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Andhra Pradesh: Is fishing ban a curse for fisherfolk? April 28, 2017   |  Source: The Hans India

Conservation might be good for marine life and those who mint money from it. But it became a curse to the thousands of workers who have been depending on it for their livelihood. As a part of the policy, the government imposed conservation for a period of...

India: CMFRI succeeds in seed production of food fish by V. SAJEEV KUMAR April 28, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line

The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has successfully developed the seed production technology of a food fish, a marine ornamental fish and a marine ornamental shrimp which are commercially important and high value species in the export...

Bangladesh: Fishermen's boat, net torched 'for extortion' April 28, 2017   |  Source: The Daily Star

Unknown assailants torched a fishing boat and 400 meters of fishing net -- a tool for the livelihood of some 15 Hindu families of fishermen -- at Arani of Bagha upazila in Rajshahi yesterday. Brindabon Haldar and fishermen in his group had anchored their ...

India and Sri Lanka: MoU signed on cooperation on economic project April 28, 2017   |  Source: BD News24

India and Sri Lanka have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on “Cooperation in Economic Projects” during the on-going visit of the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to India. Wickremesinghe and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Mod...

Tamil Nadu: Fishermen affected by Chennai oil spill incident to submit claim forms in two weeks by SV Krishna Chaitanya April 28, 2017   |  Source: The New Indian Express

The southern bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked the fishermen societies to submit the claim forms within the next two weeks to the fisheries department along with the supporting documents. The counsel for petitioner KR Selvaraj Kumar of ...

Odisha: WAPCOS moots measures for Bindusagar conservation April 28, 2017   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Water and Power Consultancy Services Limited (WAPCOS), a consultancy organisation and PSU under the Ministry of Water Resources, has suggested several measures for rejuvenation and conservation of Bindusagar lake and its five periphery tanks in the State ...

Uttarakhand: Save the Ganga, Sully the Ganga by Nachiket Kelkar April 28, 2017   |  Source: The Indian Express

On March 20, the Uttarakhand High Court declared the Ganga river as a “legal person”, creating many hopes, but also leading to many complex questions. What does the declaration mean? How could one now use this opportunity to empathise with the pains a...

Kerala: Kerala fishermen ride on radio waves April 28, 2017   |  Source: Pune Mirror

Fishermen risk their lives daily, getting us our precious catch. They have no option but to venture deeper into the heart of the sea on small boats, when fish stocks take a hit due to overfishing and climate change. Their flimsy vessels are prone to accid...

Pakistan: New economic development model to be created for Gwadar port: COPHC April 28, 2017   |  Source: Pakistan Observer

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) China Overseas Ports Holding Company Limited (COPHC), Zhang Baozhong has said compared to other conventional projects, the Gwadar port is a systematic one covering not only operations, but also the development of...

India: India urges Sri Lanka of cooperation for humanitarian treatment of fishermen April 27, 2017   |  Source: Business Standard

India on Wednesday requested continued cooperation of the Government of Sri Lanka for humanitarian treatment of Indian fishermen, without resorting to force under any circumstances. Both India and Sri Lanka welcomed the meeting of the Joint Working Group ...

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