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West Bengal: Eco fish tourism to enable tourists to catch fish and have it cooked too April 27, 2017   |  Source: Web India 123

The Fisheries Department of the West Bengal Government is all set to introduce a new concept eco fish tourism. As the name implies, it would combine relishing the fish as well as the environment a mouth-watering mlange to look forward to. State Fisheries ...

Sri Lanka: The Ocean Conference: Challenges & Opportunities for Sri Lanka by Palitha Kohona April 27, 2017   |  Source: IND Indepth News

The oceans have now become a central focus of a range of discussions in UN bodies involving a number of major UN initiatives, including those relating to the SDGs and climate change. While it is easy to get ensnared in the confusion of the UN's myriad pol...

India: Frozen fish to tinned tuna: India’s appetite for processed seafood is about to take off April 27, 2017   |  Source: Quartz

India has a coastline that extends over 8,000 km, so it’s no surprise that the country is one of the world’s biggest fish producers and a top exporter of fish and fish products. In 2014, India’s total production, which includes marine and inland cat...

Andhra Pradesh: Andhra fishing ban triggers migration from villages April 27, 2017   |  Source: The New Indian Express

The annual 61-day ban on fishing by mechanised boats has triggered migration of fishermen from the coastal villages in Srikakulam district. With lack of alternative livelihood options, the fisher-folks have started migrating to various cities, looking for...

Kerala: No more realty woes for fisherfolk as Coastal Regulation Zone is all set for a sea change by Biju E Paul April 27, 2017   |  Source: The New Indian Express

The coast will be clear finally bringing cheer to lakhs of fisherfolk in the state. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) will issue an ordinance next month to amend the much-debated 2011 Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) notificatio...

Kerala: Traditional fishermen to stage agitation demanding Vypeen-Goshreepuram Fishing Harbour maintenance April 27, 2017   |  Source: The New Indian Express

The district committee meeting of the Kerala Traditional Fishermen Samithi has decided to lay siege to the Vallarpadam Container Terminal road on May 20, demanding the maintenance of the Vypeen-Goshreepuram Fishing Harbour Road. The meeting held on Monday...

Tamil Nadu: Even now, Chennai's oil spill incident in January can affect larvae and juvenile fish by SV Krishna Chaitanya April 27, 2017   |  Source: The New Indian Express

The Chennai oil spill disaster is still unfolding. Though the issue with its massive ramifications has gone out of focus due to dramatic political developments in the State, the environmental damage it has caused and future threats it poses can’t be dis...

Tamil Nadu: High Tide Line out of limits for several ecologically sensitive areas in Tamil Nadu by SV Krishna Chaitanya April 27, 2017   |  Source: The New Indian Express

In what might be a major error, the National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM) has allegedly left out large tracts of ecologically sensitive and tide-influenced wetlands in the state from within the boundary of the new High Tide Line (HTL)...

Goa: Vijai served ultimatum over fish market April 27, 2017   |  Source: Herald

Goans for Goa (GFG) on Tuesday has given a 10 day ultimatum to Minister Vijai Sardesai to make an attempt to take immediate steps to restore some sense of hygiene at the wholesale fish market in Margao failing which people of Goa shall be forced to gather...

Pakistan: Net loss: How illegal trawling is hurting fishermen and marine life by Shah Meer Baloch April 26, 2017   |  Source: Herald

Fishermen in Pasni are furious. They seem ready to do anything to stop private trawlers from fishing in their coastal waters. Niaz Muhammad, an assistant director of the Balochistan Fisheries Department, learnt that the hard way when an angry fisherman sl...

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