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India: What the 45-Day Annual Fishing Ban in Tamil Nadu Means for Fisheries Conservation by RAHUL MURALIDHARAN April 21, 2017   |  Source: The Wire

Coastal Tamil Nadu will be abuzz with news reports announcing the start of the annual 45-day fishing ban for mechanised boats commonly called trawlers. The reports will also tell us that fish prices may soar due to falling fish supplies. Vindicated as a m...

Sri Lanka: Seven Lankan fishermen released after inspection in India April 20, 2017   |  Source: Sunday Times

Seven Sri Lankan fishermen who were arrested along with a mechanised boat yesterday in India released after brief inspection process, Director General of Fisheries M.C.L.Fernando said. He said the fishermen were returning to Sri Lanka after days of high s...

Kerala: Fishermen demand better regulation of auctions April 20, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

The first set of recommendations included in a proposed bill for the revival of Kerala’s fisheries sector was discussed by leaders of fishermen’s organisations and stakeholders at a regional meeting here on Wednesday, with focus on streamlining the ex...

Tamil Nadu: TN gives Rs 90 lakh financial aid to 18 fishermen April 20, 2017   |  Source: India.Com

The Tamil Nadu government today gave a total financial assistance of Rs 90 lakh to 18 fishermen whose damaged boats, earlier seized by the Sri Lankan navy, became unusable. The fishermen hailing from various districts of Tamil Nadu were attacked by Sri La...

Pakistan: Vigilant to protect western rivers by SHAH NAWAZ MOHAL April 20, 2017   |  Source: Pakistan Today

State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali on Tuesday assured the Senate that Pakistan was very vigilant in safeguarding waters of three western rivers allotted to it under the Indus Waters Treaty, a water-distribution treaty between Pakistan and In...

Bangladesh: Hakaluki Haor: Not only fish, ducks too dying by Reaz Ahmad and Mintu Deshwara April 20, 2017   |  Source: The Daily Star

Farmers living in and around Hakaluki Haor have been dealt a triple blow with the death of hundreds of ducks they have been farming for their livelihood for years. First, their dream of a good harvest was shattered as the early flashflood, caused by last ...

Maldives: World Bank Predicts South Asia May Benefit From ‘Conceivable Protectionism April 20, 2017   |  Source: The Whistler

The World Bank has predicted that the fastest-growing region in the world, South Asia, may benefit from conceivable protectionism in advanced economies against the region. The latest edition of World Bank’s South Asia Economic Focus released on April 16...

Telangana: Dead fish surface at Taramatipet lake by Sreenivas M. April 20, 2017   |  Source: Telangana Today

In a disturbing and mysterious development, more than a tonne of fish were found dead in a lake at Taramatipet of Abdullapurmet in city suburbs on Monday. While local fishermen suspect foul play and allege that unidentified persons could have laced the wa...

Myanmar: Planning an MPA system in Myanmar: Interview with Phil Dearden April 20, 2017   |  Source: MPA News

The Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar officially emerged from military rule and geopolitical isolation in 2011. A civilian government now holds power, and the nation — home to more than 100 ethnic groups — is reopening itself to the world. Part of thi...

Tamil Nadu and Puducherry: Activists flay proposed coastal zone notification by M. Dinesh Varma April 20, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

Environmental activists and fisherfolk organisations fear that the already skewed compromise between urban planning and coastal protection would be distorted even further if the recent proposed Marine Coastal Regulation Zone (MCRZ) notification were allow...

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