Offshore floating platform, artificial reefs mooted to tap fish wealth

September 13, 2012

At a time when there are discussions galore about Emerging Kerala meet and promoting grassroots-level development, why is there no talk about launching such schemes focusing on the coastline of the State and the fisherfolk, asks Robert Panipilla, a researcher in traditional fishing and coastal issues.

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Artificial Reef Project to be launched Tuesday

March 27, 2012

Decreasing fish resources in the Kerala waters have prompted an ‘artificial’ solution. On Tuesday morning, the Kerala State Coastal Area Development Corporation Ltd (KSCADC) will launch a project to establish artificial reefs off the Thiruvananthapuram coast.

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Alang shipbreaking yard set for makeover

February 13, 2012

The Gujarat government plans to transform the Alang shipbreaking yard into an international-level ship recycling yard by making it safer and eco-friendly in collaboration with the Japan government.

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Alang faces tough competition as Bangladesh yards resume work

May 27, 2011

Business at Alang’s ship-breaking yards plummeted by half in April as rival facilities in Bangladesh reopened after a 10-month closure ordered by the courts there over environmental concerns.

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Creating Artificial Reef by Sinking ‘River Princess’

December 11, 2011

When there is a problem, there also comes an opportunity. The government is soon going to waste massive public funds - almost Rs 100 crore - in removal of the drifted vessel M/V River Princess.

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Artificial reef in India

April 29, 2010

ASR Limited, a well known company from New Zealand that employs lots of surfer scientists, has introduced a new "multi-purpose reef" that was recently installed along the west coast of India to help stabilize coastal erosion.

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October 10, 2009

Indian government has submitted to the IMO that a ship under tow should be pre-contaminated and the Indian Supreme Court has also sought prior decontamination of such ships in the country of export.

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India starts hydrographic study in Mauritius

March 9, 2009

The INS Nirdesshak, an Indian Scientific ship, is expected to dock in Mauritius on Tuesday to carry out a hydrographic study around the Island and create a nautical passage for ships to this part of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius official sources told PANA here.

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Artificial Reef set to sink

February 24, 2009

The Government?s usual apathy in executing a project within a stipulated time frame and its dilly-dallying on taking decisions may cost Kovalam, the internationally-acclaimed tourist centre, its Multi-purpose Reef being prepared by the ASR Ltd, a New Zealand -based Marine Consulting and Engineering Company.

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