Rs 100 crore crab industry under threat from biodiversity loss, indiscriminate crabbing

Rs 100 crore crab industry under threat from biodiversity loss, indiscriminate crabbing With no legal control and monitoring mechanism, over exploitation of mud crabs from the wild has resulted in the stagnation of fisheries production of this species across the country, affecting the livelihood of many in the coastal districts. Sumitra Samanth in her shop […]

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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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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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