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Bangladesh: Hilsa abundant during off-season February 23, 2017   |  Source: Prothom Alo

Hilsa, arguably the most delicious fish in Bangladesh, is being caught abundantly in coastal rivers though it is an off-season for such huge catches.This off-season practice has been prevalent for the past 2-3 years as fishermen embark on catching hilsa u...

Manipur: Manipur woman traders want their shops repaired soon February 23, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The politics in poll-bound Manipur may revolve around the economic blockade, but women traders of Mother’s Market here want their shops damaged in an earthquake a year ago to be repaired soon.For empowermentMother’s Market or ‘Ima Kheitel’ in Mani...

Odisha: Jamir said that Odisha Fisheries Policy, 2015 was being implemented to double fish production in the state in five years February 23, 2017   |  Source: DNA India

implemented to double fish production in the state in five years. Sea food export touched Rs 1791.81 crore during 2015-16 and the state government had set a target of Rs 20,000 crore worth export in coming years.He said during 2017-18 average milk product...

Goa: Traditional fishermen wary about tourism sheds on Goa beaches February 23, 2017   |  Source: Daiji World

State government has come to the rescue of Goa’s traditional fishing industry that is wedged between tourism and modernization of its trade. State Fisheries Department has issued advisory to the Goa Tourism department to segregate the fishing boats from...

Tamil Nadu: New housing scheme for fishermen February 23, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The South Asian Fishermen Fraternity (SAFF) has welcomed the State government’s announcement on a separate housing scheme for fishermen. General Secretary of SAFF Fr. Churchil thanked the government’s gesture on construction of 5,000 individual houses...

Goa: Helipad, other illegalities in CRZ costs builder Rs 5cr by Paul Fernandes February 22, 2017   |  Source: The Times of India

A hotel/resort owner involved in alleged illegalities, including construction of a helipad in CRZ area near the Chapora fort, a protected monument, has deposited Rs 5 crore with the state government for restoration and restitution work. A complaint was f...

Tamil Nadu: Indian fishermen chased away, fishing nets snapped by Sri Lankan Navy February 22, 2017   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Sri Lankan Naval personnel allegedly chased away nearly 3,000 fishermen from Tamil Nadu off Katchatheevu islet and snapped fishing nets of 40 mechanised boats. The Lankan Naval personnel cut the nets and chased away the fishermen on charges of entering th...

Sri Lanka: Govt aims to increase fisheries exports to USD 1.3 billion by 2020; Amaraweera February 22, 2017   |  Source: The Sunday Times

The government has initiated projects locally to develop fisheries sector with a long term objective to increase fish exports income to USD 1.3 billion by 2020 and further improve it to USD 05 billion by 2030." Fisheries Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said. ...

Pakistan: Reduced fishing could generate additional US$83 b revenue February 22, 2017   |  Source: Pakistan Today

Fishing less, and better, could generate an additional $83 billion each year for the fisheries sector, creating a much-needed revenue stream in developing countries and improving global food security, according to a new World Bank Group report issued from...

Tamil Nadu: One lakh fishermen affected, government tells National Green Tribunal by S V Krishna Chaitanya February 22, 2017   |  Source: The New Indian Express

The Tamil Nadu government on Monday revealed that around one lakh fishermen have been affected following the oil spill on January 28 near Ennore. The submission was made before the southern bench of National Green Tribunal (NGT) which has directed the Dir...

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