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India: CMFRI plans aquaculture start-ups March 27, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line  | Copyright: 2017, The Hindu Business Line

To attract youngsters to aqua-farming practices, the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) will promote start-ups in aquaculture.CMFRI’s capacity enhancement training will provide technical support to budding entrepreneurs. The Ernakulam K...

Andhra Pradesh: AP gears up to implement fishing ban from April 14 by T. Appala Naidu March 27, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The annual 61-day fishing ban in the Bay of Bengal will come into force from April 15 in Andhra Pradesh, ensuring a safe breeding season for various species.The ban restricts venturing into the sea for fishing by mechanised and motor boats from the midnig...

Kerala: Experts call for steps to curb juvenile fishing March 27, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Experts at a seminar here highlighted steps to curb juvenile fishing, which had led to serious erosion of resources. The seminar was organised by the Society of Fisheries Technologists (India) and ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology on Saturday...

Pakistan: 100 India fishermen arrested by Pakistan off Gujarat coast March 27, 2017   |  Source: DNA India  | Copyright: 2017 Diligent Media Corporation Ltd.

More than 100 Indian fishermen were arrested and 19 of their boats seized today by Pakistan for allegedly fishing in their territorial waters off Gujarat coast, Pakistani officials and a fishermen association in India said.Pakistan Maritime Security Agenc...

Maharashtra: SDO grants fringe villagers fishing rights inside Pench by Vijay Pinjarkar March 27, 2017   |  Source: The Times of India

In a move that will hit tiger conservation hard, the Ramtek sub-divisional officer (SDO) has allowed fishing rights in Totladoh reservoir, inside Pench Tiger Reserve (PTR), to Wadamba (Rayatwari) village, which is on the fringes of the park. Wildlife expe...

India: Pollution, climate change affecting everyone: Rajnath Singh March 27, 2017   |  Source: The Indian Express

Pollution and climate change are adversely affecting people of all age groups and these are also going to have a serious impact in the future, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said. Addressing the valedictory session at the NGT World Environment Conferen...

Goa: Relief for traditional fishermen March 27, 2017   |  Source: Herald

The State government is planning to give relief to traditional fishermen during the offseason when fishermen, who are totally dependent on fishing for their livelihood, are unable to venture to sea for fishing. “Government will address this issue by ...

India: The Andhra flavour in Gujarat’s fish March 27, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

Shaik Navab Jani, 32, is busy cooking rice and fish on a 15-metre mid-sized mechanised fishing trawler anchored at the harbour in Veraval. The coastal town in Gujarat is considered to be one of the biggest fishing and seafood hubs in western India with mo...

West Bengal: Prepare Sunderbans CRZ map in three months: NGT by Jayanta Gupta March 24, 2017   |  Source: The Times of India

The national green tribunal's (NGT) eastern zone bench on Wednesday directed the West Bengal State coastal zone management authority (WBSCZMA) to prepare the coastal regulation zone map for the Sunderbans within three months. While the Sunderbans came und...

Nagaland: Fish feeds distributed to beneficiaries in Longleng March 24, 2017   |  Source: Nagaland Post

Towards an aim to boost beneficiaries of fish cultivation in the district, more than hundred beneficiaries was given floating fish feeds by fishery department. The feeds were handed over by the director of Fisheries, Kevisa Kense, at Longleng office prem...

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