture into the sea till March 31. Apart from the depleting fish catch, health concerns of fisher-folk, the curbs imposed on public gathering due to virus scare has made i...

900 Indian fishermen stranded in Iran on verge of starvation March 25, 2020   |  Source: New Kerala

However, no step has been taken by the government in this direction so far. Of the fishermen stranded in Iran, 700 are from Kanyakumari district in Tamil Nadu. 200 of these fishermen are safe from coronavirus but are not getting minimum food to survive wh...

Karnataka: The fishermen are responsible for their own transport, the fish should be cleared so that the place is not crowded March 25, 2020   |  Source: Daiji World

Deputy commissioner (DC) of the district G Jagadeesha, in the company of superintendent of police N Vishnuvardhan, inspected shops and grocery stores in the city and issued instructions wherever felt necessary. The DC paid a surprise visit to Big Bazar ov...

Relocate desal plant project site away from Gulf of Mannar in Tamil Nadu: MoEF by T.K. Rohit March 25, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

The Ministry of Environment and Forests’ Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) has directed the Tamil Nadu Water and Drainage Board (TWAD) to shift its project site for setting up a 60 MLD Sea and Brackish Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) plant in Ramanathapuram...

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