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Myanmar: Fisherman 'enslaved for five years on Thai fishing boat because of an unpaid beer tab' May 20, 2016   |  Source: Mirror  | Copyright: 2016 MGN Limited

A man who collapsed drunk while having a drink with his friend was told he would have to work as a fisherman to pay the cost of his beer, a court heard. The man from Myanmar says he was forced to spend five years working for free after he came into the cl...

Maharashtra: Shivaji Project Office Riles Cuffe Fishermen by Yogesh Naik May 20, 2016   |  Source: Mumbai Mirror  | Copyright: 2016 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Fishermen in Cuffe Parade are up in arms against an office put up by the state's Public Works Department on the shore as part of the proposed Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Memorial project in Arabian Sea. The office has robbed them, the fishermen allege, of...

Andhra Pradesh: 12 missing fishermen return home safely by M N Samdani May 20, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Nearly 48 hour long anxiety and mental agony of fishermen families ended on a happy late on Thursday night when 18 fishermen, who went missing at sea, were found safe. While 12 fishermen reached Nizampatnam safe by two boats, the officials could establish...

Andhra Pradesh and Odisha: Andhra, Odisha on high alert as cyclone Roanu set to hit coast by Srinivasa Rao Apparasu and Priya Ranjan Sahu May 20, 2016   |  Source: Hindustan Times  | Copyright: 2015 HT Media Limited.

Authorities in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha were on high alert on Thursday after the deep depression in the Bay of Bengal transformed into a cyclonic storm causing heavy rains and high-velocity winds in the two states. The India Meteorological Department (IM...

India and Bangladesh: Further labour abuse claimed in Asian fishing industry May 19, 2016   |  Source: FIS India

Workers from the fishing industry in several Asian countries, a significant number of whom are women migrant workers from marginalized communities, suffer from the non-enforcement of legal rights and violations of international labour standards. Low wages...

Pakistan: June-July 2016: Sindh government set to place complete ban on fishing by Anwar Khan May 19, 2016   |  Source: Business Recorder  | Copyright: Business Recorder, 2016

The Sindh government is all set to place a strict and complete ban on fishing during June and July this year to protect the falling fish and shrimp stocks. Fishery officials said on Wednesday that Pakistan continued to suffer a seafood export decline due ...

Goa: Goa govt appoints South Goa Collector to conduct inquiry into lathicharge on fishermen May 19, 2016   |  Source: Web India123

The Goa government has appointed South Goa collector, Swapnil Naik to conduct an inquiry into the lathicharge against the agitating fishermen on May 12.In an order issued yesterday, the government has asked to find out whether there was any incident of la...

Karnataka: Fish kill: sewage and pollutants are the main culprits by VIJETHA S. N. May 19, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Early this month, residents around Ulsoor lake woke up to the unbearable stench of thousands of rotting fish. It was not the first time that the lake had become a burial ground for its aquatic life. But what was unusual and cause for worry was that it was...

Bangladesh: Fish farming in cages fetch big success for Pabna man by Ahmed Humayun Kabir Topu May 19, 2016   |  Source: The Daily Star  | Copyright: 2016 / thedailystar.net

When Hafizur Rahman began putting boxes made of iron rods and nets in the Boral river near his village named Ratanpur in Pabna five years back, villagers took him as a joke. What was he doing? Rahman assured them that it was nothing crazy. The iron bars ...

Karnataka: Ban on fishing in two coastal districts from June 1 to July 31 May 19, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Ban on fishing activities will help fish breeding during monsoon. The government has announced a complete ban on mechanised fishing for 61 days during monsoon, from June 1 to July 31, both days inclusive, on the State’s coast. A release here said tha...

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