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New fish species found in Chilika 25 Aug 2018
 
Researchers have found a new variety of spiny fish from the Chilika lagoon. The fish is commonly called the Indian Hand Fish due to its resemblance of its fin rays with human fingers.     
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Source: The Telegraph
Fish-import ban lifted in Meghalaya 24 Aug 2018
 
Fish trade in Meghalaya resumed on Thursday after the 30-day ban on import of fish was lifted by the state government     
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Source: The Telegraph
Aqua exporters unaware of cargo facility at Gannavaram airport 18 Aug 2018
 
The 10-tonne capacity cargo service in Gannavaram airport, which has been functional since August 1, is hardly being used by aqua and agricultural exporters, though it happens to be the cheaper way as compared to the one they use for transportation of cargo.     
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Source: The New Indian Express
Blessing in disguise for shrimp exporters as rupee slumps against US dollar 14 Aug 2018
 
Indian rupee breaching the 70 mark against US dollar has brought cheers to seafood exporters. Already battered by lower realisations in dollars due to a surge in the production of Vannamei shrimp from key producing nations and lower American demand, the rupee's fall may help the exporters in recovering from the woes.     
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Source: Business Standard
K S Srinivas takes over as MPEDA chief 14 Aug 2018
 
IAS officer K S Srinivas has taken over as the Chairman of the city-based Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), an agency under the Union Commerce Ministry.     
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Source: Business Standard
Maharashtra government planning a fish park in Konkan 10 Aug 2018
 
The ornamental and exotic fish industry may soon get a shot in the arm with the state government planning an 'ornamental fish park' in the Konkan. Likely to come up in Sindhudurg, this park will be modelled on the lines of industrial areas and will boost domestic demand and increase the country's share in the export of these fish by nurturing a larger eco-system.     
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Source: DNA India
Farmed seafood to grow by 40 percent worldwide: UN 07 Aug 2018
 
The United Nations says that aquaculture (Farmed Seafood) continues to grow faster than any other major food production sector in the world as it helps boost the economies of coastal communities and put affordable protein on the table     
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Source: Sea West News
Centre shoots down proposal to modernise fishing harbour 02 Aug 2018
 
The Union government has shot down the grant sought by the State government for modernising the Visakhapatnam Fishing Harbour, one of the oldest in the country, at a total cost of Rs. 40 crore.     
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Source: The Hindu
Exporters get jittery as fish import ban ending 01 Aug 2018
 
The local fish exporting units on Tuesday said that they will be badly hit if the government decides to extend the 15-day fish import ban, which is set to expire.     
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Source: The Navhind Times
Hilsa fish reaching Kolkata shrinking in size Source: Times of India (30-July-2018) 30 Jul 2018
 
About 60-70% of the catch that has reached Kolkata weighs less than 500 grams KOLKATA: The season of Hilsa is here, but something is amiss about the soft, succulent, silvery delight, without which no monsoon platter is complete. It has shrunk in size     
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Source: The Times of India
 
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