Fishermen Current Affairs, GK & News

ICAR prepared fisheries guidelines become part of FAO

On May 7, 2020, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) released advisories to fisheries sector in 12 languages. Apart from Hindi and English, advisories were issued in 10 regional languages. Highlights The advisories were prepared and issued by ICAR-CIFRI (Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute), Barrackpore. It included rivers, reservoirs, estuaries, wetlands and reservoirs. Apart ..

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Lists of Civilian prisoners and fishermen exchanged between India and Pakistan

On January 1, 2020, India and Pakistan exchanged list of prisoners and fishermen. The countries exchange the information every year on 1st January and 1st July. They also exchanged nuclear installations alongside on the same day. Highlights Pakistan shared the lists of 227 fishermen and 55 civilian prisoners who are Indians or believed to be ..

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First Tripartite Agreement on Fisheries and Aquaculture Development Fund

On December 23, 2019, the department of fisheries (GoI), NABARD and Tamil Nadu Government signed an agreement to implement Fisheries and Aquaculture Development Fund (FIDF). The tripartite agreement set a total of Rs 7522 crores to address the infrastructure requirement of fisheries sector. Highlights The fund includes setting up of berth facilities for safe landing ..

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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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India, Pakistan exchange lists of civilian prisoners and fishermen lodged in each other’s jails

India and Pakistan have exchanged lists of civilian prisoners and fishermen lodged in each other’s jails. The list was shared as per the provision of bilateral agreement on consular access signed between both countries in May 2008. Under it, lists of prisoners have to be exchanged twice every year – on January 1 and July ..

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