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The FAO Statistical Yearbook is divided into four thematic parts: Part 1 - The setting measures the state of the agricultural resource base by assessing the supply of land, labour, capital and inputs, and examining the pressure on the world food system stemming from demographic and macroeconomic change.

Panama's researchers have played a key role in creating a rapidly growing salmon that may soon become the world's first commercially sold genetically modified (GM) animal.

Shimla, May 31: There will be a complete ban on fishing in all general reservoirs of the state from June 1 to July 31 and the sale of fish will not be permitted.

The Integrated Development of Fishing Villages Project will be launched statewide during a function at the Paravoor HMY Ground on Thursday.

The Gangetic River Dolphin, Asian Elephant, Pangolin and Dugong (sea cow) are among some of the most endangered species from India that feature in the Evolutionary Distinct and Globally Endangered

Shimla, May 17: The state will import new and healthy genetic strains of trout from countries like Norway and Hungary with advice from experts at the Directorate of Cold Water Fisheries at Nainital

Dear Dr. K. Kasturirangan,

High bycatch of non-target species and species of conservation concern often drives the implementation of fisheries policies. However, species- or fishery-specific policies may lead to indirect consequences, positive or negative, for other species or fisheries. We use an Atlantis ecosystem model of the Northern Gulf of California to evaluate the effects of fisheries policies directed at reducing bycatch of vaquita (Phocoena sinus) on other species of conservation concern, priority target species, and metrics of ecosystem function and structure.

The Centre for Earth Science Studies (CESS) has proposed setting up a greenhouse gas observatory at Munnar as part of developing an integrated climate change database and information system in the State.

The initiative is part of the estimate Rs. 80-crore scientific study to map the impact of climate change on agriculture, fisheries, industries, transport, tourism, bio-diversity and forestry sectors.

MAWPUN: The State Fisheries Research and Training Institute, complete with low cost fibre reinforced plastic hatchery was launched at Mawpun, near Umroi on Thursday. Inaugurating the building and hatchery, State PWD Minister Sniawbhalang Dhar lauded the Fisheries Department for what he termed as a “quality initiative” in the State.

The PWD Minister officiated as Chief Guest in place of Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma who was pre-occupied. Stating that the Fisheries Research and Training Institute would enable farmers to be trained closer home instead of being sent outside the State, Dhar said, “I recently sent 20 farmers from my constituency to Mumbai for training.

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