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India: Soon, genome sequencing of Indian oil sardine January 21, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

The whole genome sequencing (WGS) of the Indian oil sardine is likely to be released this year by the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI). This will help researchers understand sardine behavior, which is probably leading to falling marine ...

Chhattisgarh: Abandoned mine turns as livelihood source for poor tribals January 21, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Surajpur district, in north Chhattisgarh, has taken an innovative route as an effective solution to a vexed issue of several abandoned mines lying idle without any reclamation process undertaken. One such deserted mines of the Coal India Ltd (CIL) at Kena...

Bangladesh: 'The river is our home': Bangladeshi boatmen mourn their receding waters January 21, 2020   |  Source: The Guardian

Holding his downturned palm level with his waist, Musana Robi Das indicates how tall he was when he started working on Bangladesh’s rivers. As a child he helped his father ferry villagers across local waterways. Now a tall and spindly 50-year-old, he ha...

Bangladesh: 26 Indian fishermen detained for intrusion in Bagerhat January 21, 2020   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune

Bangladesh Navy detained 26 Indian fishermen, and seized two fishing trawlers that were fishing illegally inside Bangladeshi maritime boundary in Bagerhat. The identities of the detained are yet to be confirmed. A team of navy arrested 26 Indian fisher...

Sri Lanka: Several regulations for fisheries industry to be presented to parliament next week January 21, 2020   |  Source: Adaderana

Nine regulations under the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Act including the prohibition on disposal of industrial or domestic effluent directly or indirectly to Sri Lanka Waters will be taken up for debate in Parliament on 21st January 2020. These r...

Maharashtra: G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture organises a cleanup drive at Worli Koliwada January 21, 2020   |  Source: Indulge Express

If you have watched Coldplay and Beyoncé's Hymn For The Weekend music video, you must have seen Mumbai’s Worli Koliwada, one of the earliest fishing villages in Mumbai where the video was shot. The land is also said to be one of the original seven isla...

World News: UN Convention on Biodiversity Proposes Protection of at Least 30 Percent of the Planet by 2030 January 20, 2020   |  Source: National Geographic

Today, the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity released its ‘zero draft’ text proposal for a post-2020 global biodiversity framework. Featured in the text is a target to protect at least 30% of the planet — land and sea — by 2030. T...

India: How conscious choices made by consumers could protect both fish and fishermen January 20, 2020   |  Source: Scroll.In

Eco India, Episode 56: How conscious choices made by consumers could protect both fish and fishermen. Full video is available at: https://youtu.be/JMPZWFjB8wk

India: Govt drafting fisheries policy with `45,000 cr budget January 20, 2020   |  Source: The Navhind Times

The government is drafting first national fisheries policy with a budget of Rs 45,000 crore for next five years to promote marine fishery, acquaculture and mariculture, official sources said. The only existing policy is on marine fisheries from which the ...

Kerala: State minister urges fisheries sector to pay more attention to social issues by Toan Dao January 20, 2020   |  Source: Seafood Source

The fisheries minister of India’s southern state of Kerala is calling on the region’s fisheries sector to push its sustainable development toward serving people. During the third international symposium on marine ecosystems, held at India’s Central ...

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Years in Support of Small Scale Fishworkers (1986 - 2018)