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Sri Lanka: To strengthen security to block Indian fishermen September 10, 2020   |  Source: MENAFN

Sri Lanka is to strengthen security in the Northern seas to block Indian fishermen from poaching in Sri Lankan waters. Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian Charles Nirmalanathan raised concerns in Parliament today of an increase in poaching by In...

India: ICAR-CIFRI, IFSI and PFGF to jointly organise a Global Webinar for Understanding & Managing Small Scale Fisheries September 10, 2020   |  Source: UNI India

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in association with Inland Fisheries Society of India (IFSI) and Professional Fisheries Graduate Forum (PFGF) is organising a global webinar for understanding and managing small scale fisheries on “Small Sc...

Sri Lanka: Fishermen left hanging onto overturned boat for hours until rescued by Navy by Zulfick Farzan September 10, 2020   |  Source: News First LK

The two men aged 55 & 45, were returning to shore after setting out to sea from Kalutara North when their boat overturned just two kilometers away from the beach, on Wednesday (09) morning. “They were 08 to 09 nautical miles from shore and were provided...

India, Nepal and Bhutan: Iconic fish species in Himalayan rivers could be in danger as climate change causes 26% habitat loss September 10, 2020   |  Source: Business Insider

Snow trout, the iconic cold water fish species found in Himalayan rivers, would lose their habitat by 16 per cent in the next 30 years and by over 26 per cent by 2070, a new climate change study by the government's Wildlife Institute of India has found.Th...

Assam: APART takes Initiative to Popularise Freshwater Prawn Culture September 09, 2020   |  Source: Guwahati Plus

Under the World Bank aided Assam Agri-Business and Rural Transformation Project (APART), the Department of Fisheries, Assam has started freshwater prawn polyculture demonstrations with the technical support of World Fish, Malaysia. The demonstration will ...

Bangladesh: 439 tonnes of rice allocated for fishermen in Rangamati, Khagrachhari September 09, 2020   |  Source: The Financial Express

The government has allocated 439.12 metric tonnes of rice under the Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) programme to assist the families of fishermen who maintain livelihood by catching fish from the Kaptai Lake and refrained from fishing in the area during th...

Sri Lanka: Oceanpick donates sea bass fingerlings in support of smallholder fishing communities September 09, 2020   |  Source: Daily FT

In an effort to bolster national fish production as well as to improve the livelihoods and food security initiatives of smallholder farmers in Sri Lanka, Oceanpick Ltd., South Asia’s pioneering oceanic farming operator, recently distributed free fingerl...

Karnataka: Full-fledged fishing yet to commence September 09, 2020   |  Source: Deccan Herald

Shortage of labourers, inclement weather and poor financial condition of boat owners have prevented commercial marine fishing from achieving its full potential since the start of the fishing season from September 1. According to the statistics available w...

Goa: Increase in plastic trash landing in fishing nets worries fishermen September 09, 2020   |  Source: Herald

The increasing amount of plastic trash getting caught in the fishing nets along with the fish is giving hard times to the fishermen of Goa. The fisher folk say many times plastic and fish land in equal measure in their nets and they have to spend extra ti...

Goa: Unusual sea surge keeps fishermen on toes in Benaulim by Nisser Dias September 09, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

An unusual swelling of the sea at around noon on Monday posed a challenge to traditional fishermen at Benaulim who attempted to pull their canoes onto the shore while they were being dangerously tossed around by large waves. The Indian National Centre for...

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