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India: Kisan Credit Card (KCC) Scheme: Working Capital for Animal Husbandry and Fisheries July 29, 2020   |  Source: Reserve Bank of India

In the Budget 2018-19 the Union Government had announced their decision to extend the facilities of Kisan Credit Card (KCC) to Animal Husbandry farmers and Fisheries (AH & F) to help them meet their working capital requirements. In pursuance of the said b...

Andhra Pradesh: Fishing harbours go empty, fish prices skyrocket in Vizag markets by Arpit Basu July 28, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

With supply of marine and inland fish drastically reduced, fish prices skyrocketed at all harbour markets in Visakhapatnam on Sunday. Traders said that fish supply at landing centres has reduced over the last few weeks as fishermen are not venturing into ...

Odisha: These Odisha migrant workers in Tamil Nadu are glad to have missed the train by Satyasundar Barik July 28, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Like several other migrant workers from Odisha, Sumant Naik made innumerable calls throughout May to enquire about a train back home from Perundurai in Erode; he also weighed the costs of returning by bus. Despite several calls, the journey back did not m...

Kerala: How Thiruvananthapuram’s coastal villages turned COVID-19 hotspots July 28, 2020   |  Source: The News Minute

Mabel Antony from Vizhinjam in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram was relieved when lockdown rules were eased in June. She could finally resume selling fish for a livelihood. “I get fish from Vizhinjam harbour. I take them by auto rickshaw to the city, then ...

Tamil Nadu: Protest against check dam at Thengaipattinam fishing harbour July 28, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Fishermen across the State have planned a black flag agitation on Friday demanding removal of a check dam in the Thengaipattinam fishing harbour in Kanniyakumari district. They said that the dam being constructed to prevent salt water intrusion had led to...

Andhra Pradesh: Aqua Authority to boost sector, augment farmers’ income: Appalaraju July 28, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Seedhiri Appalaraju formally assumed charge as the Minister for Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairy Development on Sunday. The first file he signed was to constitute Aquaculture Authority, which was announced by Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy recen...

Karnataka: Comprehensive fisheries policyduring next legislature session July 28, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Minister for Fisheries and Dakshina Kannada in-charge Kota Srinivas Poojari on Monday said that the government will come out with a comprehensive fisheries policy during the next legislature session. He was speaking to reporters here after attending the c...

Kerala: Schoolboy sends SOS to President Kovind as sea erodes his village July 28, 2020   |  Source: Deccan Chronicle

Left with no other choice, a high school student from Chellanam, a tiny coastal village in Ernakulam, Kerala, has approached president Ram Nath Kovind seeking his intervention in protecting his village from the sea. Edgar Sebastian, a class 10 student fro...

Kerala: Merchants’ union not to stop fish sale Statewide by K.A. Martin July 28, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

The All Kerala Fish Merchants’ and Commission Agents’ Association has said that it is withdrawing an earlier decision not to sell fish in the State till August 2 so as to contain the spread of COVID-19.The Ernakulam district president of the associati...

Pakistan: Balochistan to introduce vessel monitoring system July 28, 2020   |  Source: Dawn

The Balochistan government has decided to introduce a vessel monitoring system in the province to ensure safety of marine life, fisheries and fishermen in a fixed amount. Officials said that for the first time in Pakistan the Balochistan government had de...

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