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Karnataka: July 29 meet holds key for resumption of deep-sea fishing off Karnataka coast by Jaideep Shenoy July 27, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

Uncertainty shrouds resumption of deep-sea fishing off Karnataka coast with the 47-day fishing holiday ending on July 31. Fuelling this uncertainty is the prevailing Covid-19 situation in the coastal district. To tide over this situation, fishermen repres...

Bangladesh: Atiqul would like to see fish farming fish in city’s water bodies July 27, 2020   |  Source: UNB

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Atiqul Islam on Sunday called all for fish farming in small and big water bodies of the city. “Pollution of ponds, reservoirs and lakes must be stopped,” he said while speaking as the chief guest at a programm...

Bangladesh: Flood likely to worsen in Dhaka July 27, 2020   |  Source: New Age BD

The official estimate showed 97,104 more people got freshly marooned in the last 24 hours until Sunday afternoon as flooding mostly worsened with Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre announcing that the situation might remain more or less the same through...

Myanmar: Call to step up mangrove conservation efforts by Theresa Mundita S Lim July 27, 2020   |  Source: Borneo Bulletin

The world’s most productive and intricate web of life can be found in mangroves, which provide critical breeding habitats for about 75 per cent of fish species caught in the oceans. Apart from supporting the world’s food systems, mangroves are the pla...

Myanmar: Over $720m earned from fishery export in over 9 months by ZEYAR NYEIN July 27, 2020   |  Source: Eleven Myanmar

More than US$720 million has been earned from export of fishery products over the past nine and a half months exceeding US$106 million compared to the same period of last year, according to data from the Ministry of Commerce. US$722.751 million was earned...

Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Pakistan: Women with farming future by Caroline Rath July 27, 2020   |  Source: Sri Lanka Guardian

South Asia’s record on gender equality is quite depressing, to say the least. The region has the world’s highest rate of child marriage, and domestic violence against women is pervasive. Women are over-represented in unpaid work, and under-represented...

Myanmar: Reflecting the law of the sea: in defense of the Bay of Bengal’s grey area July 24, 2020   |  Source: CIMSEC

The UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), more than any other implement of international law, has underpinned the orderly delimitation and governance of the world’s oceans. Despite its status as an unparalleled accomplishment of diplomacy and in...

Afghanistan- Badakhshan: Excessive poaching forces fish species into extinction July 24, 2020   |  Source: MENAFN

The National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) local office says that excessive and improper fishing has endangered a number of fish species in northeastern Badakhshan province. According to NEPA’s officials, both illegal armed persons and ordinary...

Kerala: Virtual fish markets operate via WhatsApp in Kochi July 24, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

With markets closed, locals are exploring other ways to sell fish. Most of them have started to orders through WhatsApp and deliver at consumers’ doorsteps. They are mostly selling freshly caught fish from the Kochi backwaters and inland fishermen. Kris...

India: It is time we stop demonising riverine floods during monsoon as a calamity. Here is why by Manoj Misra July 24, 2020   |  Source: Gaon Connection

Water is life. Nothing demonstrates this better than the monsoon season in South Asia. Immediately after the summer months, when the relentless sun has battered us all and squeezed the moisture out of weathered soils, the first rain of the monsoon season ...

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