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The annual ban on fishing in East Coast area will commence from Monday, April 15 and continue till May 31. The government of Andhra Pradesh has imposed the ban to protect marine life. Engine propelled trawlers and mechanised boats are not allowed for fishing activities during the ban period.

The ban coincides with the spawning season for fish, during which they release eggs. As trawlers use fishing nets with small gaps, eggs and young ones (fries) would be caught in the net, leading to resource depletion.

In a significant development indicating a sub-regional strategic alliance, Nepal, India and Bangladesh (NIB) have decided to join hands to cooperate and exploit the hydropower sector and use water resources management for mutual advantage, including jointly developing and financing projects in the Ganga river basin.

Indicating its seriousness to give a boost to this initiative, India has already approved the composition of a working group on water and power that will coordinate with Bangladesh and Nepal.

A public aquarium featuring multi-ecosystem species will be opened at Panangad on Thursday.

This state agriculture policy notified by the Orissa government has provision to enhance the subsidy on private irrigation projects to 75 per cent of total cost and for community irrigation project, the rebate will be up to 90 per cent.

The government of Japan has granted approximately Rs.3.7 billion (Japanese Yen 2.678 billion) to Sri Lanka for implementation of four projects for meeting the urgent needs in sectors such as fisher

The Japanese utility that owns the tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant said Sunday it has detected a record 740,000 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium in a fish caught close to the plant

SHILLONG: With the annual demand of fish in the State reaching around 33000 metric tonnes, the Meghalaya State Aquaculture Mission (MSAM) is expected to produce around 20000 mt of fish thereby reducing the demand and supply gap.

The Mission has been divided into mini missions and under the mini mission 1, the Government plans to construct 5618 fish ponds. Sources said that so far around 4300 fish ponds have been sanctioned even as the Government under the mission plans to construct 1 lakh fish ponds in the five years of the project.

Ahead of the 16th meeting of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species that runs from the 3rd to the 15th of March this year, researchers are again warning that sharks are in

Ropar, March 3: The fish production in the district is likely to get a boost in the near future.

Integrating coastal aquaculture with wet rice farming could boost Bangladesh's food security and combat climate change

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