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Andhra Pradesh: Tenders for modern fish market to be floated soon by Manish M February 15, 2017   |  Source: The Times of India

The proposal to construct a modern fish market at the Fishing Harbour is in the final stages and tenders for construction work are expected to be floated soon. The modern fish market is being developed at a cost of around Rs 2.74 crore and is expected to ...

Puducherry: Cash relief paid to fishermen through their bank accounts February 15, 2017   |  Source: India.Com

Puducherry government today credited the cash payment in the bank accounts of the fishermen in the Union Territory under a scheme to compensate the fishermen families for loss of work during the lean period. A release from the Department of Fisheries a...

Pakistan: Tapping marine fisheries resources February 15, 2017   |  Source: Pakistan Observer

Fishery is an important component of Pakistan’s agricultural economy. Total fish production is 0.8m tonnes, of which a major part (65pc) comes from marine resource and accounts for 1pc of the GDP. Since coastal tourism has not been developed, fishery ha...

Maldives: More Maldivian Support for Sustainable One-by-one Tuna Fisheries February 15, 2017   |  Source: The Fish Site

Maldivian tuna supply chain companies Ensis Fisheries PVT Ltd and Maldives Quality Seafood PVT Ltd have become the latest Members of the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF), the non-profit association that is committed to developing and supportin...

Myanmar: Nautical Aliya avoids near-collision with trawler in Bay of Bengal February 14, 2017   |  Source: The New STRAITS TIMES

The Food Flotilla for Myanmar vessel, the Nautical Aliya, had a close brush with disaster this morning when it narrowly avoided colliding with a fishing boat some 17 nautical miles west of Sittwe. In the 12am local time (2am Malaysian time) incident, the ...

Kerala: Promote ornamental fisheries February 14, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

Fisheries Minister J. Mercykutty Amma has said the government will adopt steps to promote ornamental fisheries among fish farmers in the State to tap the unutilised potential of the sector. Laying the foundation for the district freshwater fish hatcher...

West Bengal: Jadavpur University scientists developing a model to predict Hilsa catch February 14, 2017   |  Source: The Hinudstan Times

Marine scientists from Jadavpur University in Kolkata are developing a model to predict how much Hilsa would reach the Bengali platter every year. “The model will not only tell us how much Hilsa would be available in the rivers and estuaries, but also t...

Karnataka: Fisheries department seeks additional grants for interest subvention scheme February 14, 2017   |  Source: The Times of India

The department of fisheries has paid Rs 1 crore to banks on behalf of fishermen during 2016-17 for loans obtained by them under interest subvention scheme. The state government has provided additional grants of Rs 5.97 crore for this purpose and will be r...

Telangana: North Andhra fishermen in troubled waters February 14, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

It is an undeclared fishing holiday for North Andhra fishermen following fast depletion in catch and exorbitant increase in operation cost. Of 700 mechanised boats, which are operated from Visakhapatnam Fishing Harbour, only 20 to 30% are going on voya...

Maharashtra: Fisherfolk along Gorai-Uttan belt opt for fibre vessels February 14, 2017   |  Source: The Times of India

A sea change is unfurling on the coast of Gorai, Manori and Uttan. The traditional wooden boats that once lined these shores are sinking into oblivion as fibreglass has become the material of choice for boatmakers and fishermen. Cheaper, quicker to build,...

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