A ‘silver’ fish from Velankanni

The new freshwater species, Puntius sanctus, grows to only 7 cm Velankanni in Tamil Nadu has thrown up a new species of small freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae. The silver-hued fish has been christened Puntius sanctus — ‘sanctus’ is Latin for holy — after the popular pilgrim town. The fish has been identified and […]


Meat, fish stalls see crowds on Sunday

Despite an order issued by Collector T. G. Vinay, sale of meat and fish was brisk in retail shops on Sunday. The Collector’s order to stop sale of meat on Sundays to prevent mass gathering came after a meeting with Corporation and police officials on March 29. The sale, however, has continued on every Sunday. […]


Here’s how consuming vitamin D rich food protects your heart

Intake of food rich in vitamin D may show good results with heart-related problems, suggests recent research. The research was published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. The study was conducted during 2001-2012 and included 1,514 men and 1,528 women from the greater Athens area, in Greece. In the lowest, middle, and highest […]


Fish sanctuaries to revive inland fisheries

Five sites in Kollam identified for project Vellimon Pulikuzhi Kadavu has been declared the first fish sanctuary in the district as part of a comprehensive project to revive inland fisheries sector. Five sites have been identified by the Fisheries Department in order to replenish the fish stock in Ashtamudi, especially the fast-declining population of pearl […]


Fish prices up as catch dwindles

With the catch coming down as boats were warned not to venture into the sea following Cyclone Fani alert, prices of fish has increased in the market here. Further, the arrival is less due to ongoing fishing ban for mechanised and motorised boats. The annual ban is meant to conserve marine resources and aid fish […]


As sharks swim overhead

The city’s new aquarium claims to be India’s largest and is home to lobsters, stringrays and painstakingly sourced indigenous fish The ‘coastal zone’ at the recently-launched VGP Marine Kingdom has a large tank showcasing hundreds of clownfish. Bright orange with white stripes, the baby ‘Nemo’ fish make for an adorable sight. Suddenly, a little human […]


Sand extraction poses threat to fish sanctuary

This was the place that inspired Kuvempu to write Devaru ruju maadidanu Extraction of sand from the banks of the Tunga near Chibbalagudde in Tirthahalli taluk is posing a threat to the fish sanctuary here that hosts 27 species of fish. Chibbalagudde hosts a Siddivinayaka temple and the Tunga is teeming with the majestic Mahseer […]