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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Roshni B. Patel Vs Union of India & Others dated 22/09/2020.

The matter related commercial illegal coastal shrimp farms on the floodplains and within the CRZ areas along the Tapi and Mindhola river and in village Damka, Rajgiri, Junagam, Aabhva, Dumas, Khajod, Budiya, Gabheni, Talangpor, Umber, Jiyav and elsewhere in Choryasi taluka, Surat district, Gujarat.

The fisheries sector holds great importance for small island developing States (SIDS) of Asia and the Pacific. For many Governments, fisheries bring much-needed public revenues.

The Report contains significant results of the performance audit and compliance audits of the Departments of Government of Kerala under the Economic Services including Departments of Public Works, Fisheries and Co-operation.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M. Sivakumar Vs State of Tamil Nadu. The District Magistrate, Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu has informed the NGT that appropriate remedial action has been taken against illegal farming of carnivorous African catfish in the district. The farming of African catfish is banned under the Biological Diversity Act, 2020. The said farming involves feeding of chicken waste, egg waste etc. causing foul smell and water pollution.

Accordingly, the NGT disposed of the case. 

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kunwar Mohd. Ali Tajwar & Others Vs State of Madhya Pradesh dated 25/08/2020.

Greenpeace Southeast Asia urged Philippine-based tuna canneries to step up improvements in their systems and business practices to address issues on labor rights, sustainability, and traceable produce in the industry.

Congolese artisanal fishers are increasingly turning to shark fishing because of increased scarcity of other stocks over fished by industrial fisheries: urgent legislative and management improvements are needed to prevent a collapse of shark fishing and protect local livelihoods finds a new TRAFFIC report.

The ocean and its resources provide key ecosystem services and benefits that are crucial for human well being and the prosperity of the global economy, but these services are at risk.

The World Economic Forum now ranks biodiversity loss as a top-five risk to the global economy, and the draft post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework proposes an expansion of conservation areas to 30% of the earth’s surface by 2030 (hereafter the “30% target”), using protected areas (PAs) and other effective area-based conservation measures (OECM

The Cabinet has given the green signal to introduce Andhra Pradesh State Aquaculture Development Authority Act -2020 bill in the assembly. This Act may be called the Andhra Pradesh State Aquaculture Development Authority Act, 2020. It extends to the whole of the State of Andhra Pradesh.

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