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  • The river

    The river

    Lumla was mending the fishing line with all attention. He had been trying to land a catch for some time but somehow it was not his day. A little frustrated, he gave a pull to his angle when the hook got stuck somewhere underwater and the cord snapped. Ruefully he went for a repair. He …

    September 23, 2018
  • Loving our fish to death

    Loving our fish to death

    Besides Durga Puja and Poila Baishak,’ Ilish season’ in monsoon is one of the three occasions when Bengalis turn spendthrifts. This is mainly due to their inexplicable inborn love for fish, especially the hilsa which forms an integral part of their rituals and traditions. In the past, the groom’s family presented a hilsa wrapped in …

    October 15, 2017
  • Before it’s too late

    Before it’s too late

    Fishes form a significant link in the wetland eco-system. In contemporary times, rapid urbanisation and building of dams and barrages are posing a great threat to the piscean habitat. In the Eastern Himalayan region, there are natural disasters like landslides that cause havoc to fish populations and conservation of fish diversity becomes highly essential to …

    September 8, 2017
  • Fishing harbour to come up in Odisha’s Ganjam district

    Fishing harbour to come up in Odisha’s Ganjam district

    A project to set up a full-fledged fishing harbour near Sana Arjipalli in Ganjam district is likely to start soon. To be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs.100 crore, the proposed project will have all modern facilities. Around 1,000 fishing boats can anchor at the harbour and it will benefit around 50,000 traditional fishermen …

    May 15, 2017