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Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Abdulla Sardar Vs Divisional Forest Officer and Others dated 14/12/2017 regarding illegal encroachment and destruction of mangroves in Sundarbans, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal. NGT Eastern Bench directs the concerned state departments to examine and take appropriate action for replenishment of mangroves and a report to be filed on the next date of hearing (24/01/2018).

CHANCES are high that pelagic fisheries will diminish along the Atlantic coast of Africa, a scientist has concluded.

FAO is leading efforts to improve food security and nutrition through integrated approaches on the ground. These initiatives are based on the resilience and social equity of communities, and preserving the natural resource base upon which all food production depends.

WALVIS BAY – A Norwegian scientist on Saturday reaffirmed the depletion of the pilchard fish species in Namibian waters after conducting a survey along the country's coastline.

Experts in the fisheries sector have said the annual fish stocks in Lake Malombe in Mangochi has dwindled from 20,000 metric tonnes to 4,000 metric tonnes over the past 25 years representing an 80

The FAO Fishery and Aquaculture Statistics Yearbook contains all the most updated data on capture production, fleet and employment, aquaculture production, commodities, food balance sheets.

Coral reefs are among Earth’s best-studied ecosystems, yet the degree to which large predators influence the ecology of coral reefs remains an open and contentious question. Recent studies indicate the consumptive effects of large reef predators are too diffuse to elicit trophic cascades. Here, we provide evidence that such predators can produce non-consumptive (fear) effects that flow through herbivores to shape the distribution of seaweed on a coral reef.

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Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Dibru Part-I Meen Samabay Samiti & Rangagorah Fishermen Co-operative Society Ltd. & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 13/11/2017 regarding River Fishery Mahals/ Estates in Tinsukia, Assam. A Committee is constituted to define and re-define River Fishery Mahals.

Against the backdrop of a dwindling marine fisheries resource base, declining catch rates, and escalating conflicts about securing rights over oceanic resources, this paper emphasises the need to relook at the marine fisheries regulatory regime in the country with a view to better align it to address outstanding issues and emerging challenges.

While food commodity prices have been generally stable, the cost of importing food is forecast to rise six per cent in 2017 to $1.413 trillion, making it the second highest bill on record, according to the latest Food Outlook published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), expressing concern about the economic and social impact of t