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Assam: Farmers give shape to State’s first ornamental fish village by Rituraj Borthakur April 25, 2017   |  Source: Assam Tribune

Every week, ornamental fish worth Rs 20 lakh is imported to Assam, mostly from Kolkata, the production of which in Assam is negligible despite the fact that some of the exotic species produced in the State are of better quality. And now a nondescript vill...

India: NABARD told to study stocking of fish seedlings April 25, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

Union Secretary for Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries Devendra Chaudhry has urged NABARD to study the stocking of fish seedlings in small reservoirs across the country for cataloguing policy plans for various States. He also instructed the bank to ...

Pakistan: Gwadar fishermen oppose relocation by Kamal Hyder April 25, 2017   |  Source: Aljazeera

Pakistan's government is working with a Chinese company to expand its seaport at Gwadar, in Balochistan province. It involves relocating villages along the coast and moving the people to an alternative site. Officials say the development will boost the...

Goa: Panel to implement Blue Revolution schemes April 25, 2017   |  Source: The Times of India

A state-level steering committee (SLSC) will be constituted for the implementation and monitoring of Blue Revolution schemes, following a new notification issued by the state government. The steering committee will attend the policy issues enabling enviro...

Punjab and Haryana: High Court shocker for fish sellers April 25, 2017   |  Source: The Tribune

Dismissing the writ petition of fish sellers regarding the operation of Fish Market from the local factory area, the Punjab and Haryana High Court denied any relief to the shopkeepers. The high court issued directions to the Municipal Corporation, Patiala...

India: New India coastal law will hurt environment, fishermen's livelihoods - activists by Rina Chandran April 25, 2017   |  Source: THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION

Planned changes to India's coastal zone law to allow reclaiming land from the sea and the use of thousands of miles of coastal land for commercial purposes will damage the environment and affect the livelihoods of millions of fishermen, activists say. The...

Tamil Nadu: India releases seven Sri Lankan fishermen by J Arockiaraj April 25, 2017   |  Source: The Times of India

Seven Sri Lankan fishermen held on charges of trespassing into Indian waters were released and sent back along with their boat on Monday. Indian Coast Guard ship Vaibhav apprehended these fishermen, hailing from Puthalam in Sri Lanka, 58 nautical miles of...

Maharashtra: Centre nod to amend CRZ norms for Mumbai slums by Sandeep A Ashar April 25, 2017   |  Source: The Indian Express

Mumbai’s coastal skyline is set for a makeover. Construction along the coastline could soon pick up pace with the Union government Monday agreeing to modify coastal regulation zones for lifting curbs for the redevelopment of slum colonies. In Mumbai, th...

Tamil Nadu: A sparsely built coastline is our best insurance against an angry sea by Nityanand Jayaraman April 25, 2017   |  Source: Hindustan Times

Ever since the year began, the Centre has touched one raw nerve after the other in Tamil Nadu. As if the hydrocarbon controversy in the Cauvery delta and Tarun Vijay’s remarks on ‘black’ south Indians were not enough, the Union environment ministry ...

Bangladesh: Bogra sees 0.2m tonnes of catfish output every year by Emdadul Haque April 25, 2017   |  Source: The Financial Express

Commercial cultivation of catfish has been attaining financial solvency to a good number of people in the district for the last five years. According to the Fisheries Department source around 0.2 million tonnes of catfish are being produced in all twelve ...

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