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Bangladesh: Cyclone Roanu – holding on for life in Bangladesh by Rajib Bhowmick June 22, 2016   |  Source: The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Coastal communities in Bangladesh have a bittersweet relationship with the sea. It provides them with a source of income, yet it’s also responsible for their worst woes. Abu Saleh, 28, is a seasonal fisherman. He knows only too well how dangerous the se...

India: CIC notice to MoEF for not making Nayak Committee report June 22, 2016   |  Source: India Today  | Copyright: 2016 Living Media India Limited.

The Central Information Commission has issued a show cause notice to the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) for not making available the report of the Shailesh Nayak Committee, which had looked into issues raised by the states affected by CRZ rule...

India: RTI plea: It took Govt of India 16 months to disclose report recommending new coastal regulation norms June 22, 2016   |  Source: Counter View

Sixteen months after a Right to Information (RTI) application was filed, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has disclosed a copy of the “Report of the Committee to Review the Issues relating to the Coastal Regulation Zone, 2...

India: Shrimp exports face threat on rising rejections by US by Rajesh Ravi June 22, 2016   |  Source: The Financial Express  | Copyright: 2016 The Indian Express [P] Ltd.

A sudden spurt in refusal of Indian shrimp exports to the US due to antibiotic residues is hampering the seafood sector. In the first five months of the current year, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) refused 39 entry lines of shrimp fo...

Tamil Nadu: Two fishermen drown in sea June 22, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India City  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

A 45-year-old fisherman died after he drowned at sea near Madurandhakam on Sunday. Police said Kupusamy was fishing with three others when a high tide swept their boat, and Kupusamy was washed away. Police moved his body to the Madurandhakam government ho...

Assam, Kerala and Tamil Nadu: 19 Indian fishermen released from Diego Garcia June 22, 2016   |  Source: News Today  | Copyright: 2013, News Today

The 19 Indian fishermen, detained off the coast of British island Diego Garcia since 27 May for allegedly trespassing into its territorial waters, were released, Kerala government said here yesterday. Of the 19 fishermen detained in the island, 12 were fr...

India: Draft National Forest Policy sets up another battle over Forest Rights Act by Nitin Sethi June 21, 2016   |  Source: Business Standard  | Copyright: 2015, Business Standard Ltd.

The government has made public its draft National Forest Policy, to replace the one crafted in 1988. Incorporating consequences of climate change but entirely ignoring one of the three forest related laws, the Forest Rights Act, the policy brings new focu...

India: Letting them off easy by Manju Menon and Kanchi Kohli June 20, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) has issued a draft notification seeking to amend the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) of 2006, allowing those who violate this law to continue work with an Environment Supplement Plan (ESP)....

India: Govt plans to unleash 'Blue Revolution' by Vishwa Mohan June 20, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Laying roads for 'Blue Revolution' through an ambitious target, the Centre has decided to work for increasing the country's export earnings from fish and fish products from Rs 33,441 crore in 2014-15 to Rs 1,00,000 crore in the next five years. The agricu...

Goa: Cage fishing a lucrative option for traditional fishermen June 20, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India City  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Aquaculture can be an alternative to boost fish production in Goa and can also make underprivileged traditional fishermen self-sufficient, said officials from the department of fisheries, who are successfully carrying out sea cage fish breeding in the ope...

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