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Bangladesh: Will decommissioning of Farraka Barrage help Bangladesh cut losses? by Tarek Mahmud and Mahadi Al Hasnat February 24, 2017   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune

The barrage issue became talk of the town after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of the Indian state of Bihar recently urged the country’s central government to decommission the controversial barrage. According to Indian media reporters Nitish renewed the ...

Maldives: 2016 El Nino led to enormous coral death in Maldives February 24, 2017   |  Source: The New Indian Express  | Copyright: New Indian Express.2017

Increased surface ocean temperatures during the strong 2016 El Nino led to a major coral die-off in the Maldives, and this has caused reef growth rates to collapse, says a study. "A very major concern now is how quickly these reefs might recover. Recovery...

Maldives: Indian Ocean States Move to Avert Tuna Stocks Depletion by Sylivester Domasa February 24, 2017   |  Source: All Africa  | Copyright: 2017 All Africa

Tuna Fisheries are to feature prominently in future as the South West Indian Ocean (SWIO) Commission now moves to adopt a draft protocol on access to fishing grounds by foreign vessels, all intended to establish a common access regime of tuna and tuna-lik...

Pakistan: Sindh Peoples Caravan: Protect Our Rivers and Delta by Muhammad Ali Shah & Dr. Aly Ercelan February 23, 2017   |  Source : International Rivers

Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum works for the advancement of the social, economic, cultural and political rights of fishing and peasant communities in Pakistan. With over 70,000 members and a 16-year history, PFF is one of the biggest social movements in the co...

India: CMFRI brief throws light on ‘fishy’ method by V. SAJEEV KUMAR February 23, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line

The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has recommended guidelines for fishing using lights on Indian waters. This comes against the backdrop of conflict between traditional fisherfolk and operators of light fishing units on this age-old f...

Tamil Nadu: Poompuhar fishing harbour begins to take shape by M. Balaganessin February 23, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2017, The Hindu.

Work on the construction of a fishing harbour at Poompuhar, which suffered a setback due to various reasons, including the impact of the North-East monsoon in 2015, has resumed and is being implemented in full swing. It was a long-felt need of the fisherm...

Odisha: HC notice over CRZ violation during water sports in Odisha’s Chandrabhaga February 23, 2017   |  Source : Odisha Sun Times  | Copyright: Eastern Media Limited

he Orissa High Court has served notices to the Centre, State and nine private firms seeking replies against alleged use of Chandrabhaga coast in Odisha’s Puri district for water sports in violation of Coastal Regulatory Zone (CRZ) rules. A division b...

Bangladesh: Hilsa abundant during off-season February 23, 2017   |  Source: Prothom Alo

Hilsa, arguably the most delicious fish in Bangladesh, is being caught abundantly in coastal rivers though it is an off-season for such huge catches.This off-season practice has been prevalent for the past 2-3 years as fishermen embark on catching hilsa u...

Manipur: Manipur woman traders want their shops repaired soon February 23, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The politics in poll-bound Manipur may revolve around the economic blockade, but women traders of Mother’s Market here want their shops damaged in an earthquake a year ago to be repaired soon.For empowermentMother’s Market or ‘Ima Kheitel’ in Mani...

Odisha: Jamir said that Odisha Fisheries Policy, 2015 was being implemented to double fish production in the state in five years February 23, 2017   |  Source: DNA India

implemented to double fish production in the state in five years. Sea food export touched Rs 1791.81 crore during 2015-16 and the state government had set a target of Rs 20,000 crore worth export in coming years.He said during 2017-18 average milk product...

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