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Illegal Prawn Gheris to Face Penal Action

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INDIA:BHUBANESWAR - In its bid to free Chilika from illegal prawn gheris which continue to strangle the brackish water lagoon, the Odisha Government, for the first time, is contemplating to initiate legal action against the encroachers.

Oceana: Second anchovy season 'threatens the resource sustainability'

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PERU:The international marine conservation organization Oceana expressed regret at the decision of the Ministry of Production (PRODUCE) to open a second anchovy fishing season, given the "high degree of vulnerability of this species compared to El Niño Phenomenon," as it is indicated through scientific evidence.

The NGO argues that the adopted measure threatens the sustainability of the world's largest fishery, which could experience a population collapse.

First Chinese tilapia farms to achieve ASC certification

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CHINA:Tilapia farm Qionghai Zhongpingzi Grobest and Chengmai Xingyuan Development Co Ltd have become the first Chinese farms to achieve Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification, reflecting the pioneering initiative and efforts of a few farms in the industry to tackle some of the major challenges facing tilapia farming in China.

Shrimp production drop could affect seafood exports

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INDIA : It is likely that India’s total seafood exports decline 10 per cent-20 per cent this year due to the impact of a lower shrimp production.

Representatives of the sector explain the decline in production has been attributed to a spread of non-viral disease, a situation that was favoured by inadequate rainfall, Economic Times reported.

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