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Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Fisheries Minister appoints committee to study illegal fishing methods December 20, 2016   |  Source: Colombo Page  | Copyright: 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :

Sri Lanka's Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Mahinda Amaraweera has appointed an expert committee to study illegal fishing methods being adopted by fishermen in different parts of the country. The Minister appointed this committee a...

Tamil Nadu: Two deadly Decembers: A tale of water and wind by K. Lakshmi December 20, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

After their experience over the last two years, the mention of the month of December sends a shiver down the spine of farmers and the fishing community in Chennai, Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram districts. To many, December, once a month of celebrations — ...

Andhra Pradesh: Cyclone Vardah: Two fishermen go missing off Kakinada; Coast Guard deploys ship December 20, 2016   |  Source: The Indian Express  | Copyright: 2016 The Indian Express [P] Ltd.

The Coast Guard on Monday deployed ICGS Atulya to search for two fishermen, who have been reported missing off Kakinada even as Cyclone Vardah batters the coastal regions in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. The maritime security agency, which has put its re...

Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Navy accused of attacking Tamil Nadu fishermen December 16, 2016   |  Source: Colombo Page  | Copyright: 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :

Fishermen from Tamil Nadu have accused the Sri Lankan navy of attacking them when they were fishing in the territorial waters of the island nation on Saturday. Eight Tamil Nadu fishermen were injured when they were allegedly attacked by the Sri Lankan Nav...

India and Bangladesh: Indian, Bangladesh coast guards discuss safety, security of Bay of Bengal December 16, 2016   |  Source: Business Standard  | Copyright: 2016 Business Standard Private Ltd.

Matters relating to maritime safety and security of the Bay of Bengal were discussed in a meeting between senior officials of Indian and Bangladeshi coast guards here on Saturday, a defence official said. A Bangladesh Coast Guard delegation, led by its Di...

Punjab: Residents protest, Admn orders closure of fish market December 16, 2016   |  Source: The Tribune  | Copyright: The Tribune Trust,2015

Following a massive protest by residents of the factory area here today, the district administration ordered the closure of the fish market that has reportedly been operating illegally in the area for the past several years. Patiala Deputy Commissioner Ra...

Maharashtra: Mumbai: Bandra fish market does without toilet for 25 years December 16, 2016   |  Source: The Free Press Journal  | Copyright: Copyright Indian National Press (Bombay) Private Limited 2016.

The 81-year-old Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) market at Bandra Town does not have a functional toilet and water supply since 25 years. The market consists of over 500 vendors including 140 fisherwomen who travel long distances to sell their sto...

Karnataka: Mangaluru: Study highlights problems of migrant trawl labourers by Stanley Pinto December 16, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India City  | Copyright: 2016 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

With literacy and mechanisation pushing fishing families in Mangaluru to economic prosperity, the shortfall in the multi-day trawling labour force has been filled up by migrant labourers from Tamil Nadu. A study was done by PS Swathilekshmi, senior scient...

Tamil Nadu: `Mini tsunami' swept away livelihood of city's fishermen by Yogesh Kabirdoss December 16, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India City  | Copyright: 2016 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Silence filled the air as a few men mended fishing nets against the backdrop of damaged boats. Sunlight streamed through the roofless makeshift shelters under which anxious women sat. "I renovated my shop that sells ice to fishermen a month ago by shellin...

Andhra Pradesh: Fishing comes a cropper by Rohit P.S. December 16, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

A storm in its wake brings bounties for fishermen but severe cyclone Vardha holds no cheer for the fishing business in Telugu-speaking states, thanks to demonetisation. The vertical churning of water by a cyclonic storm brings nutrients to middle and uppe...

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