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Bangladesh: Ban on ilish catching, selling from Oct 9-30 October 08, 2019   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune

About 80% of the total ilish produced in the world is derived from the rivers, estuaries and seas of Bangladesh'. The government has banned ilish catching, selling, transporting, hoarding and marketing for 22 days from October 9-30 to protect mother ilish...

Bangladesh: Fishers in Bay work amid risk by Sohrab Hossain October 08, 2019   |  Source: The Daily Star

Five fishermen jumped into the water without any lifesaving equipment when their trawler capsized in the Bay near Sonar Char under Rangabali upazila on September 15. Another trawler rescued four of them while the body of Tapos Mondol, 26, of Char Agostee ...

Sri Lanka: Wields its tsunami shield against climate change October 08, 2019   |  Source: https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2019/10/07/847587/sri-lanka-wields-its-tsunami-shield-against-climate-change

About 140 kilometres south of Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital, lies the coastal town of Koggala, named after a picturesque lake and identified with author Martin Wickremasinghe, who lived there and wrote his famous children’s novel Madol Doowa (The Isla...

Myanmar: To introduce auto-identification system on coastal vessels October 08, 2019   |  Source: Xinhuanet

Myanmar is set to install automatic identification system (AIS) on its coastal and fishing vessels to ensure maritime security, according to the Department of Marine Administration (DMA) Tuesday. To control AIS and exchange navigation information, AIS sta...

Maharashtra: Overfishing of juvenile mackerel worries experts October 08, 2019   |  Source: Asian Age

After pomfret, a large quantity of juvenile Indian mackerel was caught last week, raising concerns about a dwindling fish population. Marine experts pointed out that mostly commercial fish of smaller size was being caught in abundance this monsoon which m...

Goa: Bombay high court tells state to finalise coastal plan by NGT deadline October 08, 2019   |  Source: The Times of India

The high court of Bombay at Goa on Monday asked the state government to finalise its coastal zone management plan (CZMP) as soon as possible and preferably by the date specified by the National Green Tribunal (NGT). There has been much criticism in the st...

Sri Lanka: Gives Go-Ahead for $20B Refinery at Port of Hambantota October 08, 2019   |  Source: The Maritime Executive

The underutilized port of Hambantota, Sri Lanka is set to gain a major new tenant. The Sri Lankan government has given its approval to the Singaporean company Sugih Energy International (SEI) to build a $20 billion refinery at the port. The project's valu...

India: Fisherfolk fear corporatisation through maritime fisheries bill by Neelambaran A October 07, 2019   |  Source: News Click

The draft Marine Fisheries (Regulation and Management) Bill, 2019, introduced by the union government has invited the wrath of the fishing community in Tamil Nadu. The draft was published based on the National Policy on Maritime Fisheries, 2017. The draft...

India: Fisherfolk transitioning away from tradition is affecting fisheries nationwide October 07, 2019   |  Source: First Post

India’s vast coastline — more than 8,000 kilometres long — is a rich fishing ground. It supports a thriving marine fisheries industry, which contributes to the country’s food security while supporting about four million fisherfolk and their famili...

Karnataka: Fisheries Minister seeks action against bull trawling October 07, 2019   |  Source: UNI India

Minister for Fisheries and Port Kota Srinivasa Poojary on Sunday warned the fishermen indulging 'bull trawl fishing' and using lights on mechanised boats. Speaking to media here, the minister said that the ban on fishing through bull trawling and use of l...

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