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Bioluminescence at Devgad beach in Sindhudurg, Maharashtra.(Sourced: Sanit Acharekar)

Maharashtra: Glistening ‘blue tide’ along Mumbai, Sindhudurg coasts

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 10:37 AM IST
Bioluminescence has been an annual occurrence along the west coast since 2016 during the months of November and December
Bycatch of juvenile hammerhead sharks. The study revealed that juvenile fish were being illegally caught with gill and trawl nets at fishing ports, including at Mumbai.(Photo Credit: Dhanashree Bagade)
Bycatch of juvenile hammerhead sharks. The study revealed that juvenile fish were being illegally caught with gill and trawl nets at fishing ports, including at Mumbai.(Photo Credit: Dhanashree Bagade)

Shark, 15 other fish species along Maharashtra coast under threat: Study

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2019 01:10 PM IST
The study’s findings not only highlight the dangers of indiscriminate fishing to the environment, but also to the fishing community that has seen a drop in the volume of their catch.
To lower juvenile bycatch, Tarun Shridhar, secretary, department of animal husbandry, dairying and fisheries, issued an advisory in February, directing all coastal states to implement a minimum legal size for catching, landing and trade of fish.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
To lower juvenile bycatch, Tarun Shridhar, secretary, department of animal husbandry, dairying and fisheries, issued an advisory in February, directing all coastal states to implement a minimum legal size for catching, landing and trade of fish.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

‘Overfishing, killing of juvenile fish on rise along Maharashtra coast’

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2019 08:38 AM IST
After analysing data collected throughout the year, the CMFRI, Mumbai, has concluded that juvenile fish catch across Maharashtra led to an overall loss exceeding 686 crore in 2018. The amount was 355 crore for 2017.
Coastal wetlands get two big protectors(PTI)
Coastal wetlands get two big protectors(PTI)

Coastal wetlands get two big protectors

Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2019 03:54 AM IST
As per the MoU, the institutes aim to identify and demarcate wetlands, and protect them through coastal livelihood programs.
Workers conducted soil testing for the coastal road project at Marine Drive in Mumbai on April 5.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Workers conducted soil testing for the coastal road project at Marine Drive in Mumbai on April 5.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Bombay high court: Will coastal road project destroy oyster beds?

Hindustan Times | By Kanchan Chaudhari, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2019 07:00 AM IST
Asks Mahasrastra government, Mumbai civic body to respond after report by Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute
The Pygmy false catshark is about 65cm long and dark brown in colour without any prominent pattern.(HT Photo)
The Pygmy false catshark is about 65cm long and dark brown in colour without any prominent pattern.(HT Photo)

New deep sea shark species found, first in India since 2011

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2018 07:10 AM IST
New deep-sea shark species has been found in the northern Indian Ocean, the first such discovery in India since the Mangalore houndshark in 2011.
Authorities seized 8,000 kg of shark fins in the first week of September.(ANI/TWITTER)
Authorities seized 8,000 kg of shark fins in the first week of September.(ANI/TWITTER)

Maha to collate data on smugglers, wild animals to curb illicit trade

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2018 11:47 PM IST
Agencies handling cases related to wildlife crimes have been directed to submit details to Wildlife Crime Control Bureau
(‘Biggest Sand Turtle’ by sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on World Environment Day (Sudarsan Pattanaik/Twitter))
(‘Biggest Sand Turtle’ by sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on World Environment Day (Sudarsan Pattanaik/Twitter))

World Environment Day: Sudarsan Pattnaik makes ‘biggest sand turtle’ to highlight plastic pollution

UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2018 01:02 PM IST
Sudarsan Pattnaik creates his “biggest sand turtle” sculpture at Odisha’s Puri beach to mark World Environment Day.
This National Geographic cover has gone viral for all the right reasons (Vaughn Wallace / Twitter)
This National Geographic cover has gone viral for all the right reasons (Vaughn Wallace / Twitter)

This National Geographic cover will make you think hard about plastic pollution

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Samiksha Pattanaik
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2018 04:27 PM IST
The cover suggests the world’s plastic pollution problem is just “”just the tip of the iceberg.”
Coral reefs in Lizard Island, Australia.(AP Photo)
Coral reefs in Lizard Island, Australia.(AP Photo)

Oceans will have more plastic than fish by 2050: Study

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2018 10:30 PM IST
Dr V Kripa said every year there is a sharp increase in the quantum of plastic waste getting into the ocean and if the situation continued like this plastic debris will outnumber marine creatures, especially fish species.
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