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West Bengal: India sees dwindling hilsha catch after Farraka February 10, 2017   |  Source: Prothom Alo

Concerned at the decline in availability of hilsha, the queen of fishes in Banladesh and India's West Bengal, scientists from Jadavpur University in Kolkata are developing a model to predict how much hilsa would reach the Bengali platter every year, repor...

Bangladesh: Can rising sea levels (blame climate change) lead to child marriages in Bangladesh? February 09, 2017   |  Source : Scroll In

The far-reaching effects of global warming on human society are already being felt. The phrase “climate change” bring to mind melting glaciers, rising sea levels, endangered coastal areas and animals, even US President Donald Trump’s opposition to t...

Karnataka: Research centre gets biogas unit for fish waste disposal February 09, 2017   |  Source: Bangalore Mirror

The biogas unit installed at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), Mangaluru was the centre of attention at the 70th Foundation Day of CMFRI that was celebrated at the Mangalore Research Centre, where an open house was held. The main ob...

Pakistan: Fisheries Department seeks Rs55mn funds to control illegal fishing at Rawal lake by PARVEZ JABRI February 09, 2017   |  Source: Business Recorder

Facing severe problems to effectively control illegal fishing at the Rawal Lake Fisheries Department of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) plans to seek Rs55 million from the government in the next fiscal year. Talking to APP, Fisheries Deputy Director Ish...

Tamil Nadu: Lankan navy apprehends 10 Indian fishermen February 09, 2017   |  Source: The Times of India

Sri Lankan navy apprehended 10 Indian fishermen and their fishing craft on charges of poaching in their territorial waters on Monday night. Around 600 fishing trawlers sailed from Rameswaram fishing jetty on Monday and returned after fishing on Tuesday mo...

Karnataka: Udupi to get office of deputy director in fisheries department by Jaideep Shenoy February 09, 2017   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2017 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

A good decade after it was carved out from erstwhile undivided Dakshina Kannada district, state government has approved the setting up of office of deputy director, department of fisheries to Udupi district. Prior to this government order dated February 6...

Bangladesh: Fish sanctuary conserving indigenous species in Padma tributaries February 09, 2017   |  Source: The Financial Express  | Copyright: 2016 www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com

A fish sanctuary has started contributing a lot towards protecting and conserving the small indigenous species in the Padma river and its tributaries. Shafiul Alam Mukta, a fisherman of Pirijpur village under Godagari Upazila, along with his friend Sharat...

Odisha: Indian Coast Guard launches Operation Oliva in Odisha to protect endangered turtles February 09, 2017   |  Source : Your Story

The Indian Coast Guard recently launched ‘Operation Oliva’ in Odisha with a mission to save the endangered olive ridley turtles. This is an effort to ensure olive ridley turtles’ breeding and to cut off intruding fishing vessels. These rescue effort...

Tamil Nadu: Secure release of 30 fishermen arrested by Iran Navy February 09, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2017, The Hindu.

Fishermen, family members and members of CITU-affiliated Tamil Nadu Meenpidi Thozhirsanga Kootamaippu took out a procession here on Wednesday, urging the State and Central governments to secure the release of 30 fishermen, who went to Dubai on contract fi...

Himachal Pradesh: Efforts on to bring ‘Blue Revolution’ in Himachal Pradesh by Rahul Bhandari February 09, 2017   |  Source : The News Himachal

Fishery industry in Himachal Pradesh is providing ample opportunities for livelihood to the people and has also emerged as an important source of revenue to the State. The State Government is endevouring to bring “Blue Revolution” and is encouraging y...

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