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West Bengal: Review map of East Kolkata Wetlands, says Ramsar report March 17, 2017   |  Source: India.Com

The wise-use plan recommended by a Ramsar official to manage the ecologically fragile East Kolkata Wetlands (EKW) calls for a review of the map of the 12,500 hectare site and the land-use changes since 2002, the year when it was included in the Ramsar lis...

Odisha: Odisha a safe rookery or cemetery for Olive Ridley turtles? March 17, 2017   |  Source: India.Com

Odisha is the mating and nesting ground of 50 per cent of the world’s Olive Ridley turtles, the smallest and most abundant sea turtles, but increasing deaths — largely due to illegal trawling — threaten their existence and are causing increasing con...

Tamil Nadu and Kerala: Indian fishermen held in BIOT’s Diego Garcia asked to pay fine March 17, 2017   |  Source: The Times of India

British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) authorities have slapped the fine of 5909 (approximately Rs 4.77 lakh in Indian currency) on 32 Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu and Kerala for violating their territorial waters. The fishermen will be set free once t...

Gujarat: Three hundred one Indian fishermen lodged in Pakistan jails: Sushma Swaraj March 17, 2017   |  Source: The Indian Express

As many as 301 Indian fishermen are currently lodged in jails in Pakistan which has confirmed the presence of only 77 and government is making all efforts to secure their release, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday. Making a statemen...

Gujarat: Indian fishermen warn Australia against environmental impact ahead of coal mine talks March 17, 2017   |  Source: ABC

Fishermen in India say a local Adani project is harming them and killing off sea life, warning Australia to be wary as Queensland's Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk prepares to decide whether to proceed with the Carmichael coal mine. Ms Palaszczuk and eight ...

India: NFF urges union ministries concerned to protect rights of Indian fishermen by Jaideep Shenoy March 16, 2017   |  Source: The Times of India

National Fishworkers' Forum (NFF) has expressed concern over three major incidents involving Indian fishermen in the recent past. Fishermen have been arrested and detained by foreign governments causing anguish to families concerned and the fishing commun...

India: From disaster planning to conservation: mobile phones as a new tracking tool by Rob Harcourt, Carlos Duarte And Mark Meeka March 16, 2017   |  Source: PHYS. ORG

We can learn a lot about things by studying how they move through the world and interact with the environment. In the past, for example, it was possible to study the mobility of people within the United States by monitoring things such as the movement of ...

Bangladesh: Chemical-free shutki in Rangamati by Anvil Chakma March 16, 2017   |  Source: The Daily Star

At one time shutki (dried fish) was synonymous with Cox's Bazar, but now neighbouring Rangamati dictrict has become famous for its chemical-free, fresh shutki. “We don't use any chemical when processing the fish. We use only a little bit of salt when dr...

West Bengal: Film: Trawlers push small fisherfolk out of business March 16, 2017   |  Source: Down to Earth

Bottom trawling has spelt doom for small-scale fishermen in Bengal's East Midnapore district. Faced with a bleak future due to reduced fish catch, traditional fisherfolk is experimenting with alternate livelihood options.

India: Latest edition of Yemaya, ICSF's journal on women in fisheries, published March 16, 2017   |  Source: ICSF Trust

The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) has released the latest edition of Yemaya, its newsletter on gender and fisheries. Yemaya No. 53, dated March 2017, features articles from Ireland, Tanzania, India and other Asian countries, wh...

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