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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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Chilean seabass goes from “Take a Pass” to “Take a Bite”? by Alison Barratt April 12, 2013   |  Source : Nat Geo  | Copyright : 1996-2012 National Geographic Society

Is it really OK to eat Chilean seabass? For nearly a decade, we’ve been hearing “Take a pass on Chilean Seabass,” that pirates are plundering our oceans to put this fish on our plates. And now the Seafood Watch program at the Monterey Bay Aquarium i...

ICSF releases latest editions of fisheries journals, SAMUDRA Report and Yemaya April 12, 2013   |  Source : ICSF  | Copyright : 2013 ICSF

SAMUDRA EXCLUSIVE

The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) has just released the latest editions of two of its popular fisheries publications – SAMUDRA Report, its triannual journal on fisheries, communities and livelihoods, and Yemaya, its newslette...

Rising sea levels threat to Kolkata, Shanghai, Dhaka, says chairperson of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change April 07, 2013   |  Source : BS

Rising sea levels due to climate change are threatening the survival of big cities located near coastal areas like Kolkata, Shanghai and Dhaka, said Dr R K Pachauri, chairperson of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). "There is a very ...

Canada's First Nations leaders urge ban on early chinook fishing, non-aboriginal fisheries April 05, 2013   |  Source : CP  | Copyright : 2010 - 2012 Postmedia Network Inc.

The Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs is calling on First Nations to suspend all fishing for Fraser River early chi-nook salmon, and is demanding the federal government halt all non-aboriginal fisheries for the same run. This is the third consecu...

Indian investigators file murder case against 2 Italian marines accused of killing fishermen April 05, 2013   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2013 The Associated Press

An Indian investigative agency has filed a murder case against two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen last year, news reports said Friday. The Press Trust of India news agency said the National Investigation Agency also filed cases...

Indian fishermen lay siege to housing colony of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant employees April 03, 2013   |  Source : PTI  | Copyright : 2013 The Indian Express ltd.

Ahead of the proposed commissioning of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu, India, around 2,000 fishermen onboard 200 boats today laid siege to a housing colony of KNPP employees at Chettikulam as part of the ongoing protest. The fishermen...

Small-scale fisheries have big impacts on sea turtles by Bryan Wallace April 01, 2013   |  Source : Huffington Post  | Copyright : 2013 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

When we think about where seafood comes from -- assuming we think about it at all -- we are likely to envision massive, technologically gifted boats plying huge seas in terrible weather, with gigantic paydays as their reward. While lots of seafood does...

Indian fishermen to march to Parliament in June March 28, 2013   |  Source : The Hindu  | Copyright : 2013, The Hindu

All India Fish Workers’ Federation (AIFWF) will organise a march to Parliament in June to press for implementation of Murari Committee recommendations. Federation president and former MP M. Appudurai and general secretary P. Raju said on Wednesday th...

Indian fishermen to march to Parliament in June March 28, 2013   |  Source : The Hindu  | Copyright : 2013, The Hindu

All India Fish Workers’ Federation (AIFWF) will organise a march to Parliament in June to press for implementation of Murari Committee recommendations. Federation president and former MP M. Appudurai and general secretary P. Raju said on Wednesday th...

South Africa signs agreement with Russia to cooperate on fisheries matters by Natalia Real March 27, 2013   |  Source : FIS  | Copyright : 1995 - 2013 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd

South Africa’s Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has just inked a statement of intent to cooperate on fisheries with Russia during the 5th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit in Durban. Overall, nine agreements w...