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Vietnam and India fish farmers facing export crisis by Vince McDonagh March 25, 2020   |  Source: Fish Farmer Magazine

Farmed fish exporters in Vietnam are reporting a 50 per cent drop in contract orders due to the coronavirus crisis, the country’s seafood exporters association is reporting. Vietnam is one of the world’s major fish farming countries with large markets...

India: Uniform fishing ban Notification dated 20th March 2020 is online March 25, 2020   |  Source: Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Department of Fisheries

The President of India is pleased to impose a uniform ban on fishing by all fishing vessels in the Indian Exclusive Zone beyond territorial waters on the East Coast including Andaman & Nicobar Islands and West Coast including Lakshadweep Islands as per pe...

Amaravati: Officials told to ground 4 fishing harbour projects in Andhra Pradesh March 24, 2020   |  Source: The Hans India

Minister for Fisheries Mopidevi Venkata Ramana while reviewing the status of the proposed fishing harbours in the State under Sagarmala scheme, instructed the officials to ground the four fishing projects at Uppada in East Godavari, Vodarevu in Prakasam, ...

For first time in 77 years, Andaman and Nicobar Islands cut-off from the world over Coronavirus fears March 24, 2020   |  Source: News 18

For the first time since the national flag was hoisted at Port Blair by Subhash Chandra Bose on December 30, 1943, Andaman & Nicobar Islands have been completely cut off from the rest of the world for ‘non-residents’ and ‘mainland people’. The loc...

India’s seafood exports unlikely to achieve target as coronavirus hits many overseas markets by V Sajeev Kumar March 24, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line

India’s seafood exports could likely miss the $7-billion target this year, as the spread of Covid-19 has adversely impacted demand in many overseas destinations. The country shipped $6.73 billion (Rs.46,589 crore) worth marine products in 2018-19. “It...

Tamil Nadu: Steps being taken to rescue stranded fishers: Collector March 24, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Kanniyakumari collector has told the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court that steps are being taken to ensure the safety of nearly 860 Tamil Nadu fishermen stranded on islands in Iran owing to the COVID-19 outbreak. This the collector said in a status ...

Fishing harbours close, just a month’s stock left in Kerala March 24, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

In view of the lockdown from Monday midnight, fishing harbours in the district, including Munambam Harbour, will close down on Tuesday afternoon after the last of the boats return. The state government had directed cancellation of auctioning and asked th...

COVID-19: Odisha fishermen feel lockdown heat by Ashis Senapati March 24, 2020   |  Source: Down to Earth

The Odisha government’s decision to put 14 districts under lockdown till March 29 has dealt a blow to the fishing sector in the state. The districts under lockdown include Puri, Nayagarh, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore, Dhenkanal, Sambalpur an...

Salted fish to sustain food security in Pakistan's coastal communities March 24, 2020   |  Source: The International News

It is an ancient tradition among the coastal people, especially those residing on islands, to preserve fish by drying it under the sun and salting it for domestic consumption. In case the fishermen cannot go out to the sea due to weather conditions or som...

Importance of Fish & Fishery in Manipur March 24, 2020   |  Source: E-PAO

Manipur state is nestled in the Eastern-most corner of North-East India, covering a total area of 23,327 sq.km with suitable climate and soil condition for crop farming. Agriculture forms the back-bone of state’s economy, contributing 50-60% to the stat...

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