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India: Fishing for better returns: Taking technology to shrimp farmers January 24, 2020   |  Source: The Economic Times

Whenever Sreeram Raavi visited his village in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh, he used to hear a constant complaint — shrimp yields were inconsistent, friends and relatives would say. This prompted Raavi, a software engineer who has designed semicondu...

India: Precision aqua tech gaining traction January 23, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line

Precision aquaculture technologies has started gaining traction with more Indian entrepreneurs venturing into the aquaculture ecosystem. “We witness a rising adoption of advanced technologies such as IoT, artificial intelligence, and satellite remote se...

Andhra Pradesh: Step up vigil along coast: Andhra Pradesh SP January 23, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

SP M Ravindranath Babu underlined the need to strengthen surveillance along the 127 km coastline of Krishna district to thwart any intrusion. He held a review meeting with marine and law and order police at Machilipatnam on Tuesday. The SP said awareness ...

Gujarat: Boat catches fire mid-sea; 6 fishermen rescued, one missing January 23, 2020   |  Source: Yahoo

A fisherman went missing, while six others were rescued after their boat caught fire and sank mid-sea off the Porbandar coast in Gujarat in the wee hours of Wednesday, an association said. The incident took place when the fishing boat, Dhananjay, from Van...

India: ICAR-CIFA organizes 3rd International Symposium on Genomics in Aquaculture (ISGA III) January 23, 2020   |  Source: Orissa Diary

The ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture in association with Association of Aquaculturists organized 3rd International Symposium on Genomics in Aquaculture during 21-23 January 2020 at its Kausalyaganga campus. The Institute had earlier organi...

Bangladesh: Making index-based flood insurance socially inclusive in Bangladesh: Challenges and options January 23, 2020   |  Source: Relief Web

Floods and other weather-related disasters plague farmers in Bangladesh, and climate change threatens to exacerbate these risks. At stake are the livelihoods of millions of small and marginal farmer households that are at risk of becoming further entrench...

India: Manhole work for submarine cable system violating CRZ rules? January 23, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

The ongoing manhole work on Marina beach for the 2,250-km Chennai-Andaman submarine cable system is violating Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) rules, it is alleged. On December 21 last year, Union Environment Ministry accorded CRZ clearance to Department of ...

World News: Hydropower Along the Mekong Continues to Threaten the Future of the River January 23, 2020   |  Source: Future Directions

Thailand plans to raise its concerns about erratic flows in the Mekong at the next meeting of the Mekong River Commission (MRC), the organisation that monitors the longest river in South-East Asia. In December, the MRC warned that flows in the Mekong coul...

World News: 2020 will shape the future of our blue planet January 23, 2020   |  Source: China Dialogue Ocean

Our house is on fire,” said Swedish activist Greta Thunberg at the beginning of 2019. Her statement resonated throughout the year, with temperature records broken in many countries, an unusually intense wildfire season in the Amazon, and the ocean conti...

Sri Lanka: Support from the Canadian Government to uplift Sri Lanka’s inland fisheries industry January 23, 2020   |  Source: Colombo Page

The Canadian government has agreed to further enhance Sri Lanka’s inland freshwater fisheries industry, state media reported. The support to uplift the inland fisheries industry was announced during a meeting held between Minister Douglas Devananda and ...

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