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Kerala: State’s 43 recommendations under active consideration October 11, 2019   |  Source: The Times of India

The Union ministry of fisheries has promised Kerala that the state’s recommendations would be considered to provide a strong foundation for the proposed Marine Fisheries (Regulation and Management) Bill 2019. The ministry had invited suggestions from al...

Goa: Fish testing lab: SGPDA reverts to old site of retail market October 11, 2019   |  Source: The Navhind Times

The chairman of South Goa Planning and Development Authority (SGPDA) Wilfred D’Sa on Thursday said that the fish testing laboratory will now be set up in SGPDA retail fish market areas, where it was first proposed by the Export Inspection Agency (EIA) t...

Pakistan: Fisheries Dept misses targets in south Punjab October 11, 2019   |  Source: Pakistan Today

Fisheries project development in ‘saline and brackish waters’ of southern Punjab by the Department of Fisheries Punjab could not achieve its stated targets despite completion of the project, whereas a high percentage of fish mortality (snakeheads/shri...

Tamil Nadu: Fisherman dies as lightning strikes boat October 11, 2019   |  Source: The Times of India

One fisherman died while another was rescued when lightning struck their boat while they were in sea off the Tuticorin shore on Thursday. police said that Joseph Stalin, 65, and Justin, 34, of Periyasamipuram village in Tuticorin district had gone fishing...

Bangladesh: A vital piece of Bangladesh’s Blue economy October 11, 2019   |  Source: Elets Online

The fisheries sector plays a vital role in the national economy of Bangladesh in terms of income-generation, employment opportunities and nutrition. However Blue Economy, which allows utilisation of marine environment and its resources in a sustainable ma...

Pakistan: Japan to assist in Pakistan’s development October 11, 2019   |  Source: The Express Tribune

Japan has strong brotherly and trade relations with Pakistan and it is willing to play its part in the development of Pakistan, said Japanese Ambassador to Pakistan Kuninori Matsuda. The ambassador was addressing the annual meeting of Pakistan-Japan Busin...

Myanmar: Auto ID system to be installed in coastal vessels and ports October 11, 2019   |  Source: Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar is planning to install Automatic Identification System (AIS) in its coastal vessels and fishing vessels by the end of 2021 to ensure the safety of its vessels, according to the Department of Marine Administration (DMA). “The AIS is an automatic ...

Goa: Govt pushes for CRZ-II option to protect tourism businesses October 11, 2019   |  Source: The Navhind Times

To protect tourism businesses along the coast, the state government has decided to push for notifying under the draft CRZ Notification, 2019 designated urban and coastal village panchayat areas, which currently come under CRZ-III as per the CRZ Notificati...

Tamil Nadu: Fishers get reprieve on use of high-power boats October 11, 2019   |  Source: The Indian Express

The Madras High Court on Thursday granted an interim stay on an order issued by the Fisheries department in Nagapattinam district to fishermen regarding the use of high-powered engines and also issued notices to the officials including the District Collec...

Tamil Nadu: Sri Lanka Navy arrests 7 Indian fishermen for violating maritime boundary by D Vincent Arockiaraj October 11, 2019   |  Source: The Times of India

The Sri Lankan navy on Wednesday night detained seven Tamil Nadu fishermen for fishing in the territorial waters of the island nation and seized two trawlers used by them. The detained fishermen have been identified as Rethinamani, 25, Murugan, 40, and Sa...

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