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The World Forum of Fisher People (WFFP) and Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF) while welcoming the report designed by Olivier De Schutter, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, w

Coastal communities would be the first to be hit by climate change, said Anil K. Gupta, Executive Vice-Chair, National Innovation Foundation, Hyderabad.

Prof. Gupta was delivering the plenary talk during the inauguration of the national seminar on traditional knowledge and management systems in fisheries at the Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, here on Tuesday. The traditional knowledge available with people can help in indicating climate change and its impact. The Akshaya e-centres of Kerala could be utilised for traditional knowledge dissemination. Ethically correct and sustainable traditional knowledge needed to be encouraged, he said.

Elevated levels of cesium still detected in fish off the Fukushima coast of Japan suggest that radioactive particles from last year’s nuclear disaster have accumulated on the seafloor and could con

Invasion of lionfish Pterois volitans and other reef fishes in the Vellar estuary, Parangipettai (lat.11°29′N, long. 79°46′E) southeast coast of India, is a cause of concern as it may affect the local fishing communities and the estuarine ecological conditions.

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High levels of mercury have been detected in the environment and bodies of people in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh, according to a study conducted by the Centre for Science and Environment (C

GOLAKGANJ, Oct 18 – For Ajharul Alom, that Sunday, the word extinct became synonymous with fish.

About 120 marine hotspots identified by experts are awaiting to be approved by the Convention on Biological Diversity as they need immediate attention.

Coastal livelihoods in SW Bangladesh are largely dependent on its natural resources of mangrove forest (timber, wood fuel, honey, fish and other aquatic species) agriculture and marine fisheries. Following construction of the coastal embankment and other development investment there have been drastic environmental changes.

If an interesting feasibility study gets general approval, we could have a cross-sectoral institutional mechanism for conservation of coastal and marine biodiversity.

Four Nigerian villagers took Royal Dutch Shell to court on Thursday in a landmark pollution case that campaigners said could open the door to more compensation claims against international companie