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Bangladesh: Capsized Bangladeshi trawler with 7 bodies found August 31, 2016   |  Source: Business Standard  | Copyright: 2015 Business Standard Private Ltd.

A capsized Bangladeshi trawler was found with seven bodies inside it from the core area of Sudarbans today. The trawler 'FB Noor Alam' had perhaps drifted into Indian waters and capsized during a heavy storm on August 8, West BengalUnited Fishermen Associ...

Bangladesh: The status of Sundarbans in the context of coastal agro-economy by Muhammad Abdul Mazid August 31, 2016   |  Source: The Financial Express  | Copyright: 2016. All rights reserved

Importance of agriculture in a developing economy like that of Bangladesh needs no elaboration. However, it seems worthwhile to point out that economic dependence on agriculture in terms of population has started declining. The number of persons engaged i...

Sri Lanka: Seven fishermen arrested off Pigeon Island by Melanie Santiago August 31, 2016   |  Source: News First  | Copyright: 2016 News 1st DIGITAL

Seven Sri Lankan fishermen were arrested for allegedly conducting illegal fishing activities in the northern off seas off Pigeon Island. The arrest was made by the Sri Lanka Navy in the Eastern Province.A dinghy, illegal fishing nets and other equipment u...

Pakistan: Engro, WWF-Pakistan enter into partnership August 31, 2016   |  Source: Business Recorder  | Copyright: 2016 Business Recorder.

Engro and the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan) have entered into a partnership for community development and fishery improvement. Aiming at providing alternative livelihoods to fishing communities and reducing harmful fishing practices, ...

Kerala: New fish species in Kerala waters by K.S. Sudhi August 31, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Fishery resources of Kerala have become richer with the addition of a new edible and economically important species. A Working Group of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), Kochi, has recently identified the establishment of Indian Chu...

Kerala: High wave surge possible along Kerala coast for 3 days due to spring tides by Laxmi Prasanna August 31, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India City  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Scientists have warned of the possibility of high wave surge and tidal flooding along the low lying areas of Kerala coast, particularly in the Southern districts of the State for the next three days. State Emergency Operations Centre (SEOC) and the Indian...

Tamil Nadu: Efforts on to include fishermen in Scheduled Tribes list August 31, 2016   |  Source: The New Indian Express  | Copyright: 2016, The New Indian Express.

The Tamil Nadu government has been taking steps to obtain Scheduled Tribes status for fishermen community, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said on Tuesday. Intervening during a debate on the demand for grants to Backward Classes, Most Backward Classes and ...

Andhra Pradesh: ‘Release whale sharks if netted’ August 31, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Highlighting the need for protecting the whale shark, District Collector H. Arun Kumar on Tuesday underscored the need for creating awareness among the stakeholders about the importance of safeguarding the Schedule-I animal from fishing nets and to allow ...

Assam: Lightning kills four fishermen August 31, 2016   |  Source: The Northeast Today  | Copyright: 2016-17 thenortheasttoday.com

In a tragic incident, four fishermen died after being struck by lightning on Dandua Beel (pond) in Morigaon district of the state on Tuesday. Three others who were also fishermen, were critically injured.Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal expressed grief o...

Himachal Pradesh: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister releases fisheries ‘Vision Document’ August 31, 2016   |  Source: The Statesman  | Copyright: 2015 The Statesman Limited.

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Monday released Fisheries Department’s ‘Vision Document’ at the state secretariat. Speaking at the occasion, Singh said the document will help to increase fish production in the state. "It would be ...

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