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GoI launches GEMINI Device for Disaster Warning

The Government of India launched the GEMINI device that will provide information related to disaster warning. This is exclusively designed for fishermen about disasters when they are 10 to 12 km away from the coast. GEMINI GEMINI is Gagan Enabled Mariner’s Instrument for Navigation and Information. It disseminates seamlessly about emergency situations, communication on disaster ..

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Injambakkam beach in Chennai and Besant Nagar’s Eliot’s Beach notices a blue shimmer on waves

On 18th August 2019, visitors to the Injambakkam beach in Chennai and Besant Nagar’s Eliot’s Beach noticed a blue shimmer on the waves i.e. Popularly known as ‘Sea Tinkle’. According to marine experts, the Noctiluca algae were behind this blue glow phenomenon. The algae exhibit the phenomenon of bioluminescence (or biologically produce light when disturbed). ..

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IIT Hyderabad with Harvard University studied mercury accumulation in fish

According to a study conducted by researchers from Harvard University and IIT Hyderabad, climate change and overfishing are resulting in an increase of a toxin called methylmercury (MeHg) in the ocean’s fishes like Atlantic cod, Atlantic bluefin tuna. These fishes are widely consumed by humans. The researchers pointed 3 factors that result in mercury accumulation ..

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At Great Barrier Reef: Person bitten by shark

A rescue helicopter arrived at the Great Barrier Reef after a person was reported to be bitten by the Shark. It happened at the HArdy reef, one of the 1000 small reef that make up the Great Barrier Reef. Great Barrier reef is the largest coral reef in the world. IT has over 2900 reefs ..

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World Fisheries Day (WFD-2018)

The World Fisheries Day (WFD) is observed every year on 21st of November throughout the world by fishing communities. This day is celebrated through rallies, workshops, public meetings, cultural programs, dramas, exhibition, music show, and demonstrations to highlight the importance of maintaining the world’s fisheries. It helps in highlighting the critical importance to human lives, ..

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Fact Sheet: Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund (FAIDF)

To double farmers’ income by 2022 the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved creation of FAIDF recently. The proposal for creation of fund was made in budget 2018-19. Salient features of the fund The main aim is to boost fish production to achieve the target of producing 15 million tonnes of fish production ..

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