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Odisha: CIFA’s nano-based drugs to boost fish growth September 27, 2019   |  Source: New Indian Express

The Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA) has developed two nano-based formulations for cultured fish to improve their growth and disease resistance. The formulations are Nanox, an antibiofouling for wound healing and Zinc-Selenium Nanoplus f...

Sri Lanka: Wields mangroves, its tsunami shield, against climate change by Dilrukshi September 27, 2019   |  Source: Mongabay  | Copyright: 2019 Copyright Conservation news

About 140 kilometers (87 miles) south of Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital, lies the coastal town of Koggala, named after a picturesque lake and identified with author Martin Wickremasinghe, who lived there and wrote his famous children’s novel Madol Doow...

Meghalaya: Experts point out potential of cage culture in Umiam reservoir September 27, 2019   |  Source: The Sentinel  | Copyright: 2019 OMEGA PRINTERS AND PUBLISHERS PVT. LTD

A stakeholder consultation-cum-training programme on ‘Cage Culture in Umiam Reservoir, Meghalaya’ was organized by ICAR-CIFRI, Regional Centre, Guwahati, in collaboration with Fisheries Division of ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam at Umniuh...

Andhra Pradesh: Centre urged to ensure release of 15 fishermen from Pakistan jail September 26, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

Union Minister of State for Animal Husbandry Pratap Chandra Sarangi to take up with the Ministry concerned the issue of early release of the 15 poor fishermen from Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts, who have been languishing in Pakistan jail since Nov...

India: Tax on fish meal may impact seafood sector from October September 26, 2019   |  Source: Economic Times

While GST exemption granted for fish meal till this month-end has brought relief to the fisheries sector, its levy from October could hit the seafood industry as the product is a key ingredient in shrimp and fish feed. Shrimp is the major item in the seaf...

World News: Private sector not dependable to achieve SDGs: UNCTAD September 26, 2019   |  Source: Down to Earth

The world can’t depend on the private sector to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 owing to its high level of debt, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) latest report. The Trade and Development ...

Kerala: A decade dedicated to mangroves September 26, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

While the State witnessed a rapid decline in mangroves in recent decades, there are a few who still care for the lush green trees with tangled roots, which can help mitigate climate change by storing huge amounts of carbon dioxide and form the first line ...

Karnataka: Thousands of dead fishes floating in Sheelavantanakere lake at Nallurahalli September 26, 2019   |  Source: ANI  | Copyright: aninews.in

Thousands of dead fishes on Saturday were reported to be floating in the Sheelavantanakere lake in Nallurahalli, Bengaluru. Many more fishes are on a verge of dying due to the contaminated water which has devastated the marine ecosystem lies in the heart...

Telangana: Two-wheelers to help fishermen sell their catch distributed September 26, 2019   |  Source: The Hans India

With the State government providing subsidised vehicles for the fishermen community to help them transport and market their catch sans any hassles, Kollapur MLA Beeram Harshavardhan Reddy distributed TVS Luna vehicles to fishermen at a programme organised...

Bangladesh: Tackling climate change induced migration in Bangladesh September 26, 2019   |  Source: The Citizen

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) had said in its latest economic assessment, that among UN member nations, Bangladesh is especially vulnerable to climate change, with one-third of the population at risk of displacement because of Rising Sea Levels (R...

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