The National Fisheries Policy 2020 would offer a strategized way forward to develop, harness, manage and regulate capture and culture fisheries in a responsible and sustainable manner.

Greenpeace Southeast Asia urged Philippine-based tuna canneries to step up improvements in their systems and business practices to address issues on labor rights, sustainability, and traceable produce in the industry.

UNDP is currently implementing an innovative project called the Global Sustainable Supply Chains for Marine Commodities Project (GMC Project).

All the coastal States and Union Territories have already enacted their respective Marine Fishing Regulation Acts (MFRAs) which address the basic elements of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (CCRF).

While 80-90% of the workforce in the global seafood processing industry and 70% of the aquaculture processing workforce is female, these positions exemplify gender disparity as they are mainly low-skilled, low-paid and low-valued jobs.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Pradip Chintaman Gharat & Others Vs State of Maharashtra & Others dated 24/09/2019 regarding use of foreshore land bearing Survey No. 134 in village Erangal, Madh Island, Mumbai for drying fish. It is alleged that the said activity causes air pollution and is also against the Development Control Regulations for Greater Mumbai and CRZ notification.

Almost 600,000 metric tonnes of sharks and rays caught each year by world’s top 20 catchers. A TRAFFIC study has identified the world’s top 20 shark and ray catchers and traders, who collectively account for some 80% of global reported catch averaged by year between 2007–2017.

Wider, appropriate and long-term application of genetic improvement in aquaculture, with a focus on selective breeding, will help boost food production to meet a projected increase in demand for fish and fish products with relatively little extra feed, land, water and other inputs, according to a new FAO report.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sindhudurg Jilla Shramajivi Rapan Machchimar Sangh & Others Vs Govt. of Maharashtra & Others dated 22/05/2019 regarding banning the use of purse seine and mini purse seine nets in course of fishing having regard to adverse impact on the marine life and also on environment friendly fishing by small fishermen.

The shallow coral reef ecosystems along the Indian coast are being threatened by anthropogenic global ocean warming and increased frequency of coral bleaching in the recent past. Identification and conservation of deeper reef habitats are essential as they serve as a source of larvae and livestock to replenish the shallow reef habitats. Information on the location and spatial extent of the mesophotic coral ecosystems (MCEs) and their biodiversity is poorly known in the continental shelf of the east coast of India.

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