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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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Fishing communities in India assert their traditional rights over livelihoods resources July 04, 2013   |  Source : Oxfam  | Copyright : 2013. Oxfam

Villagers in the Tikamgarh and Chattarpur districts of the Indian State of Madhya Pradesh traditionally had the right to fish the region’s ponds, but had lost control of these valuable resources to landlords and contractors. Despite encountering vio...

Indian Coast Guard Ship rescues fishermen stranded by Somali pirates off Lakshadweep June 24, 2013   |  Source : TNN  | Copyright : 2013 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Close on the heels of Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Varuna rescuing 22 crew members, including 18 Maldivians and four Indians on board MV Asian Express, a Maldivian registered cargo vessel on June 12, this vessel in Lakshadweep Islands on Sunday saved 16...

Chinese fishing off Sri Lanka hits Indian fishworkers by KPM Basheer June 24, 2013   |  Source : The Hindu Business Line  | Copyright : 2013, The Hindu Business Line

Fishworkers in Kerala and Lakshadweep are alarmed by the recent move of the Sri Lankan Government giving permission to a Chinese fishing company to use Dikkowita harbour – north of Colombo – to fish in the island’s international waters. These ves...

Poaching Indian fishermen accuse Sri Lanka Navy of snapping their fishing nets June 23, 2013   |  Source : ColomboPage News Desk  | Copyright : 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC)

Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu poaching in Sri Lankan waters have accused the Sri Lankan Navy of snapping their fishing nets. According to Indian media reports, Sri Lankan Navy snapped fishing nets of Tamil Nadu fishermen set sail from Tamil Nadu in ...

Indian fishermen caught in crossfire between Iran and Arab Gulf by Atul Aneja June 22, 2013   |  Source : The Hindu  | Copyright : 2013 The Hindu

Indian fishermen are landing up in Iranian jails as a result of growing tensions between Tehran and its Arab Gulf neighbours, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Nineteen Indian fishermen — 16 hailing from Tamil Nadu and three ...

Iranian navy detains UAE fishermen, vessels June 20, 2013   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2013 FOX News Network, LLC

Iran's state TV says the country's navy has detained 13 fishermen from two United Arab Emirates vessels after they trespassed into what the report said were Iranian territorial waters. The Thursday report by Iran's English-language Press TV quotes Col....

Indian College of Fisheries project team develops solar-biomass hybrid dryer by Stanley Pinto June 11, 2013   |  Source : TNN  | Copyright : 2013 © Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd.

The project team of College of Fisheries in Mangalore, India, has developed a solar-biomass hybrid dryer which can dry fish in 20 hours under hygienic condition. This is part of a research project, 'Securefish', which aims at improving food security by...

Italy seeks speedy trial of its marines in fishermen death case June 11, 2013   |  Source : PTI  | Copyright : NDTV Convergence Limited 2013

Italy's Deputy Foreign Minister Staffan de Mistura has met with External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid in Delhi seeking speedy trial for the two Italian marines who are facing trial for allegedly killing two Indian fishermen. "Mistura reached Delhi ...

Communities with strong ethics of the commons most resilient to disasters by Winnie Bird June 10, 2013   |  Source : Earth Island Journal  | Copyright : Earth Island Institute

Following the hugely destructive earthquake and tsunami of March 2011, communities along Japan’s northeastern coast faced a major challenge of social organization: People who had lost everything needed to decide, often together, how to rebuild. They had...

Global warming may up flood risk in India, Southeast Asia June 10, 2013   |  Source : PTI  | Copyright : 2013 Business Standard Ltd

Unchecked global warming may increase the risk of flooding at the end of this century in 42 per cent of the Earth's land surface, including parts of India, Southeast Asia and Africa, a new study has warned. According to a research team led by Yukiko Hi...