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Myanmar: Thai Human Traffickers Jailed March 22, 2017   |  Source: Maritime Executive

Thailand’s Trang Provincial Court has sentenced six defendants to 14 years behind bars for the human trafficking of migrant workers onto fishing vessels. The six defendants sentenced in Trang included the former chairman of the Trang Fishing Association...

Maldives: Maldives regime imperils coral reefs in dash for cash by Megan Darby March 22, 2017   |  Source: Climate Change News

The Maldives government is endangering coral reefs in pursuit of urbanisation and opaque mega-deals with foreign investors. This is the picture painted by divers, marine scientists and campaigners – and endorsed by two whistleblowers from the country’...

Sri Lanka: South Korea grants Sri Lanka $2.4m to develop aquaculture March 22, 2017   |  Source: Under Current News

Sri Lanka has announced it is to receive a LKR 75 million ($2.4m) grant from South Korea with which to develop its aquaculture sector. The move comes as a result of discussions held by fisheries and aquatic resource state minister Dilip Vedarachchi, with ...

Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka signs four agreements with Norway to improve fisheries sector March 22, 2017   |  Source: Colombo Page

The Sri Lankan government has signed four agreements with the Norwegian government to improve fisheries sector, Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Mahinda Amaraweera said. The agreements were signed by the Sri Lanka Fisheries Ministry...

Tamil Nadu: Sushma Swaraj says will expedite deep-sea fishing package for Tamil Nadu March 22, 2017   |  Source: The New Indian Express

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday met a delegation of Tamil Nadu fishermen and talked about early implementation of Rs 1,500 crore package to augment deep-sea fishing capacity of the fishermen in the State. The External Affairs Minister r...

Tamil Nadu: Sri Lanka Navy arrests 10 Indian fishermen and seizes boat in Rameshwaram March 22, 2017   |  Source: The Financial Express

The Sri Lanka navy has arrested 10 Indian fishermen and have seized a boat from the sea area north of the Delft island in Ramanathapuram, Rameswaram, according to a report in ANI. Earlier in the month on March 6, an alleged open firing by the Sri Lankan N...

India: Wiped out: Modernisation is pushing many traditional occupations dependent on water to the brink of extinction March 22, 2017   |  Source: Down to Earth

Boat-making has a rich cultural history, especially in Balagarh, West Bengal. The boat makers of this region are skilled in making wooden boats and the profession has been passed down the generations. The boats are treated with reverence. Before being lau...

Jammu and Kashmir: Fish production in Budgam touches 6000 Qtls March 21, 2017   |  Source: Kashmir Reader

Budgam District has become self sufficient in producing Trout fingerlings. The Trout Hatchery farm at Khag, has a capacity to produce 1.50 lakh fingerlings annually. This was revealed at a function organized to mark the beginning of fish farmer’s exposu...

India: Beach constructions flout CRZ norms by Sulogna Mehta March 21, 2017   |  Source: The Times of India

Massive construction works are going on along the Vizag-Bheemili Beach Road in violation of the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) norms and ironically, it is the government bodies who are permiting such constructions and putting up boards regarding the detail...

Andhra Pradesh: Sonepur fish market in grips of AP traders March 21, 2017   |  Source: Orissa Post

Once considered a surplus district in fish production, Subarnapur has lost its position with the traders of Andhra Pradesh taking over the fish markets of the district. It was alleged the fisheries policy adopted by the government to boost fish farming an...

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