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Odisha: Dubai conglomerate plans Rs 500 cr fish processing unit in Odisha by Nirmalya Behera February 17, 2017   |  Source: Business standard

Dubai-based multinational business conglomerate Darvesh is planning to set up a processing unit in Odisha with an investment Rs 500 crore for production of isolates and concentrates from marine fish. "The company is keen to set up the unit at Deras Seafoo...

West Bengal: West Bengal government to install emergency alert system in fishing trawlers February 17, 2017   |  Source: Economic Times

To protect the lives of fishermen while sailing in the sea during some natural calamity, West Bengal fisheries department has decided to install an emergency alert system in all the fishing trawlers. Though the distress alarm technology has been used in s...

Pakistan: Our Rivers and Delta (Peoples Caravan March 1-14, 2017) February 17, 2017   |  Source : Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF)

Now in its 20th year, March 14 welcomes the International Day of Action for Rivers. Every year, tens of thousands of people across the globe lift their voices to celebrate the world’s rivers as the source of all life. It is a day to unite – by acting ...

Tamil Nadu: Underpriced tuna rocks Nagai fishermen’s boat by M Manikandan February 16, 2017   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Amid the risk they take while fishing for tuna, which is said to have medicinal value, the fishermen here have to contend with agents who quote a low price for the prized catch — `45 per kg — while the same fetches a handsome amount in countries like ...

Tamil Nadu: A slick on the shore and the murky aftermath by Deepa H. Ramakrishnan and T.K.Rohit February 16, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

The recent oil spill may have dire implications for marine life and the livelihood of fisherfolk. It also raises questions on our preparedness to meet such disasters. A few hours before daybreak on January 28, the gentle whoosh of ships coursing at Kamara...

Puducherry: Fishermen protest against delay in dredging February 16, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

Around 60 of them lay siege to a dredger at Thengaithittu harbour demanding action. Fishermen from several coastal hamlets laid siege to the dredging vessel at the Thengaithittu fishing harbour here on Friday to register their protest against delay in dre...

Pakistan: Call for regulating fishing in Indian Ocean February 16, 2017   |  Source : Dawn

Retired Admiral Dr Jayanath Colombage of the Sri Lankan Navy has said that there are no unlimited resources in the ocean and, therefore, there is a need to harness them. Speaking at the 7th International Maritime Conference here on Sunday, he said there w...

Pakistan: 7 fishermen return after 10-year Yemen detention February 16, 2017   |  Source : Dawn

Seven Pakis­tani fishermen were reunited with their families in the early hours of Saturday morning in Islamabad after being stranded in Yemen for more than a decade. The fishermen were released from Sana’a Central Prison, where the International Commi...

Karnataka: Six boat crew members saved near Malpe February 16, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

Six members of a fishing boat, Sea Pearl, were saved by the crew of another fishing boat, Al Rameez, after the former was hit by the latter near Malpe coast on Tuesday. The six Sea Pearl members left Mangaluru fishing harbour on February 10. They reached ...

Tamil Nadu: Fishing harbour work at Tirumullaivasal completed February 16, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

Construction of fishing harbour at Tirumullaivasal has been completed early this month. The work, taken up exactly a year ago at an estimate of Rs. .9.25 crore under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) scheme of the National Bank for Agricult...

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