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West Bengal: 5 fishermen abducted from Sundarbans March 24, 2017   |  Source: Business News 24 BD

Fishermen were again abducted by forest robbers from the Sundarbans. At least five fishermen were abducted by a forest robber gang named Robiul Bahini from the river Mathabhanga, goalkhali area in Shyamnagar upazila of Satkhira district adjacent to the Su...

Pakistan: Pakistan’s seafood industry March 24, 2017   |  Source: Business Mirror

With a coastline of about 814 kilometer and inland water bodies’ cumulative area of 8 million hectares, Pakistan’s Fishery and Fishing Industry plays a significant part in the national economy. Pakistani seafood has a significant export potential, est...

Odisha: Naveen asks Centre for Mahanadi river mouth dredging March 24, 2017   |  Source: Odisha TV

While BJD continues to be locked in a war of words with BJP-led Chhattisgarh government on Mahanadi river water-sharing, Odisha government today stepped up its demand for dredging of Mahanadi river mouth by dashing off a petition to the Centre. Even as th...

Odisha: Rising pollution level hits fish catch in Sonepur dist March 24, 2017   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Fresh water fish population is gradually declining in the rivers Mahanadi, Ong and Suktel flowing through the district. Increase in pollution of river water and presence of toxic waste have been affecting aquatic life. To add to the problems, fishermen a...

India: Environment Ministry to Bend Over Backwards to Whitelist Illicit Projects by MANJU MENON AND KANCHI KOHLI March 23, 2017   |  Source: The Wire

On March 14, 2017, the environment ministry issued a notification that is a remarkable show of partisan support to projects that have been illegally operating without environmental approvals. The document lays out a process by which illegal industrial uni...

Myanmar: Myanmar receives $7 bn foreign investment in FY 2016-17 by Khine Kyaw March 23, 2017   |  Source: Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar will have received nearly US$7 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) when its current fiscal year ends on March 31, surpassing its target of $6 billion, said Aung Naing Oo, secretary of the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) and director-gen...

Tamil Nadu: Longliner plan in deep sea as Centre yet to approve harbours for docking March 23, 2017   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Five deep sea longliners are fast getting ready and dozens more are in the pipeline, but the State government’s hope to reduce the tension among the fishing community in Tamil Nadu and neighbouring Sri Lanka by encouraging deep sea fishing is hanging in...

Andhra Pradesh: Concerted effort required to tap potential in fisheries, aquaculture March 23, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

With the global fish production expected to increase by 40-60 million tonnes by 2050, former Director General of World Fish Centre (Malaysia) M. Vijay Gupta called for concerted efforts between the government departments and educational institutions to ca...

Assam: Call to tap resources to enhance State’s fish output March 23, 2017   |  Source: Assam Tribune

A daylong conference on the Fisheries Mission under Chief Minister’s Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana was held yesterday at the Assam Administrative Staff College, Khanapara. In his welcome address Principal Secretary to the Government of Assam MC Jauhari ...

Andhra Pradesh: Stop destroying mangroves, says former IAS officer March 23, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

Former IAS officer and social activist E.A.S. Sarma has asked the district administration to take steps to stop destruction of mangrove plantations in the Visakhapatnam Port-HPCL-Airport region. Writes to Collector In a letter to Collector Pravin Ku...

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