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Bangladesh: Sundarbans fire under control May 02, 2016   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune  | Copyright: 2016 Dhaka Tribune

The fire that erupted in Tultala area of Chandpai range of the Sundarbans in Sarankhola upazila on Wednesday afternoon finally came under control yesterday. Bagerhat Fire Station deputy assistant director Mohammad Manikuzzaman said the fire was totally un...

Sri Lanka: 1200 Lankan fishermen held in five years May 02, 2016   |  Source: Times Online  | Copyright: 2015 Wijeya Newspapers Ltd.

About 1,000 Sri Lankan fishermen were arrested by the Coast Guard in the last five years on charges of illegally entering and fishing in Indian waters, a senior official said on Thursday. A total of 1,205 Sri Lankan fishermen and 241 fishing boats were ar...

India: GPS mask created for fishermen May 02, 2016   |  Source: DNA India  | Copyright: 2016 Diligent Media Corporation Ltd.

Against the backdrop of several cases wherein the Indian fishermen cross international borders while sailing, an NGO named Work In India, along with Kinetic India, has launched a device called Mukhota, which is a mask enabled with GPS. The mask will allow...

Odisha: Traditional fishermen struggle during ban May 02, 2016   |  Source: The New Indian Express  | Copyright: 2016, The New Indian Express.

The traditional fishermen of Balasore district find themselves in deep waters after the Government restricted entry of country boats into the sea besides mechanised vessels and trawlers to facilitate fish breeding process. The two-month restriction began ...

Tamil Nadu: Tamil Nadu fishermen return from Iranian jail May 02, 2016   |  Source: Deccan Chronicle  | Copyright: 2015 Deccan Chronicle.

Four fishermen from Tamil Nadu, who were detained by Iranian authorities since February 6 after they reportedly crossed the border in international waters while fishing for a firm in Dubai, returned to Chennai on Sunday. The 4 fishermen from Kadiapattinam...

Kerala: Kerala fish catch drops by 16 per cent: CMFRI May 02, 2016   |  Source: Mathrubhumi  | Copyright: Mathrubhumi 2016.

The fish catch in Kerala has dropped by 16 per cent, according to the study conducted by Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), Kochi. The study found that the fish landings in Kerala dropped to 4.82 lakh tonnes in 2015 against 5.76 lakh ton...

Goa: No proper mechanism to check seaworthiness of fishing trawlers by Abdul Wahab Khan May 02, 2016   |  Source: The Navhind Times  | Copyright: www.navhindtimes.in 2011

The state government, which claims to have been promoting fishing activities in the state, seems to be ignoring the most important aspect relating to safety of the fishing trawlers and its crewmembers. The fisheries department has no norms to make it mand...

Goa: GRE slams MoEF for proposing to let shacks stay all year long May 02, 2016   |  Source: Herald  | Copyright: M/s Herald Publications Pvt Ltd.

Goenchea Ramponkarancho Ekvott (GRE) has slammed the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests for proposing to amend the CRZ laws concerning shacks. “We wonder what logic was applied by the Central government while inserting this ghastly clause in the ...

Maharashtra: Bombay HC directs demolishment of Adarsh society, says it was illegally constructed May 02, 2016   |  Source: First Post  | Copyright: 2014 Firstpost

In an order that will send shock waves through Maharashtra politics, the Bombay High Court on Friday directed the demolition of the controversial Adarsh Society in the plush Cuffe Parade area of Mumbai. While giving the direction, the high court upheld an...

Jharkhand: Fish farmers count losses as waterbodies dry up May 02, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Nagendra Mahato, a fish farmer in Ranchi district's Rahe block, is worried as ponds are drying up owing to the long dry spell. Mahato rears fish in a pond spread over an acre and his annual turnover is around Rs 1 lakh. But this time, Mahato is worried th...

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