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India’s shrimp exports to US seen robust 15 Jun 2018
 
Indian shrimp exports to the US are likely to be robust and higher in 2018 despite a global supply glut due to higher production in most countries     
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Source: Financial Express
Work starts on 4th phase of aquatic quarantine facility 14 Jun 2018
 
The fully air-conditioned and sterile quarantine cubicles look like an intensive care unit where VVIPs are being treated. Scientists and technicians closely monitor the Pacific White Leg Shrimp (L. vannamei) imported mainly from the U.S. and Singapore and kept in quarantine tanks at the Aquatic Quarantine Facility (AQF). It is operated by the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) at the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture at Neelankarai in Chennai.     
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Source: The Hindu
Major plan to drive shrimp production up in country 13 Jun 2018
 
The marine products export development authority has planned to expand the aquatic quarantine facility here to increase shrimp production by 3.50 lakh metric tonnes per annum.     
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Source: The Economic Times
There Can’t Be Wholesale Killing Of Sharks: Kerala HC Upholds Central Govt Notification Banning Export Of Shark Fins Of All Species 12 Jun 2018
 
Even among the fish consumers, those that prefer shark meat are minuscule. So, to cater to the needs of such negligible consumers, there cannot be the wholesale killing of sharks. The culprit is finning, and the result is the species thinning, to the extent of disappearing—almost, the court remarked... ...      View More     
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Source: LiveLaw.in
Soon, farm fresh fish to be harvested in Veraval 02 Jun 2018
 
Soon farm fresh fish will be available from Veraval coast as fishermen there plan to adopt the sea cage fish farming technique developed by Cochin-based Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) that works under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).     
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Source: The Times of India
Government Relaxes Norms For Coastal Movement Of Agri, Fishery Products 02 Jun 2018
 
The government has done away with the licensing permits for foreign vessels for coastal movement of agriculture, fishery and animal produce, besides allowing Indian citizens to charter ships for these, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said.     
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Source: Bloomberg
MPEDA successfully demonstrates open pond culture of Asian sea bass 23 May 2018
 
State-run Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) said on Tuesday that it has successfully demonstrated open pond culture of Asian sea bass, which can significantly increase the yield of this much-in-demand seafood with huge export potential and help small and marginal farmers to adopt this method in a cost-effective manner     
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Source: Financial Express
Radha Mohan Singh addresses National Conference of Fisheries Ministers of Coastal states 17 May 2018
 
During the last decade, India has attained first position with around 14% average annual growth in the export of fish & fishery products. Fish production in India has also grown by 27% in 2014-18 as compared to 2010-14.     
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Source: 5 Dariya News
Maharashtra: State govt to boost fish output to double farmers’ income in region 18 Apr 2018
 
The Maharashtra government will promote fisheries as an allied activity to agriculture to double farmers’ income by 2022. Doubling farmers’ income by way of non-farm sources is high on agenda of Narendra Modi government at Centre     
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Source: The Times of India
Manipur can have fishery projects: Vice President 18 Apr 2018
 
Vice President M. Venkaih Naidu on Wednesday said that there could be various fishery and aquarium projects in Manipur to increase income of farmers since the state has sufficient rainfall round the year.     
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Source: Business Standard
 
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