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Kerala: Suchitwa Sagaram runs out of steam January 08, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Fishers say enthusiasm has fizzled out due to lack of funds, govt. apathy. Suchitwa Sagaram, Kerala’s celebrated clean sea mission that garnered much global attention, has run out of steam due to the lack of funds. The fishers, who brought back truckloa...

Karnataka: Comprehensive fishing policy to be implemented soon - Minister January 07, 2020   |  Source: Daiji World

"In order to bring stability in fishing, to conserve marine resources and to prevent scarcity of fish, a comprehensive fishing policy will be implemented soon after thorough study on the same. Several programmes, including repairing of all jetties of coas...

Assam: Community Fishing at Deepor Beel Begins January 07, 2020   |  Source: The Sentinel Assam

Deepor Beel was seen teeming with buyers with the fishermen community starting their annual fishing in the water body from Sunday. Fishing will continue for a few days in the Beel. Traditional fishermen equipped with various fishing devices like nets, ...

Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh: The lucrative fish feed industry is killing traditional fisheries by Haritha John January 07, 2020   |  Source: Scroll

Tonnes of fish caught through unsustainable fishing methods are being used by the fish meal and fish oil industry – also known as the FMFO industry – that supply feed to global aquaculture chains. These are wreaking havoc on fish stocks. The FMFO indu...

Bangladesh: Chittagong Shutki Pallis abuzz with fish drying activities January 07, 2020   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune

Dried fish is a much-loved traditional food in the country, particularly in Chittagong. With the arrival of winter, Shutki Palli dedicated to fish drying process along Karnaphuli River in the port city are now abuzz with fish drying activities. During a ...

India: Smart phone technology is making fishing safer for climate change threatened communities in India by Jayashree Balasubramanian January 07, 2020   |  Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

The blue umbrella, nearly blending with the sea in the background, offers little protection from the scorching tropical heat to Arockiyem, who stands with a group around him. As they peer at the smart phone in his hands, he explains how the device can hel...

Tripura: Fish farming needs a big push: Fishery Experts January 07, 2020   |  Source: UNI India

In a recent meeting of Regional Advisory Group (RAG) convened by NABARD, Tripura RO, the experts opined that despite abundant freshwater aquaculture resources in Tripura, the state is still dependent on other States/ country to meet its demand for fish, w...

Bangladesh: Imports take over as local dried fish production falls January 06, 2020   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune

The local production and supply of dried fish, widely known as shutki, which is a delicacy on the menu of many people, has been on the decline over the past few years despite its growing demand. The local supply has fallen due to various adversities inclu...

Bangladesh: Self-reliant in rice, fish production January 06, 2020   |  Source: daily Industry

Bangladesh has achieved self-sufficiency in fish, meat, rice and vegetable production in the last 10 years. Commercial production of fish, meat, milk and eggs witnessed a robust growth in this decade in line with growing demand. Substantial investments ha...

Odisha: Climate change forces fishermen to leave home January 06, 2020   |  Source: Orissa Post

While 2020 has begun with hopes for many, it’s a gloomy start of the year for the 36-year old fisherman Kubera Behera, as he is succumbed to work for months on a shipping vessel in Maharashtra despite fishing season at his place. Owing to reduced volume...

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