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Cancel NOC for coastal road project: Worli fishermen

Damodar Tandel, president of the Akhil Maharashtra Macchhimar Kriti Samiti, told The Indian Express that the Municipal Commissioner has promised to set up a committee, comprising four members of the fishing community and municipal officials, to look into their issues.

Odisha: Fishermen warned as depression develops over Bay of Bengal

"The depression over southeast Bay of Bengal might intensify into a deep depression over the next 24 hours and turn into a cyclonic storm subsequently," the IMD said.

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West Bengal fishermen forum writes to Nitin Gadkari: ‘Proposed merchant ship corridors a threat to livelihood’

Move will confine small-scale fishing communities to smaller areas: DMF

Gujarat: Fishing licence suspended as ‘Brahmins object’, fishermen move High Court

The division bench of Justice Anant S Dave and Justice Biren Vaishnav has sought the government’s reply by September 9.

Boat capsizes, one missing

When people in the trawler noticed, they jumped in and managed to save four fishermen,” said an officer from Uttan Sagri police station.

At least three fishermen feared dead after boat hit by ship off Kerala coast

The coastal police officials said they have received information that some fishermen were missing and a few others were injured in the incident. The matter was under investigation, they said.

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Kolkata fishermen missing: Body, trawler found

The Met department on Wednesday issued an alert asking fishermen not to go to sea. One of the capsized trawlers — ‘MV Joy Kishan’ — was also found near the body. Rescue operations are on in full swing to trace the remaining fishermen, police said.

Amid spat over Kulbhushan Jadhav-family meeting, Pakistan releases 145 Indian fishermen as goodwill gesture

The move is a goodwill gesture amidst war of words between the two countries after a recent meeting between Kulbhushan Jadhav and his family took place.

Four Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

The fishermen from Pudukottai district were arrested for allegedly fishing close to the island nation and taken to Karainagar along with their boat, Inspector of Fisheries department C George said.

Sri Lankan navy arrests 12 fishermen from Tamil Nadu

Twelve fishermen from this island were arrested on Thursday by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly fishing near the Lankan coast, the second such incident in three days. The fishermen were arrested while reportedly fishing off Neduntheevu.

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Fishermen in Rameswaram wary of venturing into polluted sea waters

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.

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Pakistan arrests 88 Indian fishermen for territorial violation

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

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.

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