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Kerala: Expectations belie fisherfolk as Chakara remains elusive by R. Ramabhadran Pillai August 01, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

With the trawl ban ending on midnight of July 31, a whiff of fresh enthusiasm has emerged among the fisherfolk, who have been making preparations during the past few days to venture into the sea. It is a time of new hope and expectations for the fishermen...

Kerala: 47 days later, it’s back to business at the harbor August 01, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The Kalamukku fishing harbour on Vypeen island is humming with activity with the 47-day ban on mechanised trawling ending at midnight on Sunday. The ice plants are running to capacity. Last minute touches are being done to the boats. Some of the boats lay...

Kerala: Expectations belie fisherfolk as Chakara remains elusive by R. Ramabhadran Pillai August 01, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

With the trawl ban ending on midnight of July 31, a whiff of fresh enthusiasm has emerged among the fisherfolk, who have been making preparations during the past few days to venture into the sea. It is a time of new hope and expectations for the fishermen...

Tamil Nadu: Fishermen from Rameswaram to resume fishing from August 3 August 01, 2016   |  Source: The New Indian Express  | Copyright: 2016 The Indian Express [P] Ltd.

Fishermen from coastal hamlet will resume fishing operations on August 3 after a week long stir to press for various demands, including the release of 77 fishermen in Sri Lankan custody, as the island nation has set them free. A resolution to this effect ...

Tamil Nadu: Fish found dead in tank August 01, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Hundreds of fish died in Chettinayakkanpatti irrigation tank as pollution level has gone manifold, owing to indiscriminate discharge of effluents from factories and processing units. A large number of dead fish was found floating on the water, shocking fi...

Nepal: Rupa Lake at risk of extinction August 01, 2016   |  Source : The Himalayan Times  | Copyright: 2016 The Himalayan Times

The Rupa Lake, located at the south-east of Pokhara, is at a high risk of drying out with increased encroachment and uncontrolled spread of invasive plant species threatening its existence and beauty. Pollution, mismanaged tourist activities, and rampant ...

Tamil Nadu: 77 Tamil Nadu fishermen freed, say were abused in Lanka July 29, 2016   |  Source: The New Indian Express  | Copyright: 2016, The New Indian Express.

As many as 77 fishermen from three districts who were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on various instances for violating the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) were repatriated here on Thursday. The fishermen alleged that during their prison term...

Myanmar: Escaped fishermen ask officials to save those still enslaved by Zaw Zaw Htwe July 29, 2016   |  Source: Myanmar Times  | Copyright: 2016 The Myanmar Times.

The Confederation of Trade Union Myanmar (CTUM), along with the 11 fishermen they saved earlier this month, held a press conference yesterday at Summit Parkview Hotel to allow the victims to retell the experiences of their slavery. “We were always beate...

Maharashtra: Distressed Maharashtra fishermen await new policy July 29, 2016   |  Source: India Today  | Copyright: 2016 Living Media India Limited.

Around one lakh fishermen and their families in Maharashtra are reeling under distress as the state government has failed to come out with a new policy for fishing rights and contracts. The contracts ended in June this year and despite orders from Chief M...

Goa: Purse seine boat owners file petition in high court against fishing ban violations July 29, 2016   |  Source: Herald  | Copyright: M/s Herald Publications Pvt Ltd.

All Goa Purse Seine Boat Owners Association has filed a petition in the High Court of Bombay at Goa alleging violations of the fishing ban. Addressing the media, association Secretary Sebastian Cardozo said the violations are mainly taking place at Vasco ...

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