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West Bengal: Restore Forest Dwellers' Rights In Sundarban June 17, 2016   |  Source : Forestrights

Project Tiger has turned the forest dependent fishers, honey and fuel wood collectors and shell gatherers of Sundarban into trespassers in their own land. More than half of the total area under tiger project is completely closed to people and has been ...

Assam and Tamil Nadu: Rs 6.5 lakh needed for release of 19 fishermen from state, TN, Assam trapped in Diego Garcia June 17, 2016   |  Source: The New Indian Express  | Copyright: 2016, The New Indian Express.

THE 19 fishermen arrested in Diego Garcia have a to pay a fine of ` 6.5 lakh before a court there for their release. The fishermen, including six from Thiruvananthapuram, 12 from Tamil Nadu and one from Assam, were picked up by British Coast Guard for vi...

Arunachal Pradesh: KVK distributes 2.40 lakh fingerlings to farmers June 17, 2016   |  Source: The Arunachal Times  | Copyright: 2008 The Arunachal Times Publications Pvt. Ltd.

Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Lohit, Namsai distributed 2,40,000 fish seeds of Indian major carp and exotic carp to 67 fish farmers of 17 different villages under Namsai district. The fingerlings were distributed during a three days demonstration and on-farm...

Myanmar: Saving the Salween: Southeast Asia's last major undammed river by Tom Fawthorp June 16, 2016   |  Source: The Ecologist

The free-flowing Salween is the last big undammed river in Southeast Asia, home to a flurry of endangered species including tigers and clouded leopards, writes Tom Fawthrop in Hpa-an, Karen State, Myanmar. And thanks to support from both the indigenous Ka...

India: Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India has published the second draft Statement on the National policy on marine fisheries for feedback and comments from stakeholders, dated 15th June 2016 June 16, 2016   |  Source: DADF

Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India has published the second draft Statement on the National Policy on Marine Fisheries for feedback and comments from Stakeholders on June 15, 2016. The last date for providing feedback, cons...

Pakistan: Barren lands to be utilised for promotion of fisheries June 16, 2016   |  Source: Pakistan Observer  | Copyright: Pakistan Observer 2015.

Lahore—Director General Fisheries Punjab Iftikhar Ahmed Qureshi has said that Rs.632 million are being spent on the establishment of new hatcheries and nursery units to meet the growing demand of fish seed, besides the use of barren lands for fisheries ...

Maldives: Fishing gaps called malnutrition threat by Alvin Powell June 16, 2016   |  Source: Harvard Gazette  | Copyright: 2016 The President and Fellows of Harvard College

The world won’t be able to fish its way to feeding 10 billion people by mid-century, but a shift in management practices could save hundreds of millions of fish-dependent poor from malnutrition, according to an analysis led by Harvard researchers. At it...

Bangladesh: Film links melting glaciers, land loss in Bangladesh by Sebastien Malo June 16, 2016   |  Source: Reuters  | Copyright: 2016 Reuters

Melting ice in Antarctica puts as many as 30 million people in Bangladesh at risk of losing their homes over the coming century, according to a new documentary focused on the human cost of climate change. The film, "Thirty Million," made its premiere this...

India: Rajnath Singh to chair meeting of coastal states in Mumbai June 16, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Union home minister Rajnath Singh will chair a meeting of home ministers, chief secretaries and directors general of police of coastal states and Union territories here on Thursday. Union minister of state for home affairs Kiren Rijiju and senior officers...

India: 10 coastal police stations empowered to probe cases up to EEZ June 16, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

To end the ambiguity over jurisdiction in the wake of Italian marines case, 10 police stations located along India's coastline have been empowered to register and investigate crimes committed within the country's exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The Home Mi...

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