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Kerala: 4500 fishworkers saved 65000 lives during the floods in Kerala, India January 14, 2019   |  Source: Manorama Online

Valiant fisherfolk, who saved precious lives during the worst floods that devastated the state in a century, has been adjudged Manorama News Newsmaker 2018. The announcement was made by Justice Kurian Joseph during a programme telecast on Manorama News. T...

Tamil Nadu: Govt cracks whip against fishermen using banned nets January 11, 2019   |  Source: The Times of India

The Tamil Nadu Fisheries Department with the help of the Indian Coast Guard on Thursday seized around 80 banned fishing nets from fishermen here, officials said. The Sri Lankan Navy has been complaining about Indian fishermen allegedly using banned fis...

India: UAE to probe how fishermen crossed into Iranian territory January 11, 2019   |  Source: The Times of India

The return of the Indian fishermen, who were detained by Iranian authorities for almost six months and released earlier this week, could be delayed by at least a week as UAE authorities too plan to conduct a detailed investigation into the trespass incide...

Assam: Fishery sector has immense potential and we must vigorously engage in it January 11, 2019   |  Source: Northeast Now

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday said that the fishery sector of the State has immense potential and ‘we must vigorously engage in it for deriving maximum benefits’. Chief Minister Sonowal said this while taking part in the Fish Foo...

Karnataka: 1 lakh each relief for families of seven missing fishermen January 11, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

Fisheries and Animal Husbandry Minister Venkatrao Nadagouda visited the families of two fishermen who were among the seven fishermen onboard the missing fishing boat Suvarna Tribhuja that went missing off Goa coast on December 15, 2018, at Badanidiyur her...

India: Sluggish shrimp production hits Indian seafood export January 11, 2019   |  Source: The Economic Times

Seafood exports from India are yet to gather momentum as low prices, adverse weather conditions and diseases continue to affect stocking of shrimps, which account for about three-fourths of the revenue from export of marine products. This apart, seafood e...

Kerala: Draft fisheries policy seeks to enhance production January 11, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

The draft fisheries policy approved by the Cabinet on Wednesday seeks to enhance fish production through scientific methods, double the income of fishworkers and introduce a participatory system of fisheries management. The draft document stresses the ...

Telangana: Teach fishing for more in aqua processing sector January 11, 2019   |  Source: The Times of India

Taking a cue from an old adage, “Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”, the Telangana government will soon teach farmers how to process fish so that they can fend for themselves for a lifetime. Betting big on the multi-billion-dollar fi...

Kerala: Remedy soon to check coastal soil erosion by Dileep V Kumar January 11, 2019   |  Source: The New Indian Express

With the state slowly losing its shoreline to sea-level rise, a pioneering study to develop solutions for its sustainable management through eco-friendly means is expected to come out this month. The study which is a joint effort of Chennai-based National...

Tamil Nadu: Protecting India’s fishing villages: Q&A with ‘maptivist’ Saravanan by Mahima Jain January 11, 2019   |  Source: Mongabay

In a small fishing hamlet, one of thousands dotting India’s 7,500-kilometer (4,660-mile) coastline, a community leader opens his smartphone and searches his contacts for “Map Saravanan” to make sure the number is saved correctly. Amused at the ni...

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Years in Support of Small Scale Fishworkers (1986 - 2018)