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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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2 dead Indian fishermen, 2 accused Italian marines, a diplomatic row by Krishnadev Calamur March 14, 2013   |  Source : NPR  | Copyright : 2013 NPR

There's a diplomatic spat brewing between India and Italy over the trial of two Italian marines charged with killing two Indian fishermen last year. India's Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the Italian ambassador not to leave the country after Rome re...

19 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan navy March 13, 2013   |  Source : PTI  | Copyright : 2013 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Nineteen Indian fishermen were arrested on Wednesday by the Sri Lankan navy for allegedly poaching in the country's waters. Sri Lankan navy said the arrest happened this afternoon in the seas, north of Talaimannar. The navy also seized four trawlers...

Fishermen's killing: India rejects Italy’s stand, demands return of naval guards March 12, 2013   |  Source : PTI  | Copyright : 2013 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

India on Tuesday demanded the return of two Italian naval guards to face trial for homicide in the country, rejecting the stand of the Italian government which has gone back on its assurances. Angered by a sudden U-turn by the Italian government which ...

India says no records of Indian fishermen killed in Sri Lankan territorial waters last year March 12, 2013   |  Source : ColomboPage  | Copyright : 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC)

Contradicting the claims by Tamil Nadu fishermen that Sri Lankan security forces killed hundreds of Indian fishermen, The Indian Defense Minister AK Antony said that during the last one year, there is no official record of Indian fishermen killed in Sri L...

Indian fishermen protest in boats against Kudankulam nuclear plant March 11, 2013   |  Source : IANS  | Copyright : Daijiworld Media Pvt Ltd Mangalore

Around 8,000 fishermen in around 600 fibre boats are staging a sea protest Monday against the construction of two 1,000 MW nuclear power plant at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in the south Indian State of Tamil Nadu, said an activist. Spe...

Italy blocks marines' Indian murder trial March 11, 2013   |  Source : BBC  | Copyright : BBC © 2013

Two Italian marines, charged in India with the murder of two fishermen, will not be returning to India to face trial, Italy's foreign ministry says. Rome says Delhi is violating international law by putting the marines on trial in India. India's Sup...

A transparent, sustainable and equitable agreement with the EU will have repercussions for Asian fishing fleets active in Mauritian waters, says oceanographer March 10, 2013   |  Source : Agritrade  | Copyright : 2011, CTA. Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (ACP-EU)

After three years without an agreement – from 2008 to 2010 – Mauritius has just signed a new Fisheries Partnership Agreement (FPA) and Protocol with the European Commission. Local fishers and civil society have mobilised against this agreement. In ...

Indian women largely excluded from growing sectors, reveals an ILO study by Rukmini Shrinivasan March 08, 2013   |  Source : TNN  | Copyright : 2013 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

The number of women in India's workforce has fallen so sharply that it has skewed the global numbers, prompting an International Labour Organization investigation. The study has found that while higher educational enrolment and problems with data expl...

Punjab takes lead in ornamental fish farming in India March 06, 2013   |  Source : The Hindu  | Copyright : 2013 The Hindu

To boost the field of ornamental fish culture in Punjab, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, Punjab is playing an active role. Different ornamental fish species are being cultured and their breeding is carried out succes...

Move in India to support livelihood of fishermen through self-help groups March 04, 2013   |  Source : The Hindu  | Copyright : 2013 The Hindu

For promoting hygienic post-harvest fishing, value addition and sustainable fishing, the need for involving fishermen self-help group federations and achieving market chain linkages was underlined at a two-day consultation organised in Vishakapatnam in th...