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Tuesday, October 26, 2021



Between diesel price and deep sea: Many fishermen unable to set sail this season

September 01, 2021 9:20 am

Fishing season in Gujarat generally begins from August 15 and ends on May 13. However, the state government pushed it to September 1 this year, anticipating rough sea conditions during the rainy season.

Fishermen in Devbhumi Dwarka block highway to protest against delayed start to fishing season

August 07, 2021 1:28 am

Fishing season in Gujarat normally used to begin from August 15 and would go on till May 31. However, the Central government permits fishing from August 1.

TN fisherman hurt in firing by Lankan Navy personnel

August 02, 2021 1:23 pm

A total of 10 fishermen belonging to Akkaraipettai and Keechankuppamhamlets ventured into the sea in a mechanised boat from Nagapattinam port on July 28

Overwhelmed by Chinese fleets, Filipino fishermen ‘protest and adapt’

July 12, 2021 10:47 am

China’s coast guard has had ships anchored near Scarborough for almost a decade. Five years ago this week, an international court ruled that the territory was well within Manila’s exclusive economic zone, and invalidated China’s expansive claims in the South China Sea.

Timeline: Italian marines case — from 2012 fishermen killings to SC quashing criminal cases

June 15, 2021 12:29 pm

The top court termed the Rs 10 crore compensation paid by the Republic of Italy over and above the payment already made as “reasonable and adequate”.

Gujarat govt announces Rs 105 crore relief package for Cyclone-hit fishermen

June 02, 2021 11:43 am

Of the total, Rs 25 crore has been earmarked for paying ex-gratia compensation to fishermen for their damaged boats and fishing equipment while the remaining Rs 80 crore will be reserved to repair and strengthen infrastructure in Jafrabad, Shiyal Bet, Saiyad Rajapara and Nava Bandar fishing harbours.

Congress leaders visit coastal town: 200 boats damaged, Jafrabad fishermen count their losses

May 20, 2021 11:51 am

While majority of fishermen were busy setting their boats and fishing gears right, a few could show the two Congress leaders only wreckage of their boats.

Gujarat: Fishermen observe bandh in protest of proposed phase-II of Porbandar harbour

February 23, 2021 2:20 am

Fisheries Minister Jawahar Chavda said that the government had already dropped the proposal of siting the phase-II at Kuchhadi and that the fishermen community would be informed about it in due course.

Business hit by pandemic: Fishermen count losses as funds crunch keeps boats grounded

February 21, 2021 8:14 am

Now, even after Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted, around 300 fishing boats and trawlers remain grounded.

Mumbai: Villagers seeking rehabilitation for 34 years call off protest, give govt time to respond

January 21, 2021 10:01 am

Deputy Commissioner of Police said, “We had a meeting with the villagers and we discussed their issues. We told them that we are positive that their concerns will be examined by the district administration. The villagers, including many women, attended the meeting.”


Fishermen in Rameswaram wary of venturing into polluted sea waters

February 28, 2016 2:15 pm

Rameswaram, Feb 28 (ANI): Untreated sewage, factory waste and other pollutants have turned the waters of Agni Tirtham beach in Rameswaram into black sludge. The fishermen community in Tamil Nadu’s Rameswaram complained that their repeated pleas to clean the beach and its surroundings have fallen on deaf ears. With garbage floating on the water, it has become difficult for fishermen to go fishing. The farmers also fear that the chemicals from factory waste could prove hazardous. Water pollution not only affects fishermen directly but the untreated sewage and chemicals endanger marine life. The fishing community in turn incurs huge loss as more and more fish die due to polluted water.

Pakistan arrests 88 Indian fishermen for territorial violation

February 21, 2016 2:11 pm

Karachi, Feb 21 (ANI): Pakistan's marine forces have arrested 88 Indian fishermen and took sixteen boats into custody for allegedly violating the country's territorial waters in the Arabian Sea. A police official said the fishermen, who were arrested on Friday night, have been handed over to Docks Police Station in Karachi for necessary legal action. The arrested fishermen were charged under the Foreign Act and Fisheries Act. The fishermen, who belong to Gujarat, will be produced them before a magistrate on Sunday. India and Pakistan share an extensive oceanic border with each other which is poorly defined, resulting in fishermen on both sides inadvertently crossing over to the other side while netting their catch.

Things have changed after Mumbai attacks: Navy chief

February 08, 2016 9:26 am

Vizag (AP), Feb 08 (ANI): Navy Chief R K Dhowan on Monday assured the country that sailors stay alert and awake on the International water boundaries so that people of the country can sleep peacefully. Speaking about the Mumbai terror attacks, Dhowan said that there have been a lot of changes after 2008 to ensure the safety of the citizens. He added that adequate measure have been taken to mark the identity of fishermen of every state departing from their ports to earn their livelihood without any problem.