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Bangladesh: Government grants permission for vannamei pilot farms February 10, 2020   |  Source: Seafood Source

The Bangladeshi government has decided to allow two pilot projects to farm vannamei in the country, following several requests from local companies for more than a decade, the New Age reported on 30 January. One project will be undertaken by the non-gover...

Pakistan: Shortcomings in marine fisheries sector February 10, 2020   |  Source: Pakistan Observer

Fisheries, like agriculture, are also a part of the primary sector; therefore along with its counterpart, fisheries also play a crucial role in enhancing the economies of developing countries. In Pakistan, over a million people look to the seas for susten...

Myanmar: Fisheries Management: A Possible Venue for Navigating Fisheries Conflicts in the Indian Ocean February 10, 2020   |  Source: News Security Beat

A significant increase in fisheries-related conflicts in the Indian Ocean since 2000 is heightening regional tensions. These conflicts have ranged from purely verbal and diplomatic disputes to armed attacks on fishing vessels by coast guards and navies. T...

Tamil Nadu: Evict fish sellers from Loop Road, says HC February 10, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

The Madras High Court on Thursday directed Chennai Corporation Commissioner, as well as the Commissioner of Police to crack down on fishermen families that sell seafood by squatting on the pavement on the landside of the 2.5-km Loop Road along Marina beac...

Himachal Pradesh: Himachal gets record fish price from Pong reservoir February 10, 2020   |  Source: Outlook India

Himachal Pradesh has achieved a record price of fish harvested from the Pong Dam reservoir at Rs 266 per kg in the last fiscal, the highest among large reservoirs in the country, the government said on Sunday. The Pong reservoir with a catchment area of 1...

Andhra Pradesh: Dwindling catch spurs westward migration of north AP fishermen February 10, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

To reach the shores of the Bay of Bengal, B Laxman must walk only half-a-kilometre from his single-storey house in D Matchylesam village in Srikakulam district. Yet the sea has little to offer the fisherman who migrates with his neighbours to Gujarat ever...

Bangladesh: Focus on harnessing blue economy‚Äôs potential by Doulot Akter Mala February 07, 2020   |  Source: The Financial Express

The proposed marine fisheries act has focused on the blue economy with incorporating a number of issues including mariculture. Its new provision will also empower the government to check illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing vessels, both loca...

Myanmar: Villages eaten by the tide on the Gulf of Mottama by KONRAD STAEHELIN February 07, 2020   |  Source: Frontier Myanmar

For more than a century, a monastery built of rendered brick stood in the centre of Ta Dar U village, about 50 kilometres southeast of Bago. Today, the foundations and parts of the wall are all that remain. Gone, too, are the more than 1,000 people who on...

Sri Lanka: Project to produce fish feed in the country launched February 07, 2020   |  Source: Colombo Page

Sri Lanka Ministry of and Aquatic Resources Development today launched a project to produce fish feed required for the aquaculture industry within the country. Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Douglas Devananda and State Minister...

Sri Lanka: Where mangroves were destroyed, fishing yields plummeted: Fishermen and their families faced starvation by Sarah Lazarus and Jon Jensen February 07, 2020   |  Source: Edition

On December 26, 2004, a cataclysmic tsunami struck the coasts of countries in South and Southeast Asia. Sri Lanka was one of the worst affected nations -- the wall of water devastated the island's southern and eastern coasts. However, the tsunami's impact...

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