[OANNES Foro] ICSF DC Weekly News Alert from 15 April to 19 April 2013

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*15 April to 19 April 2013*


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Please find below web links of ICSF DC Weekly News Alert from 15 April to
19 April 2013.


*Odisha: Chilika development authority bringing in another new concept
'allowable envelope' *

Report by IED bureau, Bhubaneswar: Chilika development authority in
collaboration with wetlands international is bringing in another new
concept "allowable envelope" developed by wetlands international for
sustainable management of Chilika Lake...
Andhra Pradesh: Boat workers seek Rs.150 per day as compensation during ban

AITUC-affiliated union to hold a meeting at the fishing harbour on April
18. Visakhapatnam Fishing Harbour Workers’ Union (VFHWU) has sought
compensation from the government for the workers rendered jobless due to
47-day fishing ban which began on Monday at the rate of Rs.150 per day. To
press for the demand, the AITUC-affiliated union will hold a meeting here
at the fishing harbour on April 18...

*Tamil Nadu: TN govt invite bids for green field port in Nagapattinam *

The primary and secondary hinterland of the proposed port at Nagapattinam
would comprise districts of Perambalur, Villupuram, Salem, Namakkal, Karur,
Thanjavur, Thiruvarur and Erode. The Tamil Nadu government has proposed to
invite bids for developing a green field port in Nagapattinam at a cost of
Rs. 380 crore. Mumbai-based i-maritime Consultancy Pvt. Ltd was engaged in
the bidding process for developing the port, a policy note tabled in the
State Assembly said on Monday...
Tamil Nadu: Over 500 TN fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy since May 2011*

Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday said that due to its consistent efforts
Sri Lanka had released over 500 fishermen arrested by its navy since May,
2011 and re-affirmed that retrieval of ‘katchatheevu,’ an islet ceded by
India to the neighbouring nation in 1974, was its “topmost agenda...”
Kerala: Marines case: Italian govt questions NIA's jurisdiction *

New Delhi: Italy on Tuesday questioned in the Supreme Court NIA's
jurisdiction to probe the case against its two marines for allegedly
killing two Indian fishermen, a contention rejected by the government which
assured the court that investigation will be completed in 60 days. The SC
has reserved verdict on modalities of investigation against Italian
mariners accused of killing two Kerala fishermen...
Kerala: Foreign vessels in coastal waters a cause for concern*

All Kerala Fishing Boat Operators’ Association leaders have come up with an
allegation that the authorities were facilitating fishing by foreign
vessels in the coast. “Fishermen set out to sea from Kerala have reported
that they spotted ‘Atlantic Dawn’, an Irish fishing vessel which is one of
the largest of its kind in the world...

*Gujarat: Adanis flouted norms in Gujarat *

Mangrove forests spread across 75 acres were destroyed and several creeks
blocked for building India’s largest private port in Gujarat, an Adani
group initiative. This was found by a high-level committee that reviewed
the group’s port and special economic zone projects in the state. The
five-member committee, headed by environmentalist Sunita Narain, found
ample evidence of the Adani group’s efforts to circumvent statutory
procedures for obtaining clearances for the port...

*India: Anguished father of fisherman killed off UAE coast by US Navy
speaks of loss *

Dubai:  The father of a fisherman shot dead by the US navy off Jebel Ali
port last year is angered and disappointed at the American investigation
clearing the security crew aboard the USNS Rappahannock. The report
released a week ago said US servicemen on the naval refuelling vessel used
"appropriate force" and acted in self-defence...

*India: The face of climate change in India *

India, recognized as one of the twelve mega-diversity countries of the
world, is facing grave ecological challenges. The theme of this year’s
Earth Day celebrations is “The Face of Climate Change.” Here’s a quick
snap-shot of climate change in the country struggling to strike a balance
between its changing ecology and increasing stress on natural resources...

*Pakistan: Facts about illegal Indian fishing activity inside Pakistan EEZ *

Pakistan’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of 200-nautical miles, designated
by the United Nations, is overwhelmingly enriched in both living and
non-living marine resources - especially the Indus Delta region has
abundance of prime quality fish that entice the neighbouring Indian
fishermen, who deliberately violate the international boundaries and
indulge in illegal fishing activities in Pakistan’s EEZ...

*Bangladesh: Bangladesh’s largest trawler completes sea trial *

The largest trawler in Bangladesh has recently completed a successful sea
trial in the Bay of Bengal. F.T. Agro Food-1 was built by Western Fishers
Shipyard Ltd (WFSL), a joint venture between Western Marine Shipyard &
Fishers Shipyard. F.T. Agro Food-1 is a 42m deep sea mid-water fishing
trawler - the first of its kind ever made in Bangladesh. This ship is the
first from a series of three sister vessels WFSL has built for Agro Food
Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan Government to Invest in Inland Fisheries *

Sri Lanka - With an increase in the price of ocean fish, the Sri Lankan
government is investing in the inland fisheries industry to create a good
demand for Sri Lankan inland fish in the world market. Fisheries and
Aquatic Resources Development Minister, Dr Rajitha Senaratne, said the
price of sea fish is increasing due to fuel price hikes, the increase of
cost which sea fishermen have to spend on boats and repairs of their

*Myanmar: Hundreds Protest Pipeline in Burma’s Rakhine State *

Hundreds of residents protested Thursday against a China-backed petroleum
pipeline project in western Burma’s Rakhine state over inadequate
compensation and demands that the project developer provide better
transportation infrastructure and higher salaries for local workers. Around
400 people gathered to protest the Shwe Gas Project in Maday Island off the
coast of Kyaukpyu town in the Bay of Bengal, also complaining that the
project had polluted rivers which fishermen in the area had depended on for
their catch...



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