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India: Indian shrimp exports to undergo 50 per cent inspection by European Union by Shraddha Joshi April 21, 2017   |  Source: FNB News

Indian shrimp exporters will now have to face a stringent inspection process in European Union markets. The EU has taken the decision following detection of prohibited substances in several seafood consignments for the last three years. Under the new EU i...

Telangana: Fish seedlings diverted to poultry farms April 21, 2017   |  Source: Telangana Today  | Copyright: 2016, Telangana Today. All rights reserved.

The State government’s ambitious programme to boost ‘Blue Revolution’ is facing a hurdle as miscreants are diverting the fish seedlings and are making huge profits, albeit illegally. The State government has spent crores of rupees to develop the fis...

Sri Lanka: Long-term solution to Palk Bay conflict elusive: Sri Lankan fishermen by Meera Srinivasan April 21, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2017, The Hindu

Although New Delhi and Colombo have expressed satisfaction over recent bilateral talks on the Palk Bay fishing conflict, northern Sri Lankan fishermen say a much-needed long-term solution remains elusive. Following resistance from the fisherfolk and some ...

India: How Sustainable Is The Fishing Industry In India? by Anurit Kanti April 21, 2017   |  Source: Business World  | Copyright: 2016. All Rights Reserved

The fishing industry in India employs over 14 million people, according to a survey conducted by Food and Agriculture Organization department of the United Nations. India constitutes to about 6.3 per cent of the global fish production. However, as one of ...

India: India must speak up about efforts to address climate change April 21, 2017   |  Source: Business Standard

India needs to "tell its story" about its efforts to address the issue of climate change, a top UN climate official said today while terming the country as an "important partner" in tackling the global problem. Stressing the need for engaging in a "deeper...

India: South India’s scorching drought forces farmers into debt bondage April 21, 2017   |  Source: Eco Business

One of the worst droughts in decades across south India is forcing tens of thousands of farmers and labourers to take out loans to survive, pushing them into debt bondage and increasing the risk that they may be exploited for work, activists said. Village...

Sri Lanka: Cey-Nor manufactures large scale vessel after 12 years April 21, 2017   |  Source: News LK

After 12 years, Cey-Nor launched its first large-scale fishing vessel larger than 60 ft in length. Approximately 1,480 multiday fishing vessels are engaged in deep sea fishing on international waters. However, 40% of the harvested fish remain unfit for co...

Bangladesh: Exports of non-apparel products on the decline by Refayet Ullah Mirdha April 21, 2017   |  Source: The Daily Star

Export receipts from some non-apparel sectors dropped in July-March mainly because of a gas shortage in the country, volatile economic conditions in the European Union and the effects of Brexit, according to industry people. Some of the sectors that have ...

Tamil Nadu: Trawling ban pushes up fish prices in Salem markets by Senthil Kumaran April 21, 2017   |  Source: The Times of India

Following the trawling ban in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, prices of fish have touched the sky in Salem markets. Though there is a sharp decline in the supply of fish, demand is high, merchants here said. "We usually get about four tonnes of fish a day. Thi...

Kerala: Move to ease coastal regulations opposed by T.Nandakumar April 21, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

Coastal communities and advocacy groups campaigning for fishers’ rights have raised strong objection to the government move to replace the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) notification, 2011 with a new enactment allowing land reclamation and diversion of c...

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