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Tamil Nadu: Scientific Body’s High Tide Line for TN Wrongly Drawn to Create Real Estate: Coastal Activists April 24, 2017   |  Source: The Story of Ennore

Nearly 900 acres of tidal wetlands in two locations have been wrongly identified as land by the National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM) which got a multi-crore contract to demarcate the High Tide Line for Tamil Nadu under the Coastal Re...

India: New guidelines for inland fisheries by T. Nandakumar April 24, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

Encroachment and pollution of waterbodies to be punishable offence in proposed Bill. The Union government has issued guidelines for the States on framing a Bill on inland fisheries and aquaculture, amid mounting concern over the pollution and encroachment...

India: Now rivers have the same legal status as people, we must uphold their rights by Mari Margil, Ashish Kothari and Shrishtee Bajpai April 24, 2017   |  Source: The Guardian

everal geographically-distant but related events signalled a dramatic mind shift in humanity’s troubled relationship with nature last month. First, the New Zealand parliament passed the Te Awa Tupua Act, giving the Whanganui River and ecosystem a legal ...

Sri Lanka: Lanka tells India to abide by Law of the Sea by Sandran Rubatheesan April 24, 2017   |  Source: Sunday Times

Sri Lanka is to ask India to adhere to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) which ensures ‘innocent passage’ for fishermen to cross over to international waters through another state’s territorial sea. The request comes in th...

Kerala: Kerala hotspot of subterranean fishes April 24, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

They may look like baby snakes. But they are actually fishes. Kerala is the ‘hotspot of Indian subterranean fishes, say scientists. Fishes, which live in the underground water bodies are called subterranean fishes. Of the eight subterranean fish species...

India: Database on fishing activities to help Navy bolster security April 24, 2017   |  Source: DNA India  | Copyright: 2017 Diligent Media Corporation Ltd.

A CMFRI-developed data base providing information on fish landing centres and fishing activities along the country's coast will help the Indian Navy bolster the coastal security, scientists said here today. The scientists at the Central Marine Fisheries R...

Myanmar: Migrant shot at sea by Thai employer April 24, 2017   |  Source: Eleven Myanmar

A Myanmar migrant working on a fishing boat was shot at sea by his Thai employer on April 22, according to volunteers working for migrant rights. “We heard a migrant workers had been shot by his employer on a fishing boat in Phang Nga Province,” said ...

Goa: Goa mulls ban on land purchase in Coastal Regulation Zone by non-Goans April 24, 2017   |  Source: .Economic Times.

State-run Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) is contemplating the possibility of imposing complete ban on non-Goans buying land or properties in areas notified as Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ). GCZMA in its recently held meeting, seriously deli...

Kerala: Radio Monsoon aims to ensure safety reigns among fishermen in south India April 24, 2017   |  Source: The Guardian

For the fisherfolk of India’s southern state of Kerala, risking life and limb is part of everyday life. As fish stocks deplete in coastal waters because of overfishing and climate change, fishermen have no option but to venture ever further out to sea o...

Maharashtra: Sassoon Dock modernisation: Here’s what Mumbai can look forward to April 24, 2017   |  Source: The Free Press Journal

The modernisation of Sassoon Dock was approved by the Union Minister for Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari in 2014. But it was only recently that the state and the central governments budgets funded the Sassoon dock modernisation plan. ...

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