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Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka success whets international appetite for mangrove conservation August 05, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India Home  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Sri Lanka's pioneering nationwide programme to save its damaged mangrove forests is bearing fruit a year on, prompting the US conservation group backing it to look for another island country to launch a similar effort. Duane Silverstein, executive directo...

Bangladesh: Robbery biggest hurdle for fishing in Bay by Sohrab Hossain August 05, 2016   |  Source: The Daily Star  | Copyright: 2016 / thedailystar.net

They defy the mysterious, uncertain sea, fighting against storms and huge waves to make a living by fishing in the sea, yet their biggest concern in the Bay of Bengal is not the natural elements but the robber gangs active there. Ten members of Master Bah...

Bangladesh: Government to introduce commercial farming of pearl across country August 05, 2016   |  Source: Business News 24 BD  | Copyright: BusinessNews24BD (Pvt) Ltd

The government’s dream of earning foreign currency through exporting pearl is going to be true as it has initiated a process of introducing large-scale commercial farming of the natural gem across the country, sources said.According to them, if every th...

India: India looks to raise marine fisheries production August 05, 2016   |  Source: World Fishing and Aquaculture  | Copyright: Mercator Media Ltd 2016

The Fishery Survey of India (FSI) is looking to upgrade its fleet of marine fisheries survey vessels after recently moving into a new headquarters building near to Sassoon Dock’s fishing boat harbour in Mumbai’s Colaba district in western India. Curre...

Maharashtra: Versova-Bandra sea link planned, bids floated by Ateeq Shaikh August 05, 2016   |  Source: DNA  | Copyright: 2016 Diligent Media Corporation Ltd.

Versova-Bandra Sea Link has been chosen over Coastal Road. The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) has floated bids to get international construction firms to do the job so that it can award the bid early next year. On Monday, the road ...

Maharashtra: 6 months on, Ministry of Environment and Forests yet to classify Kopri wetlands by Freny Fernandes August 05, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India City  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

After a delay of over six months, the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) is yet to survey and classify correctly the coastal regulatory zone (CRZ) status of the 20 hectare wetlands plot at Kopri. In fact, the MoEF has shirked off its responsibilit...

Goa: National Green Tribunal reserves judgment in Mormugao port trust dredging case August 05, 2016   |  Source: GOA COM  | Copyright: 2016@GOACOM.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has reserved its judgment in the complaint regarding capital dredging undertaken by Mormugao port trust (MPT) to facilitate entry of capesize vessels in Mormugao harbour, for which the channel needs to be deepened from th...

Kerala: Kerala Sastra Sahithya Parishad study on life of coastal area dwellers August 05, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The Kerala Sastra Sahithya Parishad (KSSP) conducted a two-day survey in coastal villages of the district to study the socio-economic life of the people there as part of preparing a report on the issues faced by fish workers and other people living in coa...

Kerala: Training programme August 05, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The Krishi Vigyan Kendra in Peruvannamuzhi, in association with the National Fish Development Board, Hyderabad, is organising a training programme on value added products from fish at the Kendra on August 18, 19 and 20. Those interested may register befor...

Tamil Nadu: Off-shore fish farm attracts farmers August 05, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The off-shore fish farm funded under the National Agriculture Development Programme and National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development schemes have been attracting farmers in the district. Under the NADP-sponsored programme, fish seed farm has been s...

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