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Andhra Pradesh: Two fishermen leaders held for clashes in Visakhapatnam by Siva G January 06, 2022   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2022 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Coastal police arrested two fishermen leaders for their alleged involvement in setting fishing boats on fire in the Bay of Bengal. Government authorities are now trying to pacify the traditional fishermen and also the ring net fishermen who chased each ot...

Tamil Nadu: Sri Lanka court releases 13 Indian fishermen by Meera Srinivasan January 06, 2022   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2022, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

A Sri Lankan court in the northern Mannar district on Wednesday ordered the release of 13 Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu who were in custody following arrest on charges of illegal fishing. “Happy to learn from our lawyer in Mannar that 13 Indian fishe...

Bangladesh: Shrimp exports grow, but so do worries January 06, 2022   |  Source: The Business Standard

Despite the spectre of the Omicron hanging over their heads, shrimp exporters have been all smiles in the first six months of the fiscal year 2021-22 (July-December) as the value of exports have grown by 38.23% compared to the same period last year. Accor...

Bangladesh: Country's seaweed is a goldmine waiting to be tapped: FM January 06, 2022   |  Source: The Independent BD

Bangladesh sees huge commercial potential of marine “Seaweed” and its domestic use reducing import dependency and its subsequent export to global market, according to latest research. The research has identified five industrial applications of certain...

Tamil Nadu: Fishermen oppose amendments to Coastal Regulation Zone notification, cite damage to ecosystem, community displacement January 06, 2022   |  Source: The New Indian Express

The fisherfolk have strongly objected to the draft notification issued by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) on November 1 to make amendments into the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification, 2019. The ministry had propo...

Tamil Nadu: Madras HC asks Centre to continue efforts for release of 68 fishermen from Sri Lanka January 05, 2022   |  Source: United News of India

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Friday asked the Centre to continue efforts through the diplomatic channel with Sri Lankan government for the release of 68 fishermen, who were arrested for fishing in the Island nation's territorial waters. ...

Meghalaya: East Khasi Hills admin prohibits use of fishing nets in rivers January 05, 2022   |  Source: The News Mill  | Copyright: 2015-2022 HeyNortheast Media Private Limited

The East Khasi Hills district administration in Meghalaya on January 3 prohibited the use of explosives, fishing nets, poisonous chemicals and other destructive fishing practices at Umngot, Umlow and Umngi rivers. “I hereby prohibit the illegal killing ...

Pakistan: Efforts to promote prawn farming discussed January 05, 2022   |  Source: Dawn  | Copyright: 2022, Dawn

Measures to promote prawn farming were discussed at a workshop which ended in Multan on Wednesday. The workshop was held under the auspices of the Fisheries Development Board, Ministry of National Food Security and Research. A numbers of fish farmers part...

Maharashtra: Why fisherfolk are opposing Mumbai’s coastal road project by Kiran Tare January 05, 2022   |  Source: India Today  | Copyright: 2022 Living Media India Limited.

Fisherfolk staying in Worli area of Mumbai are vehemently protesting against the city’s first coastal road being constructed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) as they feel the infrastructure project is going to ruin their business. Some co...

Goa: State govt submits draft CZMP January 05, 2022   |  Source: Herald Goa

The State government has finally submitted the draft Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) to the National Coastal Zone Management Authority (NCZMA) with five recommendations including removal of the port limits and the structures in the final CZMP Notifica...

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