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SAMUDRA News AlertsGlobal meet on mackerel genetics

Fisheries experts from eight countries will meet in Kochi, India, on Tuesday for...

Sea turtles endangered by artisanal fish...

Sea turtles are threatened by ongoing artisanal fishing, due to incidental by-ca...

Evicted Indian fisherfolk seek restorati...

Around 10,000 poor fishermen who were evicted from Jambudwip, an isolated island...

Fisheries is an important sector in India--it provides...

employment to millions of people and contributes to food security of the country. With a coastline of over 8,000 km, an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of over 2 million sq km,

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Global meet on mackerel genetics August 20, 2013   |  Source : The Hindu  | Copyright : 2013, The Hindu

Fisheries experts from eight countries will meet in Kochi, India, on Tuesday for a harmonisation training workshop on Indian mackerel genetics. The eight-day event is jointly organised by the National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (NBFGR), Lucknow, ...

Sri Lankan statement on fishermen signifies rising tension on maritime boundary by Jayaraj Sivan & J Arockiaraj August 20, 2013   |  Source : TNN  | Copyright : 2013 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

In the two years up to the end of the Sri Lankan civil war in 2009, less than 400 Indian fishermen were arrested for breaching the maritime boundary line with India's island neighbour. In the four years since, more than 1200 fishermen have ended up in ...

Sea turtles endangered by artisanal fishing in Tanzania August 19, 2013   |  Source : KpopStarz  | Copyright : 2013 KpopStarz.com

Sea turtles are threatened by ongoing artisanal fishing, due to incidental by-catch of sea turtles by fisherman in Tanzania, All Africa reports, despite efforts to conserve and monitor the threatened marine turtles in the country. Research and information...

Certain frozen warmwater shrimp from India: Final affirmative countervailing duty determination August 19, 2013   |  Source : Menafn  | Copyright : 2000 menafn.com

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and/or exporters of certain frozen warmwater shrimp (frozen shrimp) from India. For information on the estimated subsidy rates, ...

Colombo will try Indian fishermen by Sandeep Dikshit August 19, 2013   |  Source : The Hindu  | Copyright : 2013, The Hindu

Sri Lanka has ruled out early repatriation of over 100 Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by it recently for allegedly crossing into Sri Lankan territorial waters. Some of them have been in custody for over two months, and Colombo says they would have to un...

Evicted Indian fisherfolk seek restoration of rights by Pradip Chatterjee August 17, 2013   |  Source : The Statesman  | Copyright : 2013 The Statesman Limited

Around 10,000 poor fishermen who were evicted from Jambudwip, an isolated island situated in the Bay of Bengal about 8 km to the southwest of Fraserganj in South 24-Parganas district in West Bengal, India, have written to the Chief Minister urging her to ...

Indian fishermen languish in Iran jail by Daniel P George & Karthick S August 16, 2013   |  Source : TNN  | Copyright : 2013 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

The seizure of an Indian oil tanker by Iranian authorities on Wednesday has once again put the spotlight on the strained ties between the two countries. The families of 19 Indian fishermen detained in Iran for crossing the maritime boundary have been repe...

Fish prices in India increased 131% in 5 years : ASSOCHAM August 12, 2013   |  Source : BS  | Copyright : 2013 Business Standard Ltd

Wholesale fish prices rose by a whopping 131% during past five years as India's growing appetite for fish owing to rising per-capita income, urbanisation and evolving eating patterns. This is fast leading to depletion and over-exploitation of fish stocks ...

US agency rejects Russian whale deal, criticizes Russia's catch methods August 09, 2013   |  Source : RFE/RL  | Copyright : Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty © 2013 RFE/RL, Inc.

fisheries authorities have rejected an application by one of the country's largest oceanariums to buy beluga whales from Russia. The decision ends a multiyear effort by the Georgia Aquarium to draw a curtain on a de facto two-decade ban on importing wi...

India issues demarche to Lanka on jailed fishermen August 08, 2013   |  Source : TNN  | Copyright : 2013 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Mounting pressure from Tamil Nadu had the Union government summoning the Sri Lankan high commissioner on Wednesday and issuing a demarche on the issue of 114 Indian fishermen being lodged in Sri Lankan jails. This comes against the backdrop of TN chi...