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Madhya Pradesh: Madhya Pradesh widens net to ramp up fish output by Ankur Sirothia February 27, 2017   |  Source: The Times of India

Realising that switching to hybrid makes sense for both growers and consumers in the state, fishermen welfare and fisheries development department has gone ahead with fish farming of popular varieties. The department intends to ramp up production of fish ...

Sri Lanka: Illegal fishing: The Sunday Times invokes RTI law to get to the bottom by S. Rubatheesan February 27, 2017   |  Source: The Sunday Times

As many as 641 permits were issued to foreign fishing vessels between 2012 and 2015 despite warnings by the European Union (EU) that many of them were engaged in illegal fishing practices which ultimately cost Sri Lanka a ban on exports, the first applica...

Odisha: Odisha hopeful of world heritage tag for Bhitarkanika National Park February 24, 2017   |  Source : Odisha TV

The Odisha government is hopeful of getting the Bhitarkanika National Park, the country’s second largest mangrove forest after the Sundarbans in neighbouring West Bengal, included in the list of Unesco World Heritage Sites. “A meeting of the Internati...

Goa: Advisory issued to segregate fishing boats from sport vessels February 24, 2017   |  Source: The Hans India

Goa Fisheries department has issued advisory to State Tourism department to segregate the conventional fishing boats from the water sports vessels, demarcating special area for them on the beaches. The advisory comes against the backdrop of the demand by ...

Myanmar: Government of Myanmar Unveils New Plan To Protect Marine Wildlife and Resources February 24, 2017   |  Source: News Wise

The Government of Myanmar and WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) announced today a comprehensive plan to protect the country’s diverse fisheries and marine life—including dolphins, sea turtles, and other species—and other marine resources. The plan...

Maharshtra: World’s tallest statue planned for Mumbai but traditional fishing communities claim it poses grave threat to their very existence February 24, 2017   |  Source: South China Morning Post  | Copyright: 2017, South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd.

A fitting tribute to a local legend or a grotesque misuse of money? The decision to build the world’s tallest statue just off Mumbai’s coast has divided the city. But within the traditional Koli community, which depends on fishing for livelihoods, som...

Goa: Work on wall along River Sal halted by Nisser Dias February 24, 2017   |  Source: The Times of India

A fisheries department project to construct a 400-metre-long wall along the mouth of the River Sal to regulate the flow of sand deposits has run into rough weather, with the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) issuing a stop-work order. Sources ...

Goa: Women fish vendors seek sops from govt by Nida Sayed February 24, 2017   |  Source: The Times of India

Women fish vendors hailing from different parts of Goa voiced concerns over lack of protective measures at a meet and called for transparency and accountability at all levels. Alleging lack of support from local administration in furtherance of their busi...

Bangladesh: WB comes to develop BD blue economy by Humayan Kabir February 24, 2017   |  Source: The Financial Express

The World Bank (WB) has come forward with money and mechanism to assist Bangladesh in tapping its maritime economic potential defined as 'blue economy'. Officials said Monday the Washington-based development financier has held out nearly US$200 million wo...

Bangladesh: PM Hasina says climate change is a threat to security by Sumon Mahbub February 24, 2017   |  Source: BD News24

She described how the effects of climate change are posing the security threat from regional to the global arena at a panel discussion titled 'Climate Security: Good COP, Bad Cops' during the 53rd Munich Security Conference on Saturday. "The world is now ...

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