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Sri Lanka: Put an end to bottom trawling by Kallol Bhattacherjee March 16, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

The fishermen issue between India and Sri Lanka has a better chance of resolution if left to the fisherfolk on both sides, said R. Sampanthan, Leader of the Opposition in Sri Lankan Parliament, on Wednesday. He said the governments should ensure an end to...

India: Somalis consider piracy again, blaming illegal fishing trade March 16, 2017   |  Source: New Delhi Times

Struggling to push his small fishing boat out to sea, Hassan Yasin grumbles over what he and other coastal Somalis call a threat to their way of life: harassment by illegal fishermen and attacks by large foreign trawlers. “They will either shoot us on s...

India: GIFT brings good fortune to Tilapia farmers March 16, 2017   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Farming of Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia (GIFT), using innovative methods, is gaining popularity among fish farmers in the state. According to the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), around 800 tonnes of GIFT was produced in Kerala...

Karnataka: Karnataka budget 2017: Siddaramaiah announces sops for Dakshina Kannada, Udupi by Jaideep Shenoy March 16, 2017   |  Source: The Times of India

The penultimate full budget that CM Siddaramaiah presented on Wednesday presented its fair share of goodies to the coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi. The only sore point in the budget was a reiteration of government's commitment to completin...

Kerala: District budget lays stress on food production March 16, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

The District Panchayat will spend Rs. 204 crore, mostly on food production, waste disposal projects and women’s welfare, during the new financial year as per the budget presented on Wednesday by District Panchayat Vice President Abdul Muthaleeb. The bud...

Tamil Nadu: Fishermen leaders to meet Foreign Secretary on March 21 March 16, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

A delegation of fishermen leaders will meet Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar in New Delhi on March 21 to discuss the fallout of the killing of Rameswaram fisherman K. Britjo allegedly in the firing by Sri Lankan Navy on the night of March 6 when he was fis...

India: Food, energy, water security go together by RANA KAPOOR March 15, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line

Policies often place these in silos, instead of evolving an eco-friendly, climate-smart approach to farming With rising population, an expanding middle class, changing lifestyles and climate change putting a strain on resource availability, achieving food...

Tamil Nadu: A Sip of Sea Water March 15, 2017   |  Source: The Wire

Population growth estimates suggest that India will be supporting over 1.5 billion inhabitants by 2050 if the present growth rate of 1.9% per year continues. From 710 billion cubic metres (BCM) in 2010, the demand for water is expected to surge ahead to 1...

Bangladesh: Govt mulls special credit facility for fish farmers March 15, 2017   |  Source: The Financial Express

The government considers providing fish farmers with special credit facility for cultivation of local fish to boost their production in the country, officials said. "The present government is trying to increase the production of indigenous species of fish...

Bangladesh: Climate change is making Bangladesh’s rivers too saline for farming March 15, 2017   |  Source: Scroll In

It has been established by now that coastal Bangladesh is being seriously affected by climate change. It is now imperative to determine the exact ways in which it is being affected and to what extent, so that specific plans to adapt to the changes can be ...

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