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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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Bullets showered on us like rain: Kerala fisherman June 10, 2013   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Thomson Reuters 2013

The thud of bullets smacking into his wooden fishing boat jolted captain John Freddy out of his afternoon nap. He saw one of his crew slumped dead over the helm and then, seconds later, another shot in the chest. The man cried out for his mother before fa...

Indian fishermen to sail to Sri Lanka if arrested fishermen not released by June 20 June 07, 2013   |  Source : ColomboPage News Desk  | Copyright : 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC)

Indian fishermen from Rameshwaram have taken a decision to set sail to Sri Lanka if the Sri Lankan authorities did not release the 49 fishermen arrested by the Navy on June 05. The fishermen have decided to set sail in over 750 trawlers, flying white f...

Fishing boats deny landing rights to seaplane in Kerala, India June 03, 2013   |  Source : The Hindu  | Copyright : 2013 The Hindu

Protests by fisherfolk inside the waterdrome forced authorities to send back the inaugural seaplane flight without landing on Punnamada Lake in the south Indian State of Kerala on Sunday. The seaplane launched from Ashtamudi Lake on Sunday afternoon di...

World Environment Day 2013: Act to reduce disaster risk by Salome Phelamei May 31, 2013   |  Source : Zee News  | Copyright : 1998-2013 Zee News Limited (An Essel Group Company)

Every day we hear of how our planet is changing and how it is heading towards a disastrous edge, mostly due to human’s activities. But we remained to be too busy or lazy to do our part that could bring some changes for better and help protect our enviro...

US sets preliminary duties on shrimp from Asia, Ecuador May 29, 2013   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Thomson Reuters

The U.S. Commerce Department on Wednesday set preliminary duties of up to nearly 63 percent on shrimp from Malaysia to offset government subsidies, but much lower duties on shrimp from China, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Ecuador. The duties,...

12 sites added to UNESCO’s World Biosphere Reserve Network May 28, 2013   |  Source : UNESCO  | Copyright : UNESCO 1995-2012

The International Coordinating Council of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB), which met in Paris from 27 to 30 May, has added 12 sites to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves. The additions bring the total number of biosphere reserves to ...

6 expatriate fishermen in Oman seek freedom to return to India by Sunil K. Vaidya May 27, 2013   |  Source : Gulf News  | Copyright : Al Nisr Publishing LLC 2013

A pay dispute has forced six expatriate fishermen to escape from Masirah Island, about 445km east of Muscat, and seek refuge at the Indian Embassy in the capital. The six fishermen from India’s western state of Gujarat spent almost three days plottin...

Kharland bunds destroying Konkan mangroves in India by Linah Baliga May 26, 2013   |  Source : TNN  | Copyright : 2013 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

In times of climate change, rising sea levels and increasing coastal erosion, mangroves and the coastal ecosystems that protect the land from ingress of sea water and possible tsunamis, have gained paramount importance. The destruction of mangroves around...

Indonesia proposes WTO term be removed from IGSSF text May 24, 2013   |  Source : Antara  | Copyright : 2013 Antara News

Indonesia has proposed that the term World Trade Organization (WTO) be removed from the International Guidelines for Small-scale Fisheries (IGSSF) text, an official has said. "Indonesia has officially proposed to get WTO removed from the text of IGSSF,...

Pakistan releases 45 Indian fishermen as goodwill gesture May 24, 2013   |  Source : NDTV  | Copyright : NDTV Convergence Limited 2013

Pakistan today released 45 Indian fishermen from a Karachi prison as a goodwill gesture, officials said. Pakistan caretaker Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso decided last week to release the Indian fishermen who have already served their sentence. ...