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Kerala: Heavy Rains Lash Kerala, Extensive Damage in Coastal Areas May 18, 2016   |  Source: Outlook India

Heavy rains lashed various parts of central and southern districts of Kerala, causing extensive damage in coastal areas. Rains and rough seas caused damage to hundreds of houses in coastal areas in the state capital, Alappuzha and Ernakulam districts, off...

Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh: Heavy rain forecast for TN, Andhra coasts on May 18 by VINSON KURIAN May 18, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu Business Line

The depression over South-West Bay of Bengal located 120 km to the south-southeast of Chennai on Tuesday will keep moving along the north Tamil Nadu and south coastal Andhra Pradesh coasts. The system will align itself closest to the Chennai coast on Wedn...

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'...

West Bengal: In Sunderbans, fishermen enter unchartered territories in search of livelihood by Amit Kumar May 17, 2016   |  Source: TwoCircles.net

The Public Hearing had made it clear that due to the lack of effectiveness in implementing the Forest Rights Act, issues that now threaten the livelihoods of the people go much beyond the implementation of one, or a few, Acts. Over the past two decades, t...

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...

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...

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