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Bangladesh: The disappearing fishing villages of Bangladesh February 17, 2017   |  Source: Gulf News

A row of mangrove trees sticking out of the sand, exposed by low tide off Kutubdia island in the Bay of Bengal, is all that remains of a coastal village that for generations was home to 250 families. The villagers were forced to flee as their land, which ...

India: Govt puts focus on animal husbandry, poultry and fisheries to double farmers’ income February 17, 2017   |  Source: Business standard

A committee formed by the Centre to double farmers' income by 2022 is considering major reforms in agriculture sector, like adopting a profit-centric approach and to aim at increased productivity and reduced cost of cultivation, according to the PTI. The ...

India: Global Fisheries’ Sunken Billions February 17, 2017   |  Source: World Bank

A new World Bank report, The Sunken Billions Revisited: Progress and Challenges in Global Marine Fisheries, confirms what many intuitively know: overexploitation is not a good strategy to manage a renewable natural resource like fish stocks, for steady pr...

India: EU Trains Officials in Good Aquaculture Practices February 17, 2017   |  Source: The Fish Site

Representatives of the European Union (EU) are conducting a three-day Capacity Building Initiative for Trade Development (CITD) for Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), Department of Fisheries and National Centre for Sustainable Aquacultu...

Kerala: DLF's luxury flats violating CEZ norms: Kerala coastal authority files petition in Supreme Court by Laxmi Prasanna February 17, 2017   |  Source: Economic Times

In its latest move, Kerala State Coastal Zone Management Authority (KSCZMA) has filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the High Court division bench verdict in letting DLF not to demolish part of its 180 odd flats constructed reclaiming the Chi...

India: WTO meet in Argentina may agree on fisheries subsidies February 17, 2017   |  Source: Live Mint

The World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial meeting in Argentina in December may see an agreement on fisheries subsidies as the matter is seen as a low-hanging fruit and a clear deliverable. India may agree to the proposal if special and differential t...

India: India, Norway discuss strengthening bilateral ties in fishery February 17, 2017   |  Source: Business standard

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh today met his Norwegian counterpart Jon Georg Dale and discussed further strengthening bilateral ties in fishery sector and cooperation in developing climate smart fishing techniques as also trade in marine products....

Kerala: Sardines find their way to backwaters February 17, 2017   |  Source: The Times of India

Human interference in nature is creating a lot of disturbance even in the marine waters, fisheries experts opined. "Fishes which were earlier found only in deep sea are now getting caught from backwaters. Oil sardines and even marine creatures like Octopu...

ICSF releases latest edition of SAMUDRA Report February 17, 2017   |  Source: ICSF Trust

The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) has just released the latest edition of SAMUDRA Report, its triannual journal on fisheries, communities and livelihoods. SAMUDRA Report No. 75, dated January 2017, features articles from Tan...

Andhra Pradesh: North Andhra fishermen in troubled waters by Santosh Patnaik February 17, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

Ready for distress sale of boats following depletion in catch, exorbitant increase in operation cost. It is an undeclared holiday for the North Andhra fishermen following the fast depletion in the catch and the exorbitant increase in the operational cost....

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