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India: Rice-fish farming system in India is in urgent need of conservation and promotion by Ashish Mansharamani, Abhimanyu Shrivastava, Anukriti Choubey August 03, 2020   |  Source: Down to Earth

Rapid human population growth poses many challenges, especially food shortages, malnutrition, limited means of irrigation and shrinking land resources besides deteriorating environmental quality. Sustainable intensification of agricultural production syst...

Karnataka: Fishing sector takes a hit due to virus scare, labour shortage August 03, 2020   |  Source: Deccan Herald

The Covid-19 scare and non-availability of labourers have deeply affected the lives of people dependent on the fishing industry in the Udupi district. There are more than 1,700 mechanised boats in Malpe fisheries port. Thousands of people earn their livel...

Maharashtra: India: Low fish catch along India’s western coast hints at impacts of climate change by Kapil Kajal August 03, 2020   |  Source: Mongabay

Fish catch from the western coast of India has declined, according to the Marine Fish Landings Report 2019 by the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI). Climate scientists attribute this drop to the increasing pollution, global warming and a...

Bihar: The lack of government assistance to the boatmen, who were facing great hardships due to the coronavirus pandemic and floods in the state August 03, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

Mukesh Sahani, has expressed concern over the lack of government assistance to the boatmen, who were facing great hardships due to the coronavirus pandemic and floods in the state. National vice-president of VIP, Raj Bhushan Nishad, said on Sunday there w...

Kerala: Registration mandatory for migrant fishers August 03, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Following the demand put forth by various local self-government bodies, including the Kozhikode Corporation, the district administration has decided to introduce a proper mechanism to check the health condition of fishers who come back to the district fro...

Myanmar: Mon fishing industry awaits huge impacts as China pauses buying August 03, 2020   |  Source: Myanmar Times

The Mon State fisheries industry is at risk of stalling in the upcoming fishing season now that China has temporarily stopped importing, according to the Mon State Fisheries Federation. U Myint Soe, chair of the Mon Fisheries Federation, said China stoppe...

Bangladesh: Chandpur is a happy place for Hilsa trade. But fishermen lament shrinking catch from rivers by Meherun Nahar August 03, 2020   |  Source: BD News24

The fishermen complain that the nearby estuary of Padma and Meghna rivers is bereft of Hilsha. All the fish seen at the trading hub is captured at different points of the deep sea, not at the Padma-Meghna estuary. “There is hardly any Hilsa left in the ...

Sri Lanka: New assessment shows 74% of Sri Lanka’s freshwater fish threatened with extinction by Malaka Rodrigo August 03, 2020   |  Source: Mongabay

Surveys carried out in the early 1980s in the many reservoirs in Sri Lanka’s dry zone showed abundant populations of the red-fin labeo (Labeo lankae), an endemic species of frewshwater fish. Reports indicated the fish was also available at local fish ma...

Pakistan: Reaping the economic dividends of Mangrove conservation August 03, 2020   |  Source: Global Village Space

Pakistan is losing its natural resources and its wildlife. Deforestation and pollution within its rivers and oceans are leaving an underlying impact on its blue economy. This is, in turn, affecting the associated industries, livelihoods, and coastal lands...

Tamil Nadu: Fishermen demands decrease in diesel prices to meet COVID challenges August 03, 2020   |  Source: One News Page

Amid coronavirus induced lockdown, industries across country are facing hardships. Among this, the fishery industry suffered a major blow due to the pandemic. In context to this, fishermen association in Tamil Nadu's Rameswaram held an executive meetin...

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Years in Support of Small Scale Fishworkers (1986 - 2018)