Climate Change and Inland Fisheries

Global warming and its associated climatic change is the major environmental challenge of the 21st century. It has become a threat to the livelihood and economies of countries dependent on natural ecosystems of the planet including those in the fisheries and aquaculture sector. While the importance of fisheries and aquaculture is often less understood, the […]

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Climate Change and Indian Marine Fisheries: Options for Adaptation

Global warming that is expected to occur over this century is not confined only to the atmosphere; the oceans would get warmer too. Over the next 50 years, temperatures in the Indian seas are expected to rise by 1 to 3°C (Fig. 1). The oceans are predicted to acidify, turn saline, and sea levels and […]

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Sustainability and Living Marine Resources

The marine environment, oceans, seas and adjacent coastal areas, with their opportunities for sustainable development form an essential component of the global life support system. The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) sets forth rights and obligations of the States and provides the international basis to pursue the protection and sustainable […]

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Ornamental Fish Breeding – a livelihood initiative

Shri G Mohan Kumar, Chairman, The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), in conversation with the editor, affably offered insights on issues of sustainable livelihood and outlined mechanisms to increase the export potential of breeding exotic and ornamental fish. He spoke in detail about a new initiative launched by MPEDA to promote ornamental fish farming […]

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