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India and Sri Lanka: India, Sri Lanka repatriates 89 fishermen March 15, 2017   |  Source: Web India 123

India and Sri Lanka today repatriated 89 fishermen from each others custody, in a major step towards defusing tension aftermath the killing of an Indian fisherman allegedly by the naval personnel of the Island nation. Official sources said while Sri Lanka...

Tamil Nadu: Give each fisherman’s family, INR 1 crore, and ask them to abandon Fishing, says fishermen leader by P.K.Balachandran March 15, 2017   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Now that the week-long agitation over the death of young Rameswaram fisherman Britjo, allegedly at the hands of the Sri Lankan navy is over and the body has been buried, Tamil Nadu’s fishermen are wanting the Central Indian government to find a permanen...

Karnataka: Sand extraction ban fears allayed by Anil Kumar Sastry March 15, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

The Dakshina Kannada district administration has no plans to ban sand extraction from the rivers in the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) following the February 27 judgment of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) cancelling sand mining permits in Udupi district....

India: WFFP statement on International Day of Action for Rivers March 15, 2017   |  Source: WFFP

The World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP) is celebrating the International Day of Action for Rivers by calling for governments to implement the FAO’s International Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF guidelines) for rivers and ...

Meghalaya: Fish swim for survival in troubled waters of Rymben by Andrew W. Lyngdoh March 15, 2017   |  Source: Telegraph India

The fish species of the Rymben river in Meghalaya are currently in deep water. The species are facing extinction owing to "over-exploitation". This has been revealed by a city-based researcher, Bashida Massar, who has been carrying out a study of the Rymb...

Sri Lanka: Canned Fish March 15, 2017   |  Source: Daily Mirror

Canned fish is the ready-to-eat, convenient choice of food for anyone who loves to indulge in the tempting fish cutlet, for those planning to whip up a quick meal or simply for anyone who loves fish. Canned fish such as Tuna, Mackerel and Sardines are bel...

Pakistan: International Rivers Day observed March 15, 2017   |  Source: Daily Times

A long march organized by Pakistan fisher folk forum, which started around a week ago from Dooleh darya Khan Bridge of Indus River at Thatta-Sujawal to protest the upstream diversion of River Indus Water, ended on Tuesday in Hyderabad, demanded to free th...

Maharashtra: Film on Koli community March 14, 2017   |  Source: Zee Talkies

Actor, writer- director Sharadchandra Jadhav felt that there was no Marathi film made on tribal 'Koli' community in Maharashtra. Hence, he has himself written the story of the film ‘Ek Hota Valya’, shooting of which is nearing completion. Sharadchandr...

Tamil Nadu: D-G Shipping directed to file report on oil spill March 14, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

The Southern Bench of the National Green Tribunal has directed the Directorate-General of Shipping to file a detailed, comprehensive report on the oil spill off Ennore coast that polluted more than 27 km of the city’s coastline and saw more than 200 ton...

Tamil Nadu: Relief soon for residents of fishing hamlets by K.Lakshmi March 14, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

This year, fishing hamlets along the coastline in north Chennai may just escape the threat of seawater incursion, an issue that has literally eaten into their homes and lives. Their relief comes from the fact that the long-pending project to construct gro...

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