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This latest report on the State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture highlights the vital role of fisheries and aquaculture in both food and nutrition security as well as economic expansion. Also examines broader related issues such as gender, emergency preparedness and the ecosystem approach to fisheries and aquaculture.

The agriculture sector has gone through different phases of growth, embracing a wide variety of institutional interventions, and technology and policy regimes. From the late 1960s onwards, the green revolution helped the sector maintain steady growth for more than two decades. But the challenges that swept through the economy in the 1990s after the initiation of economic reforms arrested this growth. Conscious efforts have brought about a recovery of growth since the middle of the first decade of the 2000s.

Chandigarh: Around 55 lakh cubic feet of silt, that has been removed from Sukhna Lake, is lying by the lake itself.

Shillong: The Meghalaya State Aquaculture Mission has received nearly 40,000 applications from individual fish farmers across the state to partner with the state government in attaining self-suffic

A judge commissioner of justice has weighed in on behalf of victims of lead contamination at Klity Creek in Kanchanaburi's Thong Pha Phum district by seeking compensation for their illnesses.

Kapurthala: Scores of fish have been found dead at the Kanjli wetland.

SAMBALPUR: Displaced by Hirakud dam project, the fishermen residing in periphery villages of Hirakud dam reservoir (HDR) are finding it difficult to eke out a living.

Biometric cards for fishing workers will be distributed in three months.

Minister for Fisheries and Excise K. Babu has said that projects worth Rs. 650 crore will be implemented this year for the development of fisheries sector. The projects will be implemented in association with the Fisheries department, Coastal Areas Development Corporation, Matsyafed, and Fishermen’s Welfare Fund Board, he said. He was talking after inaugurating the valedictory session of the State-level leadership camp of the Kerala Pradesh Matsya Thozhilali Congress here on Saturday.

As part of the steps taken by the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) to alleviate malnutrition among the tribal community living at Valappur atop Kolli Hills, the foundation has initiated rearing of carp fish in the private and community ponds in a people participatory mode, on Saturday.

“Nutrition deficiency diseases such as goitre, anaemia and calcium deficiency are visible among tribals on that hill and it could be brought down by adding fish as part of their diet,” Principal Investigator of the IDRC Alleviation of Poverty and Malnutrition Project of the MSSRF Mr. Siddick Abubacker told The Hindu .

Controversies related to Indian trawlers crossing into Sri Lankan waters of the Palk Bay have repeatedly been the subject of newspaper headlines in both India and Sri Lanka since 1990. The first aim of this paper is to provide grass-roots insights into the post-war status of the north Sri Lankan fishing population and how their recent recovery has added a new dimension to the Palk Bay conflict. The second purpose is to create a better understanding of the nature of this conflict and to analyse the relevance of existing and proposed governance responses.