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The Bay of Bengal’s basin contains some of the most populous regions of the earth. No less than a quarter of the world’s population is concentrated in the eight countries that border the bay1.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Goa Environment Federation Vs Union of India & Others dated 17/01/2017 regarding imposing uniform ban on fishing by all fishing vessels in the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) beyond territorial waters. The afore-stated fishing ban is proposed for a period of 61 days. Court has been informed by the Additional Solicitor General, that all State Governments and Union Territories, other than the State of Kerala, have agreed to the afore-mentioned duration of uniform fishing ban within their territorial waters.

Abrupt shifts in natural resources and their markets are a ubiquitous challenge to human communities. Building resilient social-ecological systems requires approaches that are robust to uncertainty and to regime shifts. Harvesting diverse portfolios of natural resources and adapting portfolios in response to change could stabilize economies reliant on natural resources and their markets, both of which are prone to unpredictable shifts.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Abdulla Sardar Vs Divisional Forest Officer & Others dated 03/01/2017 regarding illegal fishery bundhs in Budh Khali, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal.

NGT said that the putting up of the fishery bundh in the area is absolutely not permissible as it tends to create ecological imbalance apart from environmental degradation and that "in these circumstances and in order to protect the serenity of the Sundarban area we are of the view that the fishery bandh put up illegally should be removed."

KOCHI: Experts have recommended setting up of a common gene bank for vulnerable fish species besides setting up fish sanctuaries for improvement of natural stocks in order to mitigate the impacts o

If countries abide by the Paris Agreement's global warming target of 1.5 degrees Celsius, potential fish catches could increase by six million metric tonnes per year, estimates a new study.

Vietnam's central region is expected to take a decade to completely recover from an industrial accident caused by a unit of a Taiwan conglomerate, which led to Vietnam's worst ever environmental di

This brochure presents FAO’s work on mainstreaming biodiversity as a cross-cutting theme in the agriculture, fisheries and forestry sectors. It provides examples of on-the-ground activities and highlights relevant international mechanisms.

Climate change threatens to undermine Thailand's efforts to combat illegal fishing and avoid a potential European Union ban on exports by the multi-billion dollar seafood industry, environmental gr

Marrakesh — Climate change threatens the fishing and seafood business all around the world, and efforts are underway to adapt

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