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Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan PM eyes trade with India, China April 25, 2016   |  Source: The Financial Express  | Copyright: 2016 The Indian Express [P] Ltd.

Sri Lanka aims to strengthen its economy and move the country forward by entering into bilateral agreements with several countries including India and China, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said here on Saturday. Wickremesinghe said the hour arrived f...

India: UN guidelines and new technologies boost efforts to help curb 'ghost fishing' April 25, 2016   |  Source: India Blooms  | Copyright: 2016 Indiablooms.com.

International guidelines being developed by a United Nations agency and new technologies are expected to boost efforts to cut down levels of abandoned fish gear, which often continues to carry out the capture process, entangling fish and other marine anim...

Odisha: Over 20K fishermen families left high and dry April 25, 2016   |  Source: Orissa Post  | Copyright: 2015. Orissapost All Rights Reserved.

The administration imposed fishing restrictions from April 1 which will continue till June 1. Usually, mechanized boats and trawlers are barred during this time, but restrictions on general boats or ferries for this year has affected livelihoods of thous...

Andhra Pradesh: Fishing ban: Migration of fisherfolk begins by T. Appala Naidu April 25, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Migration of fisher folk has begun across the coastal belt of Krishna district, barely a week after annual fishing ban came into force. An estimated 4,000 people, directly engaged in fishing in Bay of Bengal, were left with no employment opportunities in ...

Goa: Fishermen submit memo to CM April 25, 2016   |  Source: Herald  | Copyright: M/s Herald Publications Pvt Ltd

Traditional fishermen and boat owners from across Goa, along with Fisheries Minister Avertano Furtado, met Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar at his Altinho residence and submitted a memorandum with a demand to impound LED lights, bull trawlers and high-sp...

Goa: Purse seiners to challenge LED ban April 25, 2016   |  Source: Goa.com  | Copyright: 2016 @GOACOM

Purse seine fishermen, under the banner of Purse Seine Boat Owners Development Society of Goa (PSBODS), have decided to challenge the Fisheries Department’s decision to ban the use of LED lights for fishing and are exploring the option of filing a court...

Maharashtra: Arms in police custody, Pench tiger protectors left toothless by Vijay Pinjarkar April 25, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

At a time when illegal fishermen have been charged with igniting forest fires in Deolapar range of Pench Tiger Reserve (PTR), the rural police has left the Special Tiger Protection Force (STPF) weapon-less by seizing five guns from its personnel over the ...

Arunachal Pradesh: Fisheries dept to explore and popularise Trout culture April 25, 2016   |  Source: The Arunachal Times  | Copyright: 2008 The Arunachal Times Publications Pvt. Ltd.

The Fisheries department has decided to adhere to the state government’s decision to explore and popularize trout culture in private sector and market linkage. Accordingly, construction of new ponds, expansion of paddy-cum-fish culture to other district...

Lakshadweep Islands: Not just the great barrier reef, there's severe coral bleaching in Lakshadweep too April 25, 2016   |  Source: Scroll.in

In early April, Rohan Arthur and his colleagues working in the Lakshadweep suddenly saw a large number of fish dying off the island of Kalpeni. They counted at least 10 different species of fish floating up dead to the surface. This triggered an alarm for...

Sri Lanka: Sinhala intrusion of fishing trawlers accelerate with military backing in North April 25, 2016   |  Source : Tamil Net  | Copyright: 1997-2016 TamilNet

The livelihood of Tamil fishermen from Mukaththuvaaram in Kokkuth-thoduvaay in Mullaiththeevu district to Naakar-koayil and Point-Pedro in Jaffna has been seriously affected by the fishermen from South who operate multi day boats off Vadamaraadchi and Kar...

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