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Karnataka: Once rain-soaked, coastal districts are now drought-hit by RAVIPRASAD KAMILA February 28, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

The coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada, known for heavy rains, are facing quite an unprecedented situation this year. The State government has declared two taluks in Dakhina Kannada, seven in Uttara Kannada and all three taluk...

Bangladesh: Foreign vessels can fish in Bangladesh February 28, 2017   |  Source: The Daily Star

The cabinet yesterday approved a draft law which will allow foreign shipping vessels to fish in Bangladesh maritime area upon taking licence from the authorities concerned and following rules. The draft law titled "Marine Fisheries Act-2017" -- approved i...

Goa: Study gives breather to pre-1991 structures at beaches February 27, 2017   |  Source: The Navhind Times

The National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management has recommended to the state government to allow commercial activities with proper regulations in the structures built prior to February 19, 1991 along coastal areas. The report suggested that the str...

Karnataka: Karnataka extends diesel subsidy to fishing boats February 27, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line

The Karnataka government has credited ?71.83 crore of diesel subsidy for fishing boats to the bank accounts of fishermen, State Fisheries Minister Pramod Madhwaraj has said. Addressing presspersons in Udupi on Friday, he said that around 3,600 fishing boa...

Tamil Nadu: Oil spill: Rs 5k interim relief to 30,000 affected fishermen February 27, 2017   |  Source: Hindustan Times

Tamil Nadu government on?Friday announced a grant of Rs 5,000 each to 30,000 families of fishermen in the coastal areas here and adjoining districts whose livelihood was affected due to the recent oil spill following collision of two cargo ships near Enno...

Bangladesh: How we can manage our marine resources better by Ahmed Noor Hossain February 27, 2017   |  Source: The Daily Star

Seas have always been instrumental in defining the destiny of the world, be it as means of transportation or as trade routes or as hub of resources. They have also played a significant role in bringing people closer, breaking barriers down cultures and re...

West Bengal: For Bengal, live fish & livelier bargain by Suman Chakraborti February 27, 2017   |  Source: The Times of India

This is sure to come as good news for the quintessential `maachhe-bhaate' Bengali household. A bigger supply of live fish, which would be easier on the wallet too, is set to hit city markets and its adjoining areas soon. In almost all markets, the price o...

Pakistan: How people from one Pakistan region came to dominate Dubai fish trade by hafaat Shahbandari February 27, 2017   |  Source: Gulf News

At Deira Fish Market, one of the busiest in the country, there is one thing common that binds most fish vendors, wholesalers, cutters and porters — they belong to one particular region in Pakistan and speak a unique tongue. What is stranger is the fact ...

Jammu and Kashmir: Fisheries Deptt stocks 60000 brown trout seeds in Bandipora February 27, 2017   |  Source: Kashmir Images

Fisheries Department today stocked 60000 brown trout seeds in two major streams—Arin and Madhomati in Bandipora to boost the trout fish production. Assistant Director Fisheries Sajjad Hussain said the step has been taken to increase the fish production ...

Assam: Chamaria fishery body adjudged first February 27, 2017   |  Source: Assam Tribune

The Chamaria Fishery Farmers Producers Organisation, Kamrup, secured the first position in the field of Farmers Producers Organisation by NABARD, Assam Regional Office. The organisation was promoted by an NGO North-east Welfare Development Society through...

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