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India: Probe into fishing net dumping from Bangladesh, China starts April 17, 2017   |  Source: The Financial Express

India has initiated a probe into alleged dumping of fishing nets from Bangladesh and China following complaints from the domestic industry. Indian Fishnet Manufacturers Association has filed a petition before the Directorate General of Antidumping and All...

India: Guidelines for the States for framing a bill on Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture April 17, 2017   |  Source: DAHD

Inland fisheries including aquaculture have been a vital source of food, nutrition, employment and economic gain for humanity, since ancient times. However, the sector has assumed more significance in recent years, especially in developing countries due t...

Gujarat: Big companies leave no catch for fishermen: Study by Ashish Chauhan April 17, 2017   |  Source: The Times of India

A study by students of social movement course of Indian Institute of Technology-Gandhinagar (IIT-Gn) on Gujarat fishermen claimed that big corporates seldom leave catch for small fishermen. The situation forces them to sail into Pakistan's territorial wat...

Karnataka: KLCDA for declaring 176 ‘live’ lakes in Bengaluru as wetlands by Mohit M. Rao April 17, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

After years of judicial pressure, the process to keep the city’s lakes from the hands of local encroachers and misuse has finally started. The Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority (KLCDA) has sought for the declaration of 176 ‘live’...

West Bengal: Fisheries dept set to utilise rain water to augment fish production by Pradip Chatterjee April 17, 2017   |  Source: Millennium Post

In a unique initiative, the state Fisheries department is all set to utilise rain water to augment fish production in the drought-prone areas of Bankura, Purulia and West Midnapore through the formation of watersheds. The department has found that in vari...

Puducherry: Fishing ban begins, only country boats allowed April 17, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

The 47-day annual ban on deep-sea fishing in Puducherry came into effect on Saturday. The ban, enforced by the Fisheries Department, is aimed at facilitating breeding of fish. The ban would remain in effect from April 15 till May 31. Owners of mechanised ...

Andhra Pradesh: Ban begins, fish workers seek higher compensation by Santosh Patnaik April 17, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

Thousands of fishermen, who eke out a living by working as kalasis and drivers on the boats, face an uncertain future as the annual holiday in the East Coast for 61 days renders them jobless. Though all the boats have returned to the Fishing Harbour even ...

Maharashtra: Fish prices double in five years; blame pollution, mangrove loss by Chittaranjan Tembhekar April 17, 2017   |  Source: The Times of India

The retail price of most varieties of marine fish in Mumbai has doubled in the last five to eight years. For that matter, the number of varieties has also dwindled. The main reason is pollution due to waste discharge into the sea and a loss of mangroves, ...

Odisha: MoUs inked for growth of fisheries, animal husbandry sector in Odisha by Hemanta Pradhan April 17, 2017   |  Source: The Times of India

The state government on Saturday signed two memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with two different organizations for the development of fisheries and animal husbandry sectors. The pact will immensely help the livestock farmers and fishermen of the state, ...

Tamil Nadu: Fishermen told not to go to sea as cyclone may make landfall April 17, 2017   |  Source: The Financial Express

Fishermen in Tamil Nadu were today advised by port officials not to put out to sea as there was a possibility of a deep depression in Bay of Bengal intensifying into a cyclone and making landfall in a few days. Assistant Director of Fisheries Kulangainath...

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