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Bangladesh Navy seizes four Sri Lankan multi-day trawlers, arrests 27 fishermen February 21, 2020   |  Source: Colombo Page

Bangladesh Navy has intercepted four Sri Lankan multi-day fishing trawlers in the country’s territorial waters and arrested the fishermen on board, the state TV Rupavahini reported. The four fishing trawlers and 27 fishermen on the boats have been taken...

Strengthening Myanmar-Sri Lanka Bilateral Relations: A Primer by Nathasha Fernando February 21, 2020   |  Source: The Diplomat

Sri Lanka-Myanmar relations date back to the 4th century through religious ties in the form of Buddhist monks visiting each other’s countries to explore Buddhist orthodox traditions. In the modern era, diplomatic relations have extended to trade, diplom...

Pinpoint crab breeding season to protect industry in Bangladesh February 21, 2020   |  Source: The Daily Star

A group of Khulna University scientists yesterday said the government should properly identify the peak breeding season of mud crabs based on scientific evidence, to protect mother crabs and halt the industry's decline. At present, harvesting crabs from t...

Maharashtra's Coastal Road: Worli Koliwada fishermen urge Aaditya to stop reclamation at Worli seaface February 21, 2020   |  Source: The Indian Express

Fearing risk to their livelihood, fishermen from Worli Koliwada have urged state Environment and Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray to stop reclamation at Worli seaface for the ambitious Coastal Road project until the Supreme Court gives its final judgmen...

Maharashtra's govt to destroy breeding centres of Thai Mangur fish February 21, 2020   |  Source: Outlook India

The Maharashtra government has launched a special drive to destroy the cultivation centres of the exotic Thai Mangur fish. The decision is outcome of a meeting held last week between fish traders and officials of the Maharashtra fisheries department heade...

Supreme Court admits petition challenging new rules for India's wetlands by Badri Chatterjee February 21, 2020   |  Source: Hindustan Times

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notices to the Centre admitting a plea challenging the constitutional validity of Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2017. The SC bench comprising justice Deepak Gupta and justice Aniruddha Bose issued notic...

Traditional fishermen in Goa have given a one-month deadline to implement ban on LED fishing February 21, 2020   |  Source: The Navhind Times

Traditional fishermen in the state have given a one-month deadline to the fisheries department to implement ban on LED fishing and bull trawling failing which they have threatened to launch an agitation against the department. Interacting with media perso...

Manipur on the move to conserve indigenous fish species February 21, 2020   |  Source: Eastern Mirror

Manipur’s Fisheries Minister N Kayisii said steps have been taken up to conserve indigenous fish species in the state. Replying to a question raised by opposition MLA K Ranjit Singh at the ongoing Budget Session on Wednesday, he said with non-availabili...

Punjab: Fish earn this farmer Rs 15 lakh per year by Neel Kamal February 21, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

A farmer from Badbar village in Barnala has been able to break the wheat-paddy crop cycle by opting for fish farming in 2016 and making a profit of nearly Rs 12 lakh in 2019. Sukhpal Singh (43) established two ponds on 6.5 acres in 2016, 2.5 acres on his...

Bangladesh: Sundarban: The curse of being a Tiger Widow February 21, 2020   |  Source: WION News

We know the history of Sundarbans tigers brutality. A women abandoned by her sons, shunned by her neighbours and branded a witch. Bengal tiger killed Mosammat Rashida’s husband and this was her crime. Women like her are ostracised in many rural villages...

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