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Fishing limits for wild salmon in the Baltic Sea will be unchanged or cut slightly next year, under European proposals published on Friday, which environmentalists say ignore concerns that some sub

A high federal court in Brazil has ruled that work on the Belo Monte dam in the Brazilian Amazon be immediately suspended.

TAMLUK: The economy of East Midnapore district could be in trouble, since it is heavily dependent upon the cultivation of Bagda prawns, a product for which there is dwindling demand.

Fishing rights granted in favour of a cooperative society of fishermen or Scheduled Caste people on a preferential basis cannot be cancelled just because the local body, in which the water body was situated, was willing to pay more money than the society, the Madras High Court has said.

Dismissing a writ petition filed by Thimmapuram village panchayat in Krishnagiri district, Justice S. Manikumar said: It is not for the interest of the panchayat administration or its coffers that fishing rights are granted. It cannot also be said that fishing rights are the property of the panchayat.”

MARGAO: Velim roared on Wednesday as villagers came out strongly against the government’s decision to go ahead with the land acquisition process to acquire 30,000 square metres of land for the Cutbona jetty expansion.

Bowing to the demands and sentiments of the villagers, members of the Velim Panchayat have agreed to resign after a certain time-frame, while Velim MLA Benjamin D’Silva has assured to support the villagers cause and move the government to get the land acquisition process scrapped.

The European Union Council Regulation on illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing states that, exports of fish and fishery products from those countries which do not comply with its articles would be rejected by the EU from 1 January 2010 onwards. Since the EU is the major seafood market for developing countries, this regulation is of great significance to trade in fish and fishery products.

Demands raised before committee appointed by Fisheries Department

Fish farmers have urged the government to provide quality fishlings and fish feed to promote aquaculture in agricultural fields. The farmers raised their demands at a meeting convened here on Thursday by a 12-member committee appointed by the Fisheries Department to formulate policies to promote sustainable aquaculture in pokkali and kole lands.

Srinagar: The case of fish deaths at Srinagar’s Nigeen Lake has reached courts after an application was submitted before the J&K High Court asking it to look into the mystery behind the large-s

Thai opponents of a planned multi-billion dollar dam in Laos submitted a lawsuit to a court in Bangkok on Tuesday seeking to prevent their country buying power from the hydropower project.

A snowy winter scene isn’t exactly standard summer fare, but that’s the sight that greeted beach-goers in Hong Kong over the weekend.