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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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Report of ICSF workshop on women fish vendors in Mumbai released April 29, 2013   |  Source : ICSF  | Copyright : 2013 ICSF

SAMUDRA EXCLUSIVE

The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) has just released the report of a workshop that discussed a study titled “Women Fish Vendors in Mumbai” to document the current situation and challenges facing women fish vendors in Mumbai...

Demand for arrest of Coast Guard captain for fleeing after collision with Goan trawler by Gauree Malkarnekar April 28, 2013   |  Source : TNN  | Copyright : 2013 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Rajya Sabha member from Goa Shantaram Naik has written a letter to union defense minister A K Anthony calling for the immediate suspension from service of the captain of the vessel 'ICGS Vaibhav' belonging to Indian Coast Guard, which collided with a fish...

Ocean State Forecast System set to help Indian fishermen net a fine catch April 27, 2013   |  Source : ENS  | Copyright : 2012 The New Indian Express

Indian fishermen and tourists can better plan their activities in the sea and keep off perilous conditions with the newly inaugurated Ocean State Forecast System 14 Kilometre off Puthiyappa harbour in Kozhikode, Kerala, on Friday. Minister M K Muneer ...

Indian fishermen bodies plan 'proclamation rally' ahead of agitation April 26, 2013   |  Source : ENS  | Copyright : 2012 The New Indian Express

The Kerala Swathanthra Matsya Thozhilali Federation (KSMTF) and the National Fishworkers Forum (NFF) of India have decided to launch mass agitations against the anti-fishermen policies of the State Government. As part of the protest, they will organis...

125 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka this year, none killed April 23, 2013   |  Source : ColomboPage News Desk  | Copyright : 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC)

Sri Lanka so far this year has arrested 125 Indian fishermen for violating Sri Lanka's International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and entering into Sri Lankan territorial waters but no fishermen have been killed as claimed by the Tamil Nadu fishermen and...

EU holds second round of fisheries talks with the Seychelles April 22, 2013   |  Source : FIS  | Copyright : 1995 - 2013 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd

The European Union (EU) and the Seychelles met in Brussels on 15-17 April, for the second round of negotiations to agree on a new Protocol to the Fisheries Partnership Agreement, which expires in January 2014. The Agreement with the Seychelles is the m...

Anguished father of fisherman killed off UAE coast by US Navy speaks of loss by Ramola Talwar Badam and Preeti Kannan April 15, 2013   |  Source : The National  | Copyright : Abu Dhabi Media company

The father of a fisherman shot dead by the US navy off Jebel Ali port last year is angered and disappointed at the American investigation clearing the security crew aboard the USNS Rappahannock. The report released a week ago said US servicemen on the ...

Breaking the mold: Woman scientist takes on fisheries and science journalism in India by Amit Kumar and Freya Singh April 15, 2013   |  Source : Mongabay  | Copyright : mongabay1999-2013

Fishing is not a woman's domain in most countries across the globe. In parts of India there are fishing communities who believe that having a woman onboard a fishing boat brings bad luck. Despite this, Divya Karnad, a scientist who studies marine life in ...

Scientists call for larger ocean reserves April 15, 2013   |  Source : ScienceAlert  | Copyright : 2013 ScienceAlert Pty Ltd.

Leading international marine scientists have called for the protection of more, large marine wilderness areas in a bid to shield the world’s dwindling stocks of fish from destruction. Working in the world’s largest unfished marine reserve, the remo...

Facts about illegal Indian fishing activity inside Pakistan EEZ by Khalid Khokhar April 15, 2013   |  Source : The News International  | Copyright : The News International

Pakistan’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of 200-nautical miles, designated by the United Nations, is overwhelmingly enriched in both living and non-living marine resources - especially the Indus Delta region has abundance of prime quality fish that enti...