Wednesday, 25 May, 2022

Topic: fish

Pomegranate to prawns — how Barmer is moving beyond desert staples bajra & cumin

Scientists of Krishi Vigyan Kendra have helped farmers in Rajasthan's Barmer district grow fruits and vegetables never grown here before, and earn up to five times more.

Thousands of fish die as Kameng river in Arunachal Pradesh turns black

The cause of death is a large presence of total dissolved substances, reducing visibility & breathing issues for aquatic species, according to District Fisheries Development Officer.

Fish are getting addicted to meth as illegal drugs pollute water bodies, study finds

According to the study in Czech Republic, even low levels of illicit drugs in waterways can affect fish and meth was found in their brains up to 10 days after it was withdrawn.

Nestle expands beyond vegan burgers, adds plant-based tuna alternative

The tuna alternative, based on pea protein and wheat gluten, will first be sold in Nestle’s home market of Switzerland, under its Garden Gourmet brand, at the end of August.

Annual fisheries survey unlikely to be over this year as vessels not repaired due to lockdown

Eleven out of 12 vessels of the Fishery Survey of India fleet remain in dry docks for repairs. The FSI is also short on funds to replace its ageing fleet.

There’s low risk of food spreading the virus, experts say after salmon panic

Questions were raised over potential dangers of food after Covid infections were traced to the chopping board of a seller of imported salmon in Beijing.

China shuns salmon after it is linked to new Covid outbreak in Beijing

Salmon has been taken off shelves in supermarkets & grocery delivery platforms across major Chinese cities, while experts are warning people not to consume it.

Harvard scientists find new ways to take sharper images of black hole

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

Tropical forests could soon add carbon dioxide to the atmosphere instead of reducing it

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

Dead coral reefs could be revived by playing sounds of healthy reefs, finds study

The research, published in Nature Communications, says playing sounds of healthy reefs lure fish — which are extremely important for coral reefs to function — back to dead reefs.

On Camera


US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

India to allow duty-free import of soybean and sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and US President Joe Biden at the Quad Summit, in Tokyo, Tuesday | ANI

Quad action against ‘illegal fishing’ may also target China’s Indo-Pacific ‘political activities’

Indo-Pacific Partnership for Maritime Domain Awareness will use advanced & integrated satellite imagery & technology to combat illegal fishing & 'dubious operations' of Chinese maritime militia.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.