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Pakistan: Centre’s plan to form coastal authority criticised October 07, 2019   |  Source: Dawn

The National Party on Sunday organised a demonstration against the federal government’s decision of establishing a new institution ‘National Coastal Development Authority’ (NCDA) for Gwadar, a delay in fulfilling demands of local fishermen in Gwadar...

Andhra Pradesh: Eight fishermen from Vizag detained in Bangladesh October 07, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

They left on Sept. 24 and were held by the Bangladesh Coast Guard on October 2 after they strayed into territorial waters Eight fishermen from Visakhapatnam have been detained by the Bangladesh Coast Guard after they strayed into territorial waters. The f...

Telangana: Aqua production in State set to get a major push October 07, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) is planning to improve fresh water aquaculture in Telangana State. As part it, an action plan has been prepared to develop water bodies and impart necessary training to aqua farmers, according to MPEDA ...

India: Modernizing fish-farming: NCCE trains fisheries co-ops October 07, 2019   |  Source: India Cooperative

A three day training program for modernization and professionalization of fish farming through cooperative system was recently organized by National Centre for Cooperative Education for Chairmen and Directors of Fishermen’s Cooperatives of India at NCCE...

Myanmar: Experts say 70% of nation’s coral reefs are damaged October 07, 2019   |  Source: Myanmar Times

Local and foreign experts have warned that the country’s coral reef cover has declined by 70 percent, but the actual figure is difficult to ascertain because of a lack of data. During a recent meeting to come up with a national action plan to protect sh...

Kerala: Cage fish farmers in district reap profit October 07, 2019   |  Source: The Times of India

Despite the devastation caused by last year’s floods, cage fish farming in brackish waters has become a successful venture in the district, according to a study conducted by the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI). The study was based on...

Telangana: Talasani asks fisher folk to avoid middlemen October 07, 2019   |  Source: Telangana Today

Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav appealed to fishermen not to sell their catch to middlemen, and instead route it through cooperative societies. Speaking after releasing 4.5 lakh fingerlings into Nallavagu project, constr...

Sri Lanka: Fisheries exports to EU double post GSP+ October 04, 2019   |  Source: Daily News

Sri Lankan fisheries exports to Europian Union (EU) have literally doubled since the removal of the fish ban and regaining GSP+’ Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama told the ‘EU Dialogue’ event in Colombo....

Myanmar: Fisheries sector: Current status, opportunities for policy reform October 04, 2019   |  Source: Global New Light of Myanmar

According to the 2018 statistics of Myanmar Fisheries Department, there are total 491345 acres of fish farms— 247007 acres of fish. farms and 244338 acres of prawn farms. Kinds of fish include freshwater fish—carp, white carp, large carp, river catfis...

Sri Lanka: 18 Lankan fishermen held for fishing in Indian waters October 04, 2019   |  Source: Devdiscourse

18 Lankan fishermen held for fishing in Indian waters (Eds: Updates number of arrested, adds details) Nagapattinam/Chennai, Oct 3 (PTI): Eighteen Sri Lankan fishermen were arrested and their eight boats impounded on Thursday by the Coast Guard for fishing...

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