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Pakistan: Support the fisheries October 09, 2019   |  Source: The International News

Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi has now been in office for over one year. Yet, during this time he has visited the fisheries only once and also only once did he meet with the representatives of the Sindh Trawler Owners and Fishermen...

India WTO fisheries talks this week to bridge differences by Amiti Sen October 09, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line

World Trade Organisation member countries will meet again this week in Geneva to take forward the discussions on curbing fisheries subsidies that has divided participants over its scope, coverage and exemptions and rendered the Negotiating Group on Rules ...

Odisha: Three fishermen missing after trawler capsizes in Odisha's Mahanadi River October 09, 2019   |  Source: News 18

At least three fishermen went missing after their fishing trawler capsized in the Mahanadi river mouth in Paradip coast here on Tuesday, police said. The incident took place close to the Nehru Bangala when the small trawler carrying five fishermen was ret...

Myanmar: Marine export earnings hit over 728 m USD October 09, 2019   |  Source: Eleven Myanmar

In 2018-2019 fiscal year, Myanmar earned 728.257 million US dollars from exports of 583,676.354 metric tons of marine products, according to Myanmar Fishery Federation. From April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019, the sector earned 720.02 million USD from export...

India: Fishers to flag livelihood issues at talks on draft Bill October 09, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

The National Fishworkers’ Forum (NFF), a federation of State-level organisations in the fisheries sector, is preparing to step up pressure on the Centre to address the livelihood issues faced by the fishermen community across the country. On the eve of ...

Karnataka: Sharavathi project could sink Deccan Mahseer October 09, 2019   |  Source: Deccan Herald

The near-endangered Deccan Mahseer, recently declared state fish, may have a new threat: the Sharavathi pumped storage project. The project, which has run into controversy over the proposal to set up power generators in the fragile Western Ghats, could al...

India and Bangladesh: Sign MoU for setting up a coastal surveillance system radar in Bangladesh October 08, 2019   |  Source: Economic Times

India and Bangladesh on Saturday inked a important MoU that will enable Delhi to set up a coastal surveillance system radar in Bangladesh besides deciding to further expand connectivity network corridors boosting Delhi's Indo-Pacific strategy with Dhaka e...

Nepal: India agrees to allow Nepal to use three inland waterways by Rajesh Khanal October 08, 2019   |  Source: The Kathmandu Post

India has agreed in principle to allow landlocked Nepal to use three inland waterways, thus expanding its transit options to the sea. Nepal can even operate its own vessels on the Ganges River that runs parallel to the southern border, the Ministry of Ind...

Andhra Pradesh: Brood bank to come up at Kadiyam in Rajamahendravaram October 08, 2019   |  Source: The Hans India

Fisheries Department is initiating steps to improve fish production in East Godavari district and as part of it arranging brood bank in Kadiyam in the place of existing fish production centre which has not been functioning for several months now. Accordin...

Maharashtra: Fishermen demand: Subsidy payment and jetty in Versova October 08, 2019   |  Source: The Indian Express

In the run-up to the assembly elections, fishermen in Versova village are ready with their demands. Right on top of their list is that they be immediately paid their pending subsidy on diesel for the last 24 months. Sitting by his boat supervising men ...

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