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Goa: LED light ban is in force, says govt May 18, 2016   |  Source: The Navhind Times

After the use of LED lights for fishing was banned last week, the fisheries department has identified and ordered a couple of boat owners to remove the lights from their vessels, claimed fisheries director Shamila Monteiro on Tuesday. “Implementation of...

Pakistan: Court asks for details of detained fishermen May 18, 2016   |  Source: Gulf News Pakistan

Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday asked the government to submit the details of fishermen exchanged between Pakistan and India. Fishermen are frequently detained for straying into each other territorial waters unknowingly. A non government organisation (N...

Andhra Pradesh: Multiplication of small fish acts as bait for tuna by SANTOSH PATNAIK May 18, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Increased availability of small fish has led to significant increase in landing of tuna between Visakhapatnam and Kakinada coasts offering a rich harvest to traditional fishermen. Though considered unusual as tuna season which begins in October and ends i...

Tamil Nadu: Fishermen plan stir against church on Katchatheevu May 18, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Fishermen associations in the State have planned a series of protests if the Central government does not stop Sri Lanka’s move to construct a new church on Katchatheevu islet in the Palk Bay. Though the islet was handed over to Sri Lanka after an agreem...

West Bengal: Coastal regulations for Tajpur by Suman Chakraborti May 18, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India

There was a long pending demand by the hoteliers association in Tajpur who had sought permission for setting up hotels or resorts that there was no specific guidelines for them to follow as the area falls under CRZ -1 zone which is a 'No-Development Zone'...

Sri Lanka and Myanmar: Ground-breaking illegal fishing accord soon to enter into force May 17, 2016   |  Source: Big News Network

Illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing is about to become much more difficult thanks to the imminent entry into force of the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA), a ground-breaking international accord championed by FAO. Now that the required t...

Myanmar: Trafficked Burmese Migrants Freed from Thai Fishing Boats by NYEIN NYEIN May 17, 2016   |  Source: The Irrawaddy

Thirteen Burmese migrant workers who were sold to Thai fishing boats were rescued on Sunday from a dock more than 400 miles south of Bangkok and will soon be reunited with their families.The fishery workers will return to Burma on Tuesday, after first tra...

India: ISRO transmitters to locate fishermen in distress zone May 17, 2016   |  Source: The New Indian Express  | Copyright: 2014, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd

In a bid to help the fishermen in distress at sea, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has collaborated with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to distribute numerous Distress Alert Transmitters (DAT) among fishermen as part of its community interacti...

Goa: Panaji-bound ferry drifts away from jetty by Nida Sayed May 17, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India

Panic ensued aboard the ferry boat called Dudhsagar as it got stuck along the Panaji side of the banks of the River Mandovi with several passengers on board, for over half an hour. Making its way from the Betim ferry point towards Panaji, the vessel is sa...

Karnataka: AIR programme for fisherfolk May 17, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India

All India Radio's Mangaluru station has rolled out a new series titled 'Jalasiri' that will be broadcast every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9.30am to 10am. The broadcast will give listeners in general, and fisherfolk in particular, a peek into the sc...

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