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Goa: Fishing ban to commence on June 1 May 30, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

The state department of fisheries will impose the 61-day annual monsoon fishing ban from June 1 to July 31 to facilitate breeding of fish during the spawning season. The department has issued a strict order banning fishing activities through mechanized fi...

Karnataka: Dalit groups differ on sand extraction initiative in Udupi district May 30, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Members of the Karnataka Dalit Sangharsha Samiti on Friday lauded the district administration for providing permits to 20 Dalit members to undertake sand extraction in sand bars in the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) areas of Udupi district and urged the St...

Kerala: Fishing big success in organic farming at Palakkad by A Satish May 30, 2016   |  Source: The New Indian Express  | Copyright: 2016, The New Indian Express.

Lack of suitable space has always stymied urban dwellers’ farming ambitions. Now, they have a reason to cheer: Aquaponics - a method that combines aquaculture and hydroponics. In simple terms, it is a way of cultivating organic vegetables using water ri...

Tamil Nadu: Fishermen to venture into sea from Wednesday May 30, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Fishermen from Chinna Muttom, Kanniyakumari and Arogyapuram on the east coast of Kanniyakumari district are gearing up to venture into the sea for fishing from Wednesday. The 45-day fishing ban period ended on the midnight of Sunday. Fishermen from these ...

Kerala: Despite curbs, trash fishing thrives by Mithosh Joseph May 30, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The stringent measures taken by the Fisheries Department to prevent trash fishing off the Kozhikode coast are yet to show results as some fishermen still like to pursue it with the support of a few non-Kerala fertilizer companies. According to leaders of ...

Andhra Pradesh: Fishermen demand inclusion in ST list May 30, 2016   |  Source: The Hans India  | Copyright: 2016 Hyderabad Media House Limited/The Hans India.

Matsakara ST Sadhana Samithi president Karri Chittibabu has threatened a State-wide stir if the State government does not include fishermen community among the STs as promised by TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu at the time of elections. Addressing the m...

Andhra Pradesh: Ban benefits traditional fishermen by Santosh Patnaik May 30, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Traditional fishermen are in a cheerful mood as the 61-day ban under enforcement from April 15 on the trawler and mechanised boat operators has been providing them a big catch. “There is no competition now. Anywhere we go, we are able to get double the ...

Punjab: New hatcheries, nursery units: Punjab government spending Rs 632 million on establishment May 30, 2016   |  Source: Business Recorder  | Copyright: 2016 Business Recorder.

Punjab government is spending Rs 632 million on setting up of new hatcheries and nursery units to meet the growing demand of fish seed, besides the use of barren lands for fisheries purpose. While presiding over a review meeting regarding the ongoing deve...

Sri Lanka: Fisheries Ministry to pay compensation to fishermen affected by the extreme weather May 30, 2016   |  Source: Colombo Page  | Copyright: 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC)

The Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Mahinda Amaraweera has ordered the ministry officials to promptly submit a full detailed report on the damage caused to the fisher community by the extreme weather prevailed in the country last w...

Bangladesh: Natural disasters in Himalaya to affect Bangladesh May 30, 2016   |  Source: Prothom Alo  | Copyright: Prothom Alo 1998 - 2016

The adverse effect of global warming in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region will pose a severe threat to the downstream countries like Bangladesh in the days to come, according to experts. “The adverse effects of climate change in mountains, including...

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