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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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Development plans for Ukrainian fisheries May 23, 2013   |  Source : World Fishing  | Copyright : Mercator Media Ltd 2013

The Ukrainian fishing industry is on the verge of big changes, due to the government’s recent adoption of a state programme, 'Of the development of fishing industry in Ukraine until 2016', reports Eugene Gerden. The adoption of the new state program ...

May 213 Agritrade Fisheries newsletter now available May 14, 2013   |  Source : CFFA

The May 213 Agritrade Fisheries newsletter is now available at http://agritrade.cta.int/en/Back-issues/Fisheries-News-update/2013/Fisheries-Newsletter-May-2013 It contains the following commented news: Market access: Tariff and non-tariff aspects ...

Greenpeace pushes for better protection of albacore fisheries May 14, 2013   |  Source : FIS  | Copyright : 1995 - 2013 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd

Greenpeace International has condemned the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) members' lack of attempt to try to stop the decline of vulnerable regional tuna species and adoption of insufficient measures to protect sharks. What IOTC members meeting in...

Singapore's Migrant Workers' Centre expanding to help more foreign workers May 12, 2013   |  Source : CNA  | Copyright : 2013 MediaCorp Pte Ltd.

The Migrant Workers' Centre is expanding operations to help more foreign workers in Singapore. By 2014, it will have a larger head office, a Geylang branch and a help centre for migrant fishermen. According to the Manpower Ministry, there are close ...

Fired-at Indian fishermen want to return to UAE May 11, 2013   |  Source : IANS  | Copyright : 2013 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Two of the five Indian fishermen who survived after being shot at by the US Navy off the coast of Dubai in July last year have said they wanted to come back to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for work again. Muthu Kannan and Kumaresan, both from Tamil N...

Indian fishermen oppose the cruel practice of shark 'finning' by Vijay Singh May 09, 2013   |  Source : TOI  | Copyright : 2013 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

The Association of Deep Sea Going Artisanal Fishermen (DSGAF) has urged the Indian union ministry of environment and forests to take action against the cruel practice of 'shark finning' done by poachers and foreign trawlers. Supporting the policy of 'fins...

India's Kerala coast vulnerable to tsunami inundation by T Nandakumar May 09, 2013   |  Source : The Hindu  | Copyright : 2013 The Hindu

The entire stretch of the Kerala coast could be vulnerable to inundation caused by tsunami waves originating from different sources, a numerical modelling study of tsunami propagation in the South East Arabian Sea (SEAS) has revealed. The modelling res...

Sri Lankan court orders release of Indian fishermen May 08, 2013   |  Source : PTI  | Copyright : 2013 The Hindu

A Sri Lankan court on Wednesday ordered release of 30 fishermen from Rameswaram, arrested last month by Island Navy on charges of poaching, according to Fishermen Association sources. President of Pamban Fishermen’s Association U. Arulanandam said th...

Indian fishermen vow to protect their traditional rights May 06, 2013   |  Source : The Hindu  | Copyright : 2013 The Hindu

Fishermen organised under the Fishworkers’ Forum took a pledge on the Shanghumugham beach in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of the south Indian State of Kerala, on Sunday to protect their traditional fishing rights. Receiving the participants of Jal...

Pakistani fishermen hold political rally -- at sea by ATIF RAZA May 04, 2013   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2013 The Associated Press

Wearing life jackets and bobbing on the gentle waves of the Arabian Sea, supporters of a candidate in Pakistan's upcoming nationwide election held a waterborne rally to highlight the challenges faced by their embattled fishing community. Backers of ind...