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Karnataka: Issue of sand extraction dominates Udupi ZP meeting November 29, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

The issue of sand extraction dominated the general body meeting of the zilla panchayat (ZP) here on Wednesday. Raising the issue, Babu Shetty, member, said that a lot of fraud was involved in extraction of sand in the district especially in the Kundapur r...

Kerala: Fishing boat owners threaten stir against licence fee hike November 29, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

Citing a sharp decline in daily catch and the increase in operational costs, a section of fishing boat owners in Kozhikode district have expressed their inability to remit the recently hiked boat licence fee to the government. As the owners have refused t...

Tamil Nadu: To study socio-economic conditions of fishermen November 29, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

The Tamil Nadu government is set to carry out a comprehensive study on the socio economic status of fishermen in the State, aiming at identifying gaps that needs special focus by the government through policy interventions. The study will be undertaken at...

Tamil Nadu: HC unhappy with fish sellers on loop road at Marina beach November 29, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

The Madras High Court on Tuesday expressed its displeasure over the Greater Chennai Corporation not being able to shift the fish sellers from the loop road running along the Marina beach to a nearby market. The court pointed out that the fish sellers occu...

Kerala: Formalin-laced fish seized in Thiruvananthapuram November 29, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

A total of 663 kg of formalin-laced fish and 1,122 kg of stale fish were seized from big and small fish markets in the city by the health wing of the city Corporation on Tuesday. The seized fish was destroyed later. Special inspections were conducted acro...

India: Antibiotics are contaminating rivers and posing health risks by Suman Kapur November 29, 2019   |  Source: Livemint

Biomes, which are distinct communities of flora and fauna that get formed in response to a shared climate, and tissue-specific microbiomes, which are a mix of organisms that coexist in tissues, have an intimate link with each other, jointly impacting huma...

Myanmar: Rights Commission to Probe Fishery Slave Claims by ZAW ZAW HTWE November 29, 2019   |  Source: The Irrawady

Myanmar’s Human Rights Commission will be conducting an inspection of the fishery sector at Pyapon Township in Ayeyarwady Region after slavery cases involving its fishing rafts attracted public criticism. U Yu Lwin Aung, a senior member of the Myanmar N...

Andhra Pradesh: Srikakulam: Wait for fishermen continues November 28, 2019   |  Source: The Hans India

Even after one year, there is no specific safety of fishermen detained in Pakistan. A total of 22 fishermen from Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts were detained by Pakistan marine forces on November 27 last year on charges that they crossed the border...

World News: WTO still scrambling for standardized global fishing rules November 28, 2019   |  Source: Daily Stock Dish

The World Trade Organization is increasingly under pressure to come up with a global scheme to curb fisheries subsidies. Now a nonagenarian is leading the fight to stop what he calls a “harmful” practice. A short video slowly making the rounds on soci...

Bangladesh: Time to tap the blue economy opportunity by Shykh Seraj November 28, 2019   |  Source: The Daily Star

Dear readers, in October this year, I went to China to participate in China International Agricultural Machinery Exhibition (CIAME) 2019, held at Qingdao in Shangdong province. I had the opportunity to visit the Ocean University that mainly teaches oceano...

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