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Kerala: Mudbanks in Kerala merits more studies: Scientists February 14, 2017   |  Source: The Indian Express

Mud banks (Chaakara in Malayalam) are a remarkable phenomenon that can make astonishing changes in the physical and bio-spheres of Kerala. The observation was made by scientists attending the ‘National workshop on mud banks of Kerala: Status, issues ...

India: Check on use of chemicals in fish stock February 14, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

After Operation Sagar Rani that mainly targeted local fish vendors who sprinkled harmful chemical preservatives on fish, the enforcement wing of the Food Safety Department is all set to routinely examine the fish stock that arrives in Kerala from other St...

Andhra Pradesh: App comes as a boon for fisherfolk February 14, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

Fisherfolk from Prakasam like elsewhere in the country are, perhaps, one of the most vulnerable and isolated communities with no livelihood security. A mobile app developed by the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) with the Indian National Centr...

Myanmar: Hidden in plain sight February 14, 2017   |  Source: Bangkok Post

A place of never-ending construction. A hunting ground for job seekers. A paradise for modern gold diggers who arrive with nothing and leave with full pockets: Phuket offers opportunities aplenty to those ready to give it a go. New construction sites emer...

Bangladesh: Database for fishermen must: Narayan February 10, 2017   |  Source: The Financial Express

Cooperative and legal agreements among the ministries are needed to ensure the rights of fishermen, says Narayon Chandra Chanda, State Minister for Fisheries and Animal Resources. He made the assertion while speaking as the chief guest at a seminar on leg...

Pakistan: Fisheries symposium, expo begin February 10, 2017   |  Source : The International News

Two-day sixth International Fisheries Symposium and Expo 2017 titled 'Innovative and Sustainable Aquaculture for Blue Revolution' arranged by University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore, began at a local hotel on Wednesday. According to a p...

Kerala: Mangroves to clothe State’s coastline by R.Ramabhadran Pillai February 10, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

A project to raise mangroves along the State’s coastline will be launched soon. A pilot project is to be taken up in Alappuzha under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). The project is part of a government strategy to...

Tamil Nadu: HC disposes of PIL plea on fish market February 10, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

The State government, on Thursday, informed the Madras High Court that a temporary fish market with 92 shops had been constructed at a cost of ?70 lakh, replacing the Nadukuppam market which was torched during the violence on January 23 in the aftermath o...

Kerala: Food Safety dept. launches ‘Operation Sagar Rani’ February 10, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

To ensure safety and hygiene at fish handling and distribution centres, Food Safety officials in the district have launched an initiative named ‘Operation Sagar Rani’. The inspections conducted under programme followed complaints about lack of food sa...

Kerala: Islanders pour out their woes to Assembly panel February 10, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

Islanders in Kadamakkudy village on Thursday poured out their woes to the Assembly subordinate legislation committee looking into issues pertaining to inland fishing. The complaints received by the committee included the crisis in Pokkali and shrimp farmi...

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