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Maldives: White Heat: The third global coral bleaching June 10, 2016   |  Source: The Indian Express  | Copyright: 2016 The Indian Express [P] Ltd.

The third global coral bleaching — after events in 1998 and 2010 — in less than two decades, and the longest and most severe so far, is laying waste thousands of square kilometres of unique oceanic ecosystems. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric A...

Myanmar: Taungthaman Lake to be restored June 10, 2016   |  Source: Eleven  | Copyright: 2016, Eleven Myanmar.

The Taungthaman Lake will be restored to its former glory, according to Dr Soe Than, the Mandalay Region minister for agriculture, livestock and irrigation. The water in the lake has been ruined by over two decades of fish farming. Regional authorities ha...

India: Port state measures crucial weapon to support world's first illegal fishing treaty June 10, 2016   |  Source: Merco Press  | Copyright: 1997 - 2016, MercoPress.

The Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (PSMA) adopted as an FAO Agreement in 2009 after a years-long diplomatic effort - is the first ever binding international treaty that focuses s...

Andhra Pradesh: Brisk business for fish sellers on Mrigasira Karti June 10, 2016   |  Source: The New Indian Express  | Copyright: 2016, The New Indian Express.

People in large numbers thronged fish markets to buy fish on the occasion of Mrigasira karti, making fish prices skyrocket on Wednesday. There is a popular belief that eating fish on Mrigasiri karti is good for health and also auspicious. As a result, fis...

Maharshtra: Smelly Sasson Docks set to get a Rs53 crore makeover by Aval Kulkarni June 10, 2016   |  Source: DNA  | Copyright: 2016 Diligent Media Corporation Ltd.

It is a bonanza for fish lovers with the state government deciding to give a face lift to the otherwise smelly Sasson Docks, one of the largest salt-water fish markets and landing harbours located in Colaba, with the setting up of fish restaurants and ret...

Maharashtra: Coastal road project yet to get CRZ nod from Centre by Alok Deshpande June 10, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The Maharashtra government’s dream to build a 30.07-km coastal road along the city’s western coastal stretch by 2019 seems a distant dream as the Central ministry is yet to give the mandatory Coastal Regulatory Zone (CRZ) clearance for the project. Th...

Sri Lanka: SL awaiting EU Council approval for lifting fisheries exports ban by Hiran H.Senewiratne June 09, 2016   |  Source: The Island  | Copyright: Upali Newspapers (Pvt) Ltd.

"Sri Lanka has now successfully reformed its fisheries governance system and we are waiting until the EU Council approval comes for lifting the ban on Sri Lanka's sea food exports to the EU, and we hope it would be a positive move, Attache Trade – EU Of...

India: Centre plans to install tracking devices on fishing vessels June 09, 2016   |  Source: The Indian Express  | Copyright: 2016, The Indian Express.

With Home Minister Rajnath Singh set to chair a meeting on coastal security with CMs of nine coastal states and four Union Territories in Mumbai on June 16, government sources said modalities of implementing a crucial project to install automatic identifi...

Goa: Dry fish tickling taste buds of Goans as it rains by Bhiva P Parab June 09, 2016   |  Source: The Navhind Times  | Copyright: www.navhindtimes.in 2011

With fishing ban coming into force in the state as the southwest monsoon approaches, and nearly 80 per cent of the trawlers calling off operations, there is a decline in the availability of fresh fish in the markets. Fish being an important part of diet o...

kerala: Unions raise stink over foreign fishing vessels by KPM Basheer June 09, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu Business Line.

Will high-tech foreign fishing vessels be allowed to continue to fish in India? Fishing trade unions suspect that an official proposal to prevent foreign vessels from plundering the fish in the country’s deep-sea region is being scuttled by vested inter...

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