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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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'Take diplomatic measures to solve fishermen issue', says Indian fisher union August 08, 2013   |  Source : ENS  | Copyright : 2012 The New Indian Express

The National Fishworkers Forum (NFF) has urged the Prime Minister to take diplomatic measures and resolve the issue of Indian fishermen being victimised by Sri Lankan Navy. In a memorandum submitted to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, general secretary ...

Amended law allows armed guards on Taiwan fishing boats by Wang Ching-yi, Lilian Wu, Yang Shu-ming and Christie Chen August 06, 2013   |  Source : Focus Taiwan  | Copyright : The Central News Agency

Operators of fishing boats navigating in pirate-plagued or high-risk waters will soon be able to hire armed security personnel to defend their ships, according to an amendment passed by the Legislative Yuan on Tuesday. The revision to the Fisheries Act...

Indigenous Mola fish being produced in beel of Gaibandha August 06, 2013   |  Source : Dhaka Tribune

ndigenous Mola fish is being produced in a beel (swamp) under Sadar upazila of the district through active participation of farmers. Sources concerned said an initiative was also taken to farm the fish in different beels to enhance its production in th...

Sri Lanka arrests 65 Indian fishermen July 31, 2013   |  Source : Times of India  | Copyright : © 2013 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Sixty-five Indian fishermen in nine trawlers have been detained by the Sri Lankan navy for allegedly violating the international maritime border. Naval spokesman commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya has said that 34 of them in five trawlers were arrested ...

Indian union calls for benefits to inland fisheries workers July 31, 2013   |  Source : The Hindu  | Copyright : The Hindu

Fishermen and fish workers engaged in inland fishing have demanded that the benefits of government welfare schemes be given to them as well since they are also contributing to the fishermen welfare fund. Thottappally Gopalakrishnan, president of the IN...

Indian universities to document fishermen's knowledge by Sudha Nambudiri July 30, 2013   |  Source : TNN  | Copyright : 2013 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Eight hours before the tsunami hit the shores in 2004, fishermen in the coastal areas had sent across a message that the sea would come in. It was the elderly fishermen in the area who gave the warning listening to the sounds from the sea and the behaviou...

Fish aggregation devices: Why do tuna love floating objects? July 29, 2013   |  Source : Science 2.0  | Copyright : 2013 ION Publications LLC

2 000 years ago, Roman fishermen knew that some species of fish liked to gather under floating objects. No one knew why and it didn't matter, that behavioral mechanism was just used to catch more fish in the Mediterranean. Today, artisanal and industri...

Indian fishermen may visit Sri Lanka for talks by Meera Srinivasan July 29, 2013   |  Source : The Hindu  | Copyright : 2013 The Hindu

In an attempt to find a solution to the issue of Indian fishermen allegedly engaging in illegal fishing activity in Sri Lankan waters, a group of Indian fishermen may come to Sri Lanka later this week to hold talks with their counterparts. The fishermen, ...

Hopes for a fish revival as a US dam is demolished by JESS BIDGOOD July 25, 2013   |  Source : NYT  | Copyright : 2013 The New York Times Company

There is a bend in the Penobscot River here, embanked by an Indian burial ground, through which millions of fish used to make a strenuous journey upstream to spawn before returning to the sea. There were elegant Atlantic salmon, prehistoric-looking sturge...

Families of 18 Indian fishermen jailed in Iran seek help July 25, 2013   |  Source : PTI  | Copyright : NDTV Convergence Limited 2013

Stepping up their efforts, family members of 18 fishermen from Tamil Nadu languishing in an Iranian jail have petitioned Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to exert pressure on the Centre for their release. The family members of the fishermen, hailing from Ka...