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West Bengal: Coastal erosion threatens Indian Sundarbans by Meena Janardhan January 22, 2020   |  Source: Gulf Today

Local villagers have created a tall barrier of mud and rocks and the government of West Bengal has built a long concrete structure. But this has not prevented large-scale coastal erosion and sea-level rise day after day and year after year in the Indian p...

Maldives: Profitable avenues of Investment on the rise. Investors wanted! January 22, 2020   |  Source: The Edition

Apart from tourism, fishing is unarguably the most lucrative industry in the Maldives. Surrounded by the sea, the country is blessed with an abundance of marine life, and plenty of room for oceanic endeavours. Whilst Maldivians still primarily cast pole a...

Odisha: Seeks major carp cage culture increase January 22, 2020   |  Source: The Fish Site

The state has 138 reservoirs, comprising 200,000 hectares of water, and it is thought that it could produce a minimum 125,000 tonnes of fish from its eight largest reservoirs, although the current production volume is considerably lower and 50,000 tonnes ...

Karnataka: Why fisherfolk in Karnataka are protesting against the expansion of Karwar port January 22, 2020   |  Source: The News Minute

The fishing community in the coastal town of Karwar in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka has steadfastly opposed the expansion of the port in the town. On Thursday, January 16, the community spilled out onto the streets to agitate against the const...

Manipur: Biofloc technology: The new and improved technique in aquaculture January 22, 2020   |  Source: E-PAO

A three day training programme on fish farming using Biofloc Technology under the topic, "Biofloc technology and fish management" was kicked off at CAU HQs in Lamphel today. The training programme was organised by the Directorate of Extension Education, C...

Tamil Nadu: ‘Polluter’ Kamarajar Port asked to pay Rs 8 crore for violating norms by SV Krishna Chaitanya January 22, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

The southern bench of National Green Tribunal on Monday has lashed out at government-owned Kamajar Port Limited and North Chennai Thermal Power Station (NCTPS) for continuously violating environmental norms, thereby degrading Ennore ecosystem which is a c...

India: Snowfall decline reducing Himalayan glaciers’ mass January 22, 2020   |  Source: Pune Mirror

A joint study has revealed that an increase in rainfall is decreasing glacial ice Loss in snowfall due to an increase in rainfall is causing a reduction of glacial ice mass in the Himalayas, scientists have discovered. This was revealed by a joint study b...

Karnataka: Fishermen to get Kisan Credit Cards shortly, says Kota January 21, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Minister for Ports, Fisheries and Muzrai Kota Srinivas Poojary said here on Monday that about 23,000 fishermen, who will benefit from the State government’s decision to waive loans of up to Rs.50,000 from nationalised banks during 2017-19, will receive ...

Odisha: Bhitarkarnika National Park Declared Criticially Vulnerable Coastal Area January 21, 2020   |  Source: Odisha Bytes

Bhitarkanika National Park has become Odisha’s first Critically Vulnerable Coastal Area (CVCA) by the Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministry. The Ministry, in the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) notification accorded the tag to Bhitarkanika...

India: Waiving off oil, gas exploration clearance could’ve grave consequences January 21, 2020   |  Source: Down to Earth

The Centre’s decision on January 16, 2020, to waive off environmental clearance (EC) for onshore and offshore gas as well as oil exploration projects could have serious consequences, according to an expert from New Delhi-based non-profit Centre for Scie...

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