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Once water resilient, mining-affected villages in Goa now entirely dependent on government tankers for supply
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Once water resilient, mining-affected villages in Goa now entirely dependent on government tankers for supply

Opencast iron ore mining reduces the groundwater table and causes surface water pollution. The village of Pissurlem in the mining-belt of north-east Goa used to be brimming with water; it is now entirely dependent on government tankers.

Fishing boats that dredge their nets release carbon equivalent to aviation
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Fishing boats that dredge their nets release carbon equivalent to aviation

They also found that strategically banning fishing in specific areas could increase global fish yields by eight million tonnes.

In Bangladesh, a fishing community lives in a boat village, dissociated from mainland, government assistance
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In Bangladesh, a fishing community lives in a boat village, dissociated from mainland, government assistance

The locals consider them to be lower caste people. The land dwellers are the main customers of these fishers, as they do business with the ‘Babaija’. It is a relation of monetary transactions, not one of kinship.

Number of sharks, rays have fallen more than 70 percent between 1970-2018
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Number of sharks, rays have fallen more than 70 percent between 1970-2018

While climate change and pollution also imperil shark survival, increased fishing pressure is the greatest threat for every oceanic shark species.

We've been profiting by slaughtering Antarctica's wildlife since it was discovered 200 years ago
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We've been profiting by slaughtering Antarctica's wildlife since it was discovered 200 years ago

Before 1833, at least seven million fur seals were killed in the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic.

Karnataka fisherman catches two giant manta rays while deep sea fishing off Malpe port
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Karnataka fisherman catches two giant manta rays while deep sea fishing off Malpe port

Manta rays belong to the genus Mobula and have triangular pectoral fins, two horn-shaped fins, forward-facing mouths. The manta rays caught on Wednesday weigh 750 kg and 250 kg each.

Earth Day: There are no fish in the ocean — Declining catch worries fishermen in southern Karnataka
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Earth Day: There are no fish in the ocean — Declining catch worries fishermen in southern Karnataka

Climate change, unsustainable and unregulated fishing methods have both been blamed for this decline.

Despite fishing activities being exempted under lockdown, fisherfolk in Odisha say workforce, logistics, market situation major hurdles in wake of COVID-19
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Despite fishing activities being exempted under lockdown, fisherfolk in Odisha say workforce, logistics, market situation major hurdles in wake of COVID-19

Highlighting why exemption of fisheries and related activities from lockdown restrictions may not help fishing communities and businesses much, experts have said that logistics, manpower and market situation in the wake of COVID-19 stand as major obstacles.

Lit fishnets can reduce chances of turtle, dolphins, whales getting caught by accident
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Lit fishnets can reduce chances of turtle, dolphins, whales getting caught by accident

Gillnet fisheries have high bycatch rates of threatened marine life like turtles, whales, dolphins, seabirds.

The ocean could be providing six times more food with a few reforms, scientists believe
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The ocean could be providing six times more food with a few reforms, scientists believe

With reforms, the fishing industry could boost catches by 20 percent compared to today.

One of a kind study provides roadmap for protecting oceans in keeping with UN goal
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One of a kind study provides roadmap for protecting oceans in keeping with UN goal

The United Nations are had set a goal that 10 percent of the oceans are made MPAs by 2020.

Livelihoods of Pakistan fishing communities along the Indus dry up with the river
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Livelihoods of Pakistan fishing communities along the Indus dry up with the river

Dam construction and other upstream activities have left the fishing communities in Pakistan along the Indus with little to fish, and livelihoods that have dried up with the river.

Wildlife Week 2019: Maharashtra's humpback dolphins locked in battle for safe habitats and food security
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Wildlife Week 2019: Maharashtra's humpback dolphins locked in battle for safe habitats and food security

Studying human-animal interaction will allow us to understand this relationship and help in conservation efforts.

Wildlife Week 2019: Indian fisherfolk transitioning away from tradition is affecting fisheries nationwide
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Wildlife Week 2019: Indian fisherfolk transitioning away from tradition is affecting fisheries nationwide

Commercial, industrialized fishing operations seek out migrant labour to fill their large manpower needs.

Mumbai’s fishermen are relieved after the High courts pause the coastal road project
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Mumbai’s fishermen are relieved after the High courts pause the coastal road project

This project is considered to be the pet project of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, who launched in 2018.

India begins regulating its fisheries in pursuit for sustainability, sets up first ministry for fisheries
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India begins regulating its fisheries in pursuit for sustainability, sets up first ministry for fisheries

In India, fishing has transformed into an industrialised, unregulated sector, and yields have slowed, including an unexpected crash in sardine catch. India’s government is working to make fishing more sustainable, including creation of the first ministry for fisheries.

World Oceans Day 2019: Glimpses of life and tides in the intertidal, shores and underwater
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World Oceans Day 2019: Glimpses of life and tides in the intertidal, shores and underwater

Here is a glimpse into the wonders of the underworld that we don't get to see too often enough.

Kolis, Mumbai's aboriginal fishing community, gets a retrospective look with a pop-up museum in Thane
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Kolis, Mumbai's aboriginal fishing community, gets a retrospective look with a pop-up museum in Thane

The exhibition was put up by the Tandel Fund of Archives — a public art project and a pool of archives which aims to gather and document information of the Son Koli communities in and around Mumbai

Kutch's coastal ecology steadily trampled, locals' livelihoods threatened by industrial growth
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Kutch's coastal ecology steadily trampled, locals' livelihoods threatened by industrial growth

Power plants along coastal Kutch are destroying age-old fishing traditions, endangering mangroves, threatening lives and livelihoods, with people who have no hope in political leadership.

Over 1,000 dead dolphins wash up on French coast due to unethical fishing
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Over 1,000 dead dolphins wash up on French coast due to unethical fishing

France's Environment minister to come up with plan to save dying Dolphins by end of year.