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Kerala: Triple lockdown puts fishermen out of job, on verge of starvation by Krishnachand K July 24, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Community spread of Covid- 19 and the subsequent triple lockdown in the coastal areas, including Pulluvila and Poonthura, have dealt a heavy blow on the lives of the residents who depend on fishing for their livelihood. Total ban on seafaring has left the...

Gujarat: Ordinance issued to stop fishermen from straying into Pakistan July 24, 2020   |  Source: Repulic World

The Gujarat government on Thursday issued an ordinance to deter local fishermen from straying into Pakistani waters near the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) in the Arabian Sea off Gujarat coast. The ordinance seeks to amend certain provisions ...

Bangladesh: Reaping blue economy benefits: Supporting coastal fishing communities essential July 24, 2020   |  Source: The Financial Express

Fish is an integral part of food habit of people in Bangladesh. About 19 million people are directly and indirectly involved in this sector. Contribution of the fisheries sector to the national GDP (Gross Domestic Product) is 3.57 per cent. Fish productio...

Goa: Wholesale fish traders have total monopoly & brute dominance over multi-crore fish trade July 24, 2020   |  Source: Herald

Traditionally, the Margao market was of the Ramponkars, Magkars, Catalkars and Goan traditional fishermen (khari). Today, the wholesale fish market has been gulped down by the traders and their yes men. On the face of it the Wholesale Fish Market is contr...

Himachal Pradesh: Price of fish feed goes up by Rs 2, Kullu farmers cry foul by Dipender Manta July 24, 2020   |  Source: The Tribune India

In a blow to trout fish farmers of Kullu district, the Fisheries Department has hiked the price of fish feed as Rs 2 per kg. The cost of fish feed was Rs 95 per kg earlier and now it would cost Rs 97 per kg. Fish farmers of the district were already facin...

Kerala: Coastal residents' long-pending demand for marine ambulances nears realisation by Unnikrishnan S July 23, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

The decks have been cleared for the commissioning of the state's first set of marine ambulances, a long-pending demand of the fishing community. Given the spike in COVID-19 cases, marine ambulances could be of immense help should coastal areas face medica...

Bangladesh: Flood situation turns grim in parts of Bangladesh July 23, 2020   |  Source: UNB

The overall flood situation in Kurigram, Natore, Bogura and Sherpur districts have deteriorated further due to rise in water levels in various rivers, cutting off road communications at places and leaving thousands of people marooned. According to Flood F...

Bangladesh: Use modern methods to save local fish from extinction: PM July 23, 2020   |  Source: UNB

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged the people to protect the local species of fish from extinction by using advanced and modern fish farming methods. “The Prime Minister has asked the people to protect the native species of fish from extinc...

Bangladesh: Fish production increases by 50pc in 11 years July 23, 2020   |  Source: The Financial Express

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said fish production in the country has increased by more than 50 per cent in the last 11 years. Citing latest report of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, the Prime Minister said, Bangla...

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Years in Support of Small Scale Fishworkers (1986 - 2018)