In a memorandum submitted to UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, the Seafood Exporters Association of India (SEAI) has expressed serious concern over the plight of the marine exports industry in the country. In the memorandum, the association has said that the fisheries sector is facing the biggest ever crisis in its history mainly because of the rupee appreciating more than 15 per cent in the last one year.

Here s an interesting way to combat environmental and human rights impacts: don t annoy the consumers who have no idea about the conditions in which something they buy are produced ; merely inform them. On December 19, 2003 UK based environmental group E

It has been nine months since the US began its search for chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Although nothing was found, yet the US paranoia over bioterrorism attacks has not waned. In fact, two new regulations to prevent such a

Perhaps not!

No fishing on island without government's permission, says Supreme Court committee

Large-scale fish deaths have sparked a livelihood crisis in the Penny Bay region of Hong Kong. The cause of the fatalities is said to be reclamation work on about 160 hectares of land along the

after a series of agitations demanding the protection of rights of the tradi

In the last six months, Japanese fisherfolk sold 52 Minke whales under the country's controversial scientific whaling programme. This sale was made possible by changing the previous law to suit the

Riverine fisherfolk, arguably the oldest among traders, are being sold down the river. An unholy synergy of poisoned rivers, government apathy and commercial interests has scripted the epitaph of the original stewards of the river. Ironically, their

Tawa shows the way in ensuring fishing rights to people