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Tamil Nadu: Fishermen exposed to lobster farming in cages April 20, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

Fishermen at Sippikulam village in Vilathikulam taluk in the district were exposed to lobster fish farming through cage culture on Wednesday. In a bid to generate income among the fisherfolk, the project, Fisheries Management for Sustainable Livelihood, w...

Tamil Nadu: Plea to remove fish market in Melapalayam April 19, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

“Fish waste is causing health hazards” The Marumalarchi Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam (MTMMK) has appealed to the Corporation to remove the fish market on Valluvar Street in Melapalayam as the fish waste generated in the market was reportedly ca...

Odisha: Oil steal pollutes Kaudia river again April 19, 2017   |  Source: The New Indian Express

A Pipeline of Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) was yet again cut by miscreants to steal fuel at the CISF Chhak on Nehru Bangla road here on Sunday night. A portion of river Kaudia has been polluted due to the oil spill and fishermen fear that it may affect t...

India: Iran seizes scores of Indian fishermen from Gulf waters April 19, 2017   |  Source: Middle East Eye

Fishermen working in Bahrain were seized last month and are being held on an island off Iran, along with others from the UAE. Iran has seized dozens of fishermen working in Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, all expat workers from India, and is holding...

Haryana: Haryana to take on lease 10,000 acres of land for fisheries April 19, 2017   |  Source: Daily Pioneer

Under a pilot project, the Haryana Fisheries Department will take on lease about 10,000 acres of waterlogged land identified in district Charkhi Dadri to undertake fish farming. The farmers were unable to carry out any farming activity on the identified w...

India and Sri Lanka: 'Politics playing impt role in marine fisheries governance' April 19, 2017   |  Source: DNA India

Politics, rather than science, is playing an important role in marine fisheries governance, especially in South Asian countries, according to a Dutch scientist. Maarten Bavinck,a Dutch scientist specialising in capture fishery of India and Sri Lanka, said...

Maharashtra: Maharashtra Fisheries department tries hard to push inland fishing across state by Sweety Adimulam April 19, 2017   |  Source: The Free Press Journal

The Maharashtra fisheries department is working on all projects to increase fish production of the state. At present it gets through marine (sea) fishing 4.5 metric tonne fish while from ponds and lakes it gets 1.5 metric tons a year. This, however, is eq...

Maharashtra: Koli chronicles: An encounter with the age old Mumbai villages by Vinitha Ramchandani April 19, 2017   |  Source: Mid Day

When you think of Mumbai, you think Maximum City. Can one associate it with villages? Yet, in pockets of the metropolis are villages where much of life is exactly like it used to be 100 years ago, while a bit of the crazy-paced city life also peeks in. Th...

Myanmar: Seeking status April 19, 2017   |  Source: Mizzima

Thailand has long seen a great influx of foreign migrants and workers from its surrounding neighbours, such as Myanmar or Laos. It is also home to many smaller ethnic minority groups such as the Karen, Hmong or Lahu. However, Thailand has never had the be...

Myanmar: Cyclone Maarutha causes negligible damage in Rakhine State by Kyi Naing April 19, 2017   |  Source: Eleven Myanmar

Tropical cyclone Maarutha crossed Thandwe and Ngapali on the night of April 16, yet caused little damage. About 120,000 people are living in surrounding towns across approximately 20,000 homes, according to Thandwe township General Administrative Office. ...

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