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Assam: Nets, traps and hooks for fishing September 11, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line

Fishing is serious business and an age-old tradition in Assam, aided by a wide range of nets, traps and baits made of bamboo and cane. Assam’s natural wealth has given it many rivers, tributaries, wetlands (beel), swamps and ponds. This makes fishing an...

West Bengal: Hilsa fish farming resumes in Bhatar villages as part of Unlock 4 September 11, 2020   |  Source: Asia Net News

Bengalis have to wait to get the taste of sea Hilsa fish. Fishermen bring fish from the sea to the port. From there it is supplied to different parts of the state. People make a crowd in the markets to buy Hilsa fish. The cost of Hilsa is very high. There...

Karnataka: Beyond the blue waters by Udbhavi Balakrishna September 11, 2020   |  Source: NSOJ

The Mogaveera is a traditional fishing community, the members of which involve themselves in marine activities in and around coastal Karnataka, mainly the coasts of Mangalore and Udupi. Having practised the trade for many decades, many elders in these fam...

Bangladesh: Blockchain set for Bangladesh aquaculture launch by Rob Fletcher September 11, 2020   |  Source: The Fish Site

ByteAlly has partnered with the USAID initiative Feed the Future - Bangladesh Aquaculture and Nutrition Activity (BANA) for the trial, which aims to implement a blockchain-based system to trace the journey of a new high-yield carp variety from farm to pla...

Bangladesh: Blow for Bangladesh's female crab farmers as Covid stops exports by Kate Hodal September 11, 2020   |  Source: The Guardian

Female crab farmers in Bangladesh are struggling to feed their families after exports to China collapsed due to Covid-19, a charity has warned. Despite the crab harvesting season being in full swing in Mongla, southern Bangladesh, continued lockdown acros...

World News: World misses 2020 biodiversity goals: UN draft report says by Chloé Farand September 11, 2020   |  Source: Climate Change News

Over the last decade, governments have failed to meet any of the internationally agreed 2020 goals to halt plant and wildlife loss, according to a leaked UN draft report. A draft version of the fifth edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook, seen by Cli...

India: PM Modi to launch fisheries scheme, app for farmers managing livestock September 10, 2020   |  Source: India Today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will digitally launch a new fisheries scheme called the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) today. The PM will also inaugurate the e-Gopala App, a comprehensive breed improvement marketplace and information portal for...

West Bengal: Already struggling, Bangladeshi fishers cannot find hilsa in peak season by Rafiqul Islam Montu September 10, 2020   |  Source: Scroll In

“Half the season is gone. Where are the hilsa?” asked Abu Jaher, a 40-year-old fisher from Samraj in Bangladesh’s coastal district Bhola. “There was a 65-day ban on fishing,” he said. “Now it is over, the rivers have enough water, but hilsa is...

Manipur: Stop fishing activities September 10, 2020   |  Source: E-Pao

Every year, the Fisheries Department, Government of India holds a "Fishing Off" programme in the months of July, August and September to discourage fishing activities during the breeding season. The statement issued by the National Association of Fisherme...

Bangladesh: Floods wash away Tk 900cr fish by Sohel Parvez September 10, 2020   |  Source: The Daily Star

Repeated floods since the end of June have washed away Tk 510 crore worth of fishes in the central, north and southern districts, according to the Department of Fisheries (DoF). The deluge submerged nearly 100,000 ponds and fish enclosures of 77,158 farme...

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