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India: Majority support ban on fishing of endangered species, govt subsidies: Survey January 10, 2020   |  Source: Outlook India

A large majority of seafood consumers across the world, including in India, support a ban on fishing of endangered species altogether, while a majority is also in support of banning government subsidies to fisheries contributing to overfishing and illegal...

Andhra Pradesh: BCG for education, health hubs in Krishna delta January 10, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), in its report on balanced and inclusive growth for Andhra Pradesh, brought to the fore the disparities in development in different regions of the State and suggested ways to improve the development prospects of those reg...

Gujarat: CM talks to fishermen as part of ‘Mokla Mahe’ interactive session January 10, 2020   |  Source: Daily Pioneer

In his attempt to reach out to the communities across Gujarat, Minister Vijay Rupani has started meeting people to understand their genuine grievances and also understand their expectations from the Government. Keeping with his initiative, Rupani met 65 f...

Sri Lanka: President outlines policy path for a developed Sri Lanka January 10, 2020   |  Source: Daily FT

President Rajapaksa was also adamant that stronger policies are needed to support agriculture, pointing out a third of the country’s population is engaged in agriculture, plantation industries, and the fisheries sector, and the living standards of peopl...

India: Tightening of regulation in the US and EU markets has severely impacted Indian shrimp exports , says Drip Capital January 10, 2020   |  Source: The Economic Times

Stringent quality check by US and EU markets and increasing competition from other markets offering high-quality, value-added products was likely to impact Indian marine exports, says US-based trade finance company Drip Capital. Shrimp, frozen fish, and m...

Andhra Pradesh: Govt. to encourage Indian pompano cultivation January 10, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI-Visakhapatnam) has registered success in cultivation of Indian pompano in a brackishwater pond here, scientifically proving its commercial viability. CMFRI-Visakhapatnam in-charge scientist Subhadeep ...

India: PM lists steps for strengthening fisheries sector January 09, 2020   |  Source: Indian Cooperatives

Speaking at a public meeting in Tumkur, Karnataka recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the government is working at three levels to strengthen the Fisheries sector. He listed three steps for the same. First – Encouraging fisheries in villages thr...

India: More fishermen-friendly approach needed in India, Say John Kurien Expert January 09, 2020   |  Source: Outlook India

Fisheries expert John Kurien on Wednesday called the need for a more fisherman-friendly approach which includes apt housing, inclusion of the subject in the Constitution''s concurrent lists, fishing zones should be earmarked and their expertise be utilise...

Pakistan: Poisonous chemical leaves thousands of fish dead in Sukkur Barrage canals January 09, 2020   |  Source: Pakistan Today

Thousands of fish were witnessed deadly in the off-taking Canals of Sukkur Barrage after allegedly poisonous chemicals poured into the water on Wednesday. According to reports, after the Sukkur Barrage closed for maintenance and repairs, the gates at the ...

Goa: 11 trawler owners penalised for fishing illegally in Goa waters January 09, 2020   |  Source: The Navhind Times

Over the last two years, the state fisheries department has taken action against 11 trawler owners for carrying out illegal fishing in the state waters. In the year 2017-18, licences of seven fishing vessels were suspended by the department, while in 2018...

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