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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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Shot at by US navy in UAE, Indian fishermen return home by Daniel P George March 27, 2013   |  Source : TNN  | Copyright : 2013 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

They were told that a team of senior officials would receive them at the Chennai airport when they arrived from Dubai and that the media too would be waiting to quiz them. They were instructed to tell everyone that they were looked after well by the India...

Indian fishermen face police action at Kalpakkam nuclear plant March 26, 2013   |  Source : DHNS  | Copyright : 2008, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd.

At least 10 fishermen from coastal villages in the vicinity of the Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS) at Kalpakkam were seriously injured on Tuesday as police used lathi-charge to disperse a crowd near the N-Plant to press their demands. The fishermen...

Reef life going great in west coast of India by Kalyan Ray March 26, 2013   |  Source : DHNS  | Copyright : 2008, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd.

Indian scientists for the first time have observed and scientifically documented a rare and visually magnificent phenomenon known as coral spawning in Lakshadweep signalling good health of corals on the west coast. Popularly known as “sex-on-the-reef...

Italian marines accused of killing fishermen headed back to India for trial by Wright Bryan March 21, 2013   |  Source : NPR  | Copyright : ©2013 NPR

Two Italian marines are returning to India to face charges stemming from the 2012 deaths of two Indian fisherman, Italian officials announced Thursday. As we recounted recently, disagreement over how to handle the case had resulted in a diplomatic conf...

Caribbean nations participate in UN-backed tsunami preparedness test March 20, 2013   |  Source : UN News Centre

Caribbean nations are participating today in a full-scale tsunami alert exercise organized under United Nations auspices to test their reaction capacity. According to the scenario of the exercise, organized under the auspices of the Intergovernmental O...

Italian envoy banned from leaving India in row over dead fishermen by Maseeh Rahman March 18, 2013   |  Source : guardian.co.uk  | Copyright : 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited

A dispute between India and Italy over the case of two missing Italian marines accused of killing Indian fishermen has taken another dramatic turn, with India's supreme court rejecting the Italian ambassador's right to diplomatic immunity and ordering him...

Indian fishers' forum writes to premier over fishermen in Pakistan custody March 18, 2013   |  Source : PTI

Concerned over rising cases of Indian fishermen being arrested off the international waters by Pakistan, the National Fish Workers' Forum has written a letter to the prime minister to facilitate a timely solution to the problem. "We have written a lett...

Sea tunnel may affect livelihood of fishermen in Penang, Malaysia by Adie Suri Zulkefli March 18, 2013   |  Source : NST  | Copyright : 2011 The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad

Bangalore, or Bengaluru, is the capital of the southern Indian state of Karnataka. The city, home to about 8.5 million people, is the third most populous city in India. Bangalore is known as the Silicon Valley of India and as the richest city in the...

Indians rescued from Somali pirates to return today March 18, 2013   |  Source : Zee News  | Copyright : 1998-2013 Zee News Limited (An Essel Group Company),

Most of the 28 Indian seafarers rescued from Somali pirates after their vessels were hijacked last year are returning to India on Monday. 17 Indian seafarers on board the MT Royal Grace have been in captivity of pirates since March 2, 2012 and 11 India...

Basa fish comes to Indian fisheries' rescue March 18, 2013   |  Source : BS  | Copyright : 2013 Business Standard Ltd.

The Indian sea food industry, hit hard by the global slowdown as well as a supply crunch, has turned to a fish species found in southeast Asia and China to lift its fortunes. The Basa, a catfish native to Vietnam's Mekong River Delta and Thailand's Cha...