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India: India ranked fifth in terms of bio-capacity, says study October 28, 2016   |  Source: Business Standard  | Copyright: 2015 Business Standard Private Ltd.

The WWF's Living Planet Report 2016 has ranked India fifth in terms of bio-capacity - an ecosystem's capacity to produce resources such as food, fibre and renewable raw materials and absorb carbon dioxide. While Indians have a low personal carbon footprin...

Assam and West Bengal: Bengal traders throng Dhubri markets for ‘hilsa’ October 28, 2016   |  Source: The Assam Tribune

With the price of hilsa fish dropping drastically in the fish markets of Dhubri district, the traders from neighbouring West Bengal are thronging the markets in great numbers. The price of the ‘King of Fish’ has hit all time low in the markets of the ...

Kerala: Minister promises rehab of coastal erosion victims October 28, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India City  | Copyright: 2016 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

The woes of fishermen families languishing at Valiyathura Govt Regional Technical and Vocational Fisheries High School due to coastal erosion will soon be over. Fisheries minister Mercykutty Amma promised to complete the rehabilitation process within the ...

Bangladesh: UNESCO urges Bangladesh to cancel or relocate Sundarbans coal plant by Shreya Dasgupta October 28, 2016   |  Source : Mongabay News  | Copyright: 2015 Mongabay.com

Bangladesh is planning its biggest power plant yet — a 1320 megawatt coal-fired power plant, slated to be built very close to the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest and a World Heritage Site. But conservation groups, environmentalists and...

Andhra Pradesh: Solar dryers for fisherwomen soon October 28, 2016   |  Source: The New Indian Express  | Copyright: New Indian Express. 2016

Solar powered fish dryers would be given to the four cooperative societies of fisherwomen each whose members eke out their living by drying fish, announced collector Pravin Kumar here on Thursday.At a special meeting held to discuss the issues pertaining ...

India: Indian Ocean nations set guidelines on maritime security by Fedina S. Sundaryani October 28, 2016   |  Source: The Jakarta Post  | Copyright: 2016 PT.

Twenty-one nations bordering the Indian Ocean, comprising African, Asian and Oceanic states as part of an international organization, now have guidelines for maritime safety and security and five other priorities. The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) C...

India: South Africa detains Indian shrimp consignments for presence of Cholera bacteria by Nirmalya Behera October 28, 2016   |  Source: Business Standard  | Copyright: 2015 Business Standard Private Ltd.

Marine exporters, especially from the west coast, are worried a lot as shrimp containers are detained at South African ports for detection of cholera bacteria in consignments from India.Sources said, about 100 containers are detained at the South African ...

Odisha: 2 fishermen held on trespassing charges October 28, 2016   |  Source: indiatoday.in  | Copyright: 2016 Living Media India Limited.

Kendrapara (Odisha), Oct 25 (PTI) Two inland fisherman were today taken into custody for trespassing and carrying out illegal fishing in prohibited water-body corridors of Bhitarkanika National Park in Odishas Kendrapara district. A patrol squad of offici...

Karnataka: Kochi officials yet to trace origin of toxic fish heads October 28, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India City  | Copyright: 2016 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

The Marine Products Exports Development Authority (MPEDA) has still not traced the exact location of the the red snapper fish catch. More than a hundred persons including workers fell sick after consuming fish heads in Ullal recently, which was caught by ...

Bangladesh: Who cares about Sundarbans? October 28, 2016   |  Source: Business News 24 BD  | Copyright: BusinessNews24BD (Pvt) Ltd

Floating down the Pasur river on a boat from Mongla towards Khulna any day, a visitor will come across hundreds of barges and launches anchored along the river banks. Thick steel pipes fixed to powerful pumps in these vessels disgorge silt and sand from t...

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