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Sitharaman announces Rs.1.7 trillion package for the poor hit by the lockdown in India by Asit Ranjan Mishra March 30, 2020   |  Source: Live Mint

India rolled out a Rs.1.7 trillion relief package, amounting to about 1% of its gross domestic product, marking an aggressive attempt to limit the economic damage caused by the coronavirus outbreak and tackle the loss of livelihood of millions of poor hit...

China extends US$500mn to Sri Lanka in Covid-19 support March 30, 2020   |  Source: GTR Review

The Sri Lankan government has signed a US$500mn deal with China Development Bank to help the country better mitigate the financial impact of Covid-19, as it continues to struggle with fiscal debt. The facility has “concessional terms on both interest an...

Over 100 migrant workers from State stranded in Goa March 30, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Over 100 migrant labourers from Kallakurichi district, who were working at an ice factory in the Malim Fisheries Cooperative in Goa, are now stranded there, unable to return to their home towns as a result of the 21-day nationwide lockdown to contain the ...

Lockdown could have long-lasting impact on fishing industry in Karnataka March 30, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

The forced fishing holiday due to the 21-day lockdown will have a long-lasting impact on the fishing industry which is already dented by lesser catch this year. With investments already made, extension of the lockdown could end the fishing season. Fisherm...

Coastal villages under the scanner in Andhra Pradesh March 30, 2020   |  Source: The Hans India

Coastal fishermen villages in the district have come under the official scanner. Fishermen from coastal villages under Itchapuram, Sompeta, Vajrapukotturu, Santhabommali, Polaki, Gara, Srikakulam rural and Etcherla mandals are migrating to Gujarat, Mahara...

Indian fishermen stranded in Iran due to global shutdown by M. Kalyanaraman March 30, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Among the over 250 Indians stranded in coronavirus-hit Iran are fishermen and seafarers. Many of these seafarers are trainee ratings, who have been marooned in boats abandoned by the owners in ports such as Khorramshahr, Bandar Mahshahr and Bushehr. The I...

Fishing communities risk crocodile attacks in the Ayeyarwady delta in Myanmar March 30, 2020   |  Source: Frontier Myanmar

only the sound of the boat’s engine could be heard as the vessel glided along the creek on a night so dark that the four men aboard could barely see each other. They were too excited to speak. Two of the men in the boat were using torches to peer into t...

World News: MSC to end certification of fishing vessels engaged in compartmentalization by 2023 March 27, 2020   |  Source: Seafood Source

Fishing vessels certified by the Marine Stewardship Council will no longer be able to target a stock using non-certified fishing practices, beginning in 2023. The MSC had been criticized for allowing “compartmentalization,” the practice of fishing ves...

Fishing banned in Karnataka March 27, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

The Uttara Kannada district administration has banned fishing, fish farming activities and sale of fish till further notice. The order by deputy director of fisheries department in Karwar stated that fishing activities lead to the congregation of people a...

Centre relaxes import of L. Vannamei to Chennai’s Aquatic Quarantine Facility by Rajulapudi Srinivas March 27, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Decision will help aqua farmers in A.P., Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Gujarat in the wake of COVID-19: MPEDA Chairman K. S. Srinivas. Relaxation in rules for import of shrimp brood stock to the Aquatic Quarantine Facility (AQF), at Chennai, will help the aquac...

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