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West Bengal: Bengal: Tiger kills migrant worker turned fisherman in Sunderbans August 03, 2020   |  Source: India Blooms

Many migrant workers, who lost their jobs amid lockdown, have turned to fishing to earn money, but owing to lack of survival skills in the dense mangrove forests they are becoming an easy pray for the tigers prowling the Sunderbans in the South 24 Pargana...

Assam: Supporting Communities Affected by Floods August 03, 2020   |  Source: Relief Web

Lives and livelihoods of communities across South Asia have been devastated by the recent floods, adding to the miseries of people already dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. In India’s northeastern state of Assam, more than 30 lakh (3 million) people a...

Pakistan: Fish exports climb by 10 per cent July 31, 2020   |  Source: The Nation

The exports of fish and fish preparations during the month of June 2020 increased by 9.98 per cent as compared to the exports of same month of last year. The fish exports during June 2020 were recorded at $33.234 million in June 2020 against the exports o...

Maldives: Launches 9 development projects from $5.6 million Indian grant July 31, 2020   |  Source: Business Standard

The Maldives on Tuesday launched nine community-based development projects, including a bottled water plant, which will use a $5.6 million grant from the Indian government. Speaking at the launch, Indian High Commissioner Sunjay Sudhir said the projects a...

Bangladesh: Fish could be second highest export earning source for Bangladesh July 31, 2020   |  Source: Daily Industry

Experts said fish farming could be the second largest export sector after textile in Bangladesh, if the proper guidelines should be followed. Despite Bangladesh ranked third in producing fish from inland waterbodies and fifth in fish farming, the country ...

Bangladesh: A Quarter of Bangladesh Is Flooded. Millions Have Lost Everything by Somini Sengupta and Julfikar Ali Manik July 31, 2020   |  Source: The New York Times

Torrential rains have submerged at least a quarter of Bangladesh, washing away the few things that count as assets for some of the world’s poorest people — their goats and chickens, houses of mud and tin, sacks of rice stored for the lean season. It i...

Sri Lanka: Japan gives Rs500mn worth canned fish for Sri Lanka school meals July 31, 2020   |  Source: Economy Next

Japan has donated 388 tonnes of canned worth 300 million yen (519 million rupees_ for Sri Lanka’s school meals scheme for the next two years, which is supported by the World Food Program. The canned fish came from areas Sri Lanka had supported during an...

Kerala: Fishing activities in State to resume from August 5 with riders July 31, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Fishing activities along Kerala shores will be allowed to resume from August 5 subject to stringent conditions, given the worsened COVID-19 scenario in the State. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting convened by Fisheries Minister J. Mercykutty ...

Goa: Govt to draft special SOP to monitor fish-related activities across jetties July 31, 2020   |  Source: Herald

Ahead of new fishing season from August 1, the Fisheries Department is set to draft a special SOP to monitor fish-related activities across all the jetties as a precautionary measure in the wake of COVID-19. Fisheries Minister Filipe Neri Rodrigues on Wed...

Assam and Bihar: Six Dead, Over 55 Lakh Affected in Floods July 31, 2020   |  Source: The Wire

Six people died in Assam and Bihar on Wednesday due to floods which have affected over 55 lakh people in the two states, while heavy rains lashed parts of Kerala inundating low lying areas and partially disrupting rail and road traffic. The India Meteorol...

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