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Assam: Fresh mapping of all Kaliabor wetlands February 09, 2017   |  Source: The Assam Tribune

With an aim to protect a number of wetlands under Kaliabor subdivision, the subdivisional administration had decided to go for fresh mapping of all the wetlands of Kaliabor subdivision. This was stated by Pankaj Chakravorty, SDO, (Civil), on Thursday at K...

Gujarat: Environment ministry green lights Gujarat wind measurement project by Mayank Aggarwal February 09, 2017   |  Source: Live Mint

The environment ministry has given its approval to a wind measurement project that would involve setting up an offshore data collection platform in the Gulf of Kutch, near the Gujarat coast, as part of efforts to ensure that India harnesses the enormous w...

Kerala: e-samudra to help fishers gather info February 08, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2017, The Hindu.

The district administration is all set to launch e-samudra, a mobile application aimed at helping fishermen gather information, including data on weather and sea level changes in real time, by the end of February. District Collector K. Mohammed Y. Safirul...

Kerala: Residential fisheries schools to have 50% day scholars February 08, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2017, The Hindu.

The residential system at State-run fisheries schools will be revamped from next academic year by admitting 50% day scholars. Announcing this at a news conference here on Tuesday, Minister for Fisheries and Harbour Engineering J. Mercykutty Amma said the ...

Odisha: Nabard rolls out Rs 5,900 cr for area based plan in Odisha February 08, 2017   |  Source: Business Standard  | Copyright: 2017 Business Standard

Rural infrastructure lender National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard), has rolled out a sector specific plan to address the needs of the credit requirement in Odisha with an outlay of Rs 5,912 crore. The 'Sectoral Development & Banking ...

India: Key WTO members must find clever ways to clear long-pending issues by AMITI SEN February 08, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line  | Copyright: 2014, The Hindu Business Line.

World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director General Roberto Azevedo is in New Delhi to discuss with the industry, academia and the government for ways of making the next Ministerial meeting in Buenos Aires in December deliver results. In an e-emailed inter...

Tamil Nadu: Oil’s spillover effect will see seafood exports dive by 30 percent: Experts by S V Krishna Chaitanya February 08, 2017   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Besides damaging marine ecology and fishermen’s livelihood, the economic loss because of a decline in seafood exports from the region is seen as a major ‘oil’ spillover effect. Industry experts say that a flat 30 per cent decline is predicted amid f...

Andhra Pradesh: Pedajalaripeta requires major clean-up, say residents by V Kamalakara Rao February 08, 2017   |  Source: The Times of India

Residents of Pedajalaripeta who mostly belong to the fisherfolk community are forced to live amid heaps of waste. The area along the Lawson's Bay Beach are clearly ignored by the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) authorities despite numer...

Telangana: TS to have 40 retail fish markets February 08, 2017   |  Source: The New Indian Express  | Copyright: 2017 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

The animal husbandry department has accorded permission for construction of 40 retail fish markets at an estimated cost of `10 lakh each. The department issued operational guidelines for the same on Tuesday. State will give 100 pc grant under the schem...

India: Seafood Industry Urges Government to Free Fresh, Brackish Water for Aquaculture February 08, 2017   |  Source: The Fish Site

The seafood industry has urged the government to free its fresh and brackish waters for organised aquaculture activities to achieve a Blue Revolution. There is potential wealth stored in the 4.5 million hectare fresh water resources in the country. Also, ...

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