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Almost 100 million sharks are killed each year and many species need better protection, according to researchers

Economic Survey is one of the budget documents which indicates the important economic activities and achievements of the Government. The salient features of the State of the economy of Himachal Pradesh during 2012-13 are presented in Part-I, and statistical tables on various subjects are given in Part-II.

Many countries do their best to preserve the diversity of their flora and fauna. However, the Maldives have gone even further.

Presenting a please-all R60,303 crore Budget, Orissa finance minister Prasana Acharya doled out largesses to the voters keeping the assembly election, due in May 2014, in mind

Pocket money for youth, free mobiles for farmers, pre-paid sim cards for fishermen, blankets to aged people are what the government has promised in the Budget. Taking a cue from Karnataka, the state government for the first time presented the Budget in two parts—Agriculture Budget Part I and General Budget Part II—in the House.

The Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries (University of Kerala) and Agency for Development of Aqua Culture, Kerala, have identified the use of small mesh encircling nets as one of the biggest threats to the biodiversity of Vellayani lake, the second largest fresh water body in the State.

A participatory fish census conducted by the institutions has found that many perennial streams, which supplied water to the lake, have dried up. Paddy fields and wetlands have been land filled. The research team also noticed an alarming depletion of frogs in the lake. Pesticide contamination of the lake and shrinking of its area were other major issues affecting the water body’s survival.

Saline water intrusion has caused damage to boro paddy seedlings on 350 bighas of land in Dumuria upazila of Khulna, reports UNB.

The Central government has sanctioned a grant of Rs 1.89 crore for the modernisation and construction of fish landing centres in the state reservoirs under the scheme of the National Fisheries Development Board, Hyderabad.

Forest Minister Thakur Singh Bharmouri, who also holds the portfolio of fisheries, said here today that the state was concentrating on maintaining the quality of fish in state reservoirs to benefit those involved in the avocation.

Bangalore: The high court on Wednesday directed all deputy commissioners and superintendents of police in the state to take action against illegal rearing, selling and transportation of banned fish.

A division bench headed by acting Chief Justice K Sreedhar Rao asked police to invoke Section 133 of Criminal Procedure Code and take stern action against illegal catfish rearing and to file a compliance report to the court within three months.

Increasing marine pollution, residents’ inaccessibility to potable water and the poverty have made the people of coastal areas vulnerable to face diseases, especially measles.

This study estimated the adoption rate of integrated aquaculture-agriculture (IAA) technologies in Bangladesh and their impact on poverty and fish and food consumption in adopting households.

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