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Goa: Fish catch in state fell 40% in 2019: Economic Survey February 11, 2020   |  Source: The Navhind Times

Year 2019 was the worst ever for the fishing industry in the state with annual fish catch plunging nearly 40 per cent to 75,748 tons from 121,115 tons in the previous year, according to the Economic Survey 2019-20. The Survey disclosed that, annual catch ...

India: BEL to enhance Indian coastal surveillance system February 11, 2020   |  Source: Outlook India

The state-run Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) would strengthen the coastal surveillance system for the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) to heighten the country''s maritime security, an official said on Monday. "The coastal surveillance system will be enhanced with 3...

India: Centre to strive for making India top producer of seafood February 11, 2020   |  Source: Economic Times

The Centres will work together with all the stakeholders including the state governments to make India the primary producer of seafood globally from the fourth position it is occupying now Addressing the 22nd Indian International Seafood Show that conclud...

Kerala: New microbiology lab in Kochi to boost quality of seafood exports February 11, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

India’s efforts to achieve its ambitious goal of taking seafood exports to the next level got a major push on Sunday after the Marine Products Exports Development Authority (MPEDA) inaugurated its state-of-the-art microbiology laboratory at its headquar...

Sri Lanka: Kankesanthurai port to be developed February 11, 2020   |  Source: Eurasia Review

Sri Lanka’s Co-Cabinet Spokesperson, Plantation Industries and Export Agriculture Minister Dr. Ramesh Pathirana said that the Government has decided to implement an accelerated development project to upgrade the Kankesanthurai (KKS) Harbour as a main co...

Bangladesh: Experts for skilling coastal fishermen to tap potentials of marine fisheries February 11, 2020   |  Source: UNB

Experts at a programme here on Wednesday stressed the importance of developing the skills of the country’s 6.5 lakh coastal fishermen to tap the extraordinary potentials of Bangladesh’s blue economy. “We need to assess our marine resources and train...

Bangladesh: The fast disappearing fishing carnival by Nilratan Halde February 11, 2020   |  Source: The Financial Express

This is the season of fishing carnival. In large parts of plain lands in this country, mass fishing gets going right from Poush and Magh on the Bangla calendar. Once the carnival continued up to Chaitra and Baishakh depending on the altitude of the area c...

Manipur: Loktak Lake chokes from a catastrophic project flagged off 50 years ago February 11, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

At 2.00 a.m., I wake up to the makings of a disaster; the lake is rising beneath me as rain charges down like a mob spiralling out of control. I am separated from the lake only by a tent resting on a mat of bamboo poles over a phumdi (an organic mass floa...

Tamil Nadu: Plea to protect the livelihood of local fishermen February 11, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

The Thanjavur District Mechanised Vessel Fishermen Association has called upon the Fisheries Department to ensure that the livelihood of local fishermen were not affected by the activities of fishermen of neighbouring coastal districts. At a meeting held ...

Maldives: President discusses tariffs placed on Maldives' fish exports to Europe February 10, 2020   |  Source: AVAS

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Sunday discussed the current tariffs placed on Maldives’ fish exports to European Union (EU). During a meeting held with Paola Pampaloni, the Deputy Managing Director for Asia and Pacific Department at the European Ext...

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