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            Fishing Chimes
is a monthly fisheries journal published from Vishakhapatnam city in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. It was established in 1981 by Mr. J.V.H.Dixitulu. Since then, it has grown by leaps and bounds and today it has subscribers from all the States and UTs of India and also from several other countries. The core idea behind the publication of Fishing Chimes is to bring the latest in the technological developments in capture and culture fisheries and in processing of aqua products including value addition for the attention of the readership. The website contains details on the current issue, and the details of subscribing or advertising in the print edition.

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Latest Issue :
March 2013
Volume 32 No.11

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This month's contents: ( March 2013 )


Editorial ~ ILO-C188: A Perfect recipe to kill the Indian Fishing Industry

Business log - NOVUS Sustainable Solutions –– Feedback from farmers

Interview: ..... Growing aqua exports of Bangladesh - 13% growth Year-on-Year in export earnings expected for 2012-13

Feed Index: Indicative Major Feed Ingredient Prices for March 2013

News Letters: Bangladesh


Raw Materials and their Impact on the Extrusion of Aqua Feeds (Part II)

The authors, explaining that fish meal (which has poor flow properties, high nitrogen Solubility Index (NSI) or high Protein Dispensability Index (FDI) and various other conducive paperties) is well suited for use as the main ingredient for aqua feed extrusion, present in this write-up the various aspects of the subject. They have also suggested that Mr. G. Ramaiah, Customer Services Manager, Wenger Manufacturing India (Pvt) Ltd (Manesh@wenger.com) would be glad to provide needed clarifications



Augmenting Fish Supplies to the Undernourished Common man Collaborative Role of Fisheries Professionals

By promoting various fisheries related library programmes, the techniques of modern fisheries can be disseminated very effectively, the authors say. In this context, they observe that there is an urgent need to orient the functions and role of fisheries libraries as instruments to expand and extend fisheries developmental technologies, particularly in respect of aquaculture, among the farmers


Ichthyofauna of Idukki reservoir, Kerala

In the background of the general impression that most of the concentration towards fishery development is aimed at marine fisheries, the authors, while telling us in confirmation of the aforesaid feeling that no initiative has been taken on the development of reservoir fisheries in Kerala, compensate by presenting the work done by them in respect of assessment of the ichthyofauna of Idukki reservoir, the largest reservoir in the State of Kerala             


March 2013 issue

ILO-C188: A Perfect recipe to kill the
Indian Fishing Industry


In most native languages in India there is a saying meaning that ‘one need not seek the permission of the chicken before preparing masala for chicken biriyani’. The processes of transactions in the consultations on ILO Convention 188 (Work in Fishing Sector) were seemingly similar to this saying. It is becoming clearer that the convention was organised with an intention to kill the Indian fishing industry. The vested groups are working hard to get this ratified in spite of the protests from the fishing industry. Masala of the aforesaid kind cannot be wasted because it is prepared by an international chef with the support of several local expert cooks.

Soon after the first consultation on C-188 held in Kochi during August-September 2010, Fishing Chimes had published an editorial (December 2010 issue) detailing the various implications of the ratification. As agreed in Kochi, the ILO and Labour Ministry was kind enough to consult the Industry in a meeting at Visakhapatnam. At this Meet it was learnt that the various stakeholders of the Industry had clearly stated their disagreement to ratify the presented resolutions at the Convention. But, the mere dissidence of the major stakeholders was not sufficient to deter the ILO and Ministry of Labour from pursuing their interest of ratifying the C-188. .more

February 2013 issue

Watershed Management in India for Fisheries Development
(In Western and Eastern Himalayas & in Western and Eastern Ghats)


India has a well recognised and distinct place in the global perspective in respect of the development of its capture and culture fisheries. While this is the overall picture, it has to be conceded that the trend and status of fisheries development in the watershed zones, mostly located in high attitude areas such as Western and Eastern Himalayas and in Western and Eastern Ghats, confront the nation with a general gap awaiting fisheries developmental effort of the order needed, as a further fillip to the initiatives already taken, (particularly in the Western and Eastern Himalayas and also in the elevated altitude zones of the Eastern and Western Ghats) by the Central Fisheries Research Institutes and State Fisheries Departments concerned. The inputs in the said areas contributed by CIFRI, CIFT and by ICAR’s other concerned regional research centres are remarkable and are ongoing.

In the aforesaid background, a remarkable developmental initiative has been taken by the Central Soil & Water Conservation Research & Training Institute, Dehradun, Uttarakhand for the promotion of watershed-based fish culture as well as capture fisheries.


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