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Tamil Nadu: Seven Tamil Nadu fishermen injured in attack by Sri Lankan Navy October 14, 2016   |  Source: The Indian Express  | Copyright: 2016 The Indian Express [P] Ltd.

Seven Tamil fishermen were injured when they were allegedly attacked by Sri Lankan Naval personnel for fishing near Katchatheevu islet early Wednesday. “Seven persons were injured, one seriously, in the attack,” President of the Ramanathapuram Distric...

Myanmar: Rescued Myanmar fishermen re-trafficked in home waters October 12, 2016   |  Source: Bangkok Post  | Copyright: 1996 - 2016 The Post Publishing PLC.

Four Myanmar fishermen who were enslaved on Thai fishing boats and later abandoned on remote Indonesian islands have recounted how they again became trapped on a trawler – this time in their home country. Last week, following another rescue, they told T...

Sri Lanka: Over-staffed Ceylon Fisheries Corporation to implement voluntary retirement scheme to minimize losses October 12, 2016   |  Source: Colombo Page  | Copyright: 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC).

The state-owned Ceylon Fisheries Corporation (CFC) continues to remain a loss making and unprofitable business entity due to the over-staffing during the previous government, the Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Mahinda Amaraweera s...

Goa: Fish activities at South Goa Planning & Development Authority (SGPDA) market to close by 9 am from November 1 October 12, 2016   |  Source: The Navhind Times  | Copyright: www.navhindtimes.in 2011

The members of the SGPDA on Monday during its meeting have decided to close the wholesale fish activities at the market by 9 am daily from November 1. Speaking to the media, after the meeting SGPDA chairman Mauvin Godinho said that the members have taken ...

Bangladesh: Fish farming on T-Aman fields gaining popularity October 12, 2016   |  Source: The Financial Express

Fish farming on T-Aman paddy fields is gaining momentum across the district. Sources said fish cultivation on croplands is gaining popularity in all the twelve upazilas of the district as farmers can make massive profit from it. Sources said Bogra is the ...

Tamil Nadu: Extending a helping hand to poor fishermen October 12, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Collector S Natarajan has inspected ornamental fish rearing and sales centres and seaweed cultivation under the State Balanced Growth (SBG) Funds Scheme and National Fisheries Development (NFD) Scheme in Mandapam block to provide alternative livelihood to...

Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Navy arrests 14 local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing October 12, 2016   |  Source: Colombo Page  | Copyright: 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC).

The Sri Lanka Navy said it has arrested 14 local fishermen yesterday for allegedly engaged in illegal fishing practices. Naval personnel attached to Fast Attack Craft deployed in the Eastern Naval Command, arrested the 14 local fishermen who engaged in il...

Kerala: Twin harbours teem with a ‘newcomer’ October 12, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Mechanised fishing boats based at the Sakthikulangara-Neendakara twin fishing harbours here that went for shrimp, squid, and pink perch harvest have been returning with huge harvests of Indian chub mackerels for the past week. Boat operators are keeping t...

Karnataka: Fishermen from other states to get ID cards by Arunkumar Huralimath October 12, 2016   |  Source: The New Indian Express  | Copyright: 2016, The New Indian Express.

The Fisheries Department has decided to issue ID cards to fishermen who come from other states to work here. Though fishermen in the state were already given biometric ID cards, those who come here from other states do not have biometric or other types of...

Tamil Nadu: Ecological decline hits earnings by K. Lakshmi October 12, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Until the late 1980s, Susai’s entire family in Pattinapakkam was involved in fishing in the Adyar estuary. Now, only his son, Sahayam, ventures into the sea for fishing. The reason is that heavy pollution near the estuary does not allow much aquatic lif...

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