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Tamil Nadu: A deep dive off Chennai can land you on corals by Deepa H. Ramakrishnan August 17, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

As researchers turn their attention toward the species off the east coast, you can embark on an immersive adventure too. A 2.5 km-long table of rock sits in the sea off the Puducherry coast where a thriving coral reef teases scuba divers with its unique f...

Odisha: Six fishermen held for illegal fishing in Gahirmatha August 17, 2017   |  Source: India Today

Forest personnel today arrested six fishermen and seized a motorised boat in a fresh crackdown on illegal fishing in Gahirmatha marine sanctuary in Odishas Kendrapara district. The fishermen were caught by the patrolling unit of the forest department near...

Telangana: Need to encourage cage culture of fish in Telangana: Dattatreya August 17, 2017   |  Source: The Hans India

Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said that by implementing cage culture in Telangana State, the fisheries sector could be benefited more. Addressing a press conference here on Monday after a review meeting with Rani Kumudini, Chief Executive of th...

Goa: Fishing activity slack as labour force trickles in August 17, 2017   |  Source: The Times of India

While the Panaji market seems to be flooded with varieties of fresh fish, citizens may have to wait a while to get their hands on a satiable amount of kingfish, sardines and the like. This is because boats along River Mandovi are still waiting to venture ...

Tamil Nadu: Fishermen to get weather info on phone by U Tejonmayam August 17, 2017   |  Source: The Times of India

Fishermen can now receive weather alerts, information on potential fishing zones and tsunami warnings from scientists directly on their mobile phones. Sagar Vani, a new software program from scientists at Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Servi...

Kerala: Doubts abound over move to regulate juvenile fishing by T. Nandakumar August 14, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

The government move to amend the Kerala Marine Fishing Regulation Act for conservation of marine fish resources has invited scepticism from fishers and boat operators who feel that the legislation would fail to achieve its objective unless other coastal S...

Odisha: Thriving aquaculture attracts tribal people from Odisha by T. Appala Naidu August 14, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

The flourishing aquaculture along the coastline and the riverbeds of Krishna and the thriving trade in Vannamei provide employment to a significant number of tribal people belonging to one of the poorest districts, Rayagada, in Odisha district. The for...

Tamil Nadu: Fishermen announce indefinite strike from today August 14, 2017   |  Source: Outlook India

In Tamil Nadu, fishermen in Pudukottai district announced indefinite strike from today urging immediate release of fishermen and their boats by Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Navy apprehended 49 fishermen from Tamil Nadu yesterday and detained their twelve fishing...

Andhra Pradesh: Fishing harbour all set for a total makeover by Santosh Patnaik August 14, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

The unhygienic scenes with stink emanating from every corner of fishing harbour here may become thing of the past with a detailed project report for a complete makeover at a cost of Rs.40 crore on the lines of Munambam harbour in Kerala approved by the St...

Tamil Nadu: Deep blue sea for Tamil Nadu fisherfolk by S DEEPAK KARTHIK and M MANIKANDAN August 14, 2017   |  Source: The New Indian Express

After several phases of conflict and relative peace, the troubled life of Tamil Nadu fishermen has now entered new waters, thanks to the Sri Lankan Fisheries and the Aquatic Resources (Amendment) Bill moved last month.The bill focuses exclusively on banni...

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