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SHILLONG: The State Government is planning to explore a new domain of tourism with the development of fish sanctuaries across the State.

“We are planning to construct 100 fish sanctuaries in the next two years with an aim to promote tourism through them,” Principal Secretary of Fisheries department KN Kumar said while addressing a one-day conclave on Aquaculture Development in the Northeastern region here on Tuesday. According to Kumar, the Government would tie up with the fish farmers across the State in developing the proposed fish sanctuaries.

SHILLONG, Sept 11 – The Centre is planning to double the fish production in North-eastern region and aims at increasing its per capita availability to 15 kg by 2020.

A central Queensland fish on the brink of extinction has been named among the planet's 100 most endangered species.

TAMLUK, 5 SEPT: The rapid expansion of shrimp cultivation in East Midnapore district has been causing trouble, as hundreds of hectares of agricultural land has been converted into shrimp ponds.

Demand scrapping of land acquisition

MARGAO: Velim villagers took to the streets on Sunday demanding immediate scrapping of the land acquisition proceedings for the Cutbona fishing harbour project. Armed with placards and banners, hundreds of men and women participated in a protest rally that wend its way from Velim to neighbouring Assolna village with the villagers calling upon the government to respect the their sentiments by scrapping the land acquisition process and not to convert Cutbona into an industrial zone.

More than 10.86 Million Indians depend on rivers, wetlands, floodplains, estuaries, ponds and tanks for subsistence
and market-based fisheries. Though the absolute contribution of riverine fisheries may not be huge in economic

Digging up earthworms, chasing butterflies and collecting clam shells could become a thing of the past if enough isn’t done to protect invertebrates. And if they disappear, humans could soon follow.

Formalin, a harmful chemical, has been found in fish being sold in the market, a study of the Central Food Laboratory said.

The Ministry of Environment and Forests has won the “Earth Care Award 2012” for pioneering Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change through Coastal Afforestation Project.

A fifth of animals without backbones could be at risk of extinction, say scientists.

Almost 80% of the world's species are invertebrates, meaning they lack a spinal column.