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Amid Israeli blockade on Gaza, a fishing fleet limps along

November 27, 2022 2:24 pm

For Gaza’s fishermen, the blockade has ended the ability to buy motors, propellers, fibreglass and many other items needed to repair the boats and maintain a functioning fishing fleet.

This Goan artist's ocean-inspired work will leave you spellbound

October 29, 2022 6:02 pm

Goa-based Subodh Kerkar, who calls himself an ocean artist, attempted to tell the story of the "inseparability of the fishermen, the boat and the ocean" with this performance artwork

Vizhinjam port construction: Fisherfolk storm project site on 100th day of protest

October 28, 2022 2:15 am

Last month, the Kerala High Court had directed the government to provide police protection for resuming the construction of VISL, which had been suspended for more than three months. The court had also allowed the fisherfolk to continue their agitation without obstructing the work.

Ensure release of TN fishermen, CM urges Centre

September 21, 2022 2:22 pm

Taking up the issue with the Union Minister, he said the Sri Lankan navy arrested 8 fishermen belonging to Pudukottai district today and also seized their mechanised fishing vessels.

Worli fisherfolk threaten to restart protests at Coastal Road construction site

May 19, 2022 9:22 pm

Construction work on the project was stopped for over two months due to the protests earlier and losses had run into crores of rupees.

60m span between pillars sufficient: BMC counters fisherfolk's report with oceanography institute submission

May 19, 2022 7:41 am

For over two months, between October 2021 and January this year, fisherfolk from Worli Koliwada prevented the contractor from beginning the construction of an interchange between the coastal road and the Worli end of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

Six Pakistani fishermen held after search operation in Kutch

February 11, 2022 8:52 pm

A day after launching a massive search operation in the Harami Nalla area of Gujarat's Kutch district, the Border Security Force on Friday caught six Pakistani fishermen who had allegedly intruded into Indian territory.

2 months after fisherman killed in Pak firing: Trawler captain booked for endangering lives of crew

January 23, 2022 9:53 pm

Navi Bandar Marine police booked Dilip alias Gado Solanki, captain of fishing boat Jalpari when PMSA allegedly fired on it on November 6, 2021.

Gujarat: Fisherman suffers snake bite while fishing mid-sea

December 24, 2021 8:36 pm

This is the second such incident within a fortnight where the Coast guard provided medical assistance to a fisherman who suffered snake bite, official sources said.

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 43 Indian fishermen for alleged poaching

December 19, 2021 3:12 pm

Fishermen from both countries are arrested frequently for inadvertently trespassing into each other's waters. The fishermen issue has become a major irritant in bilateral ties.


Locals fish coins from the sea in West Bengal's Gangasagar; see pics

January 14, 2023 4:53 pm

As the day of the Gangasagar Fair approaches, several localites can be seen diving in the sea with magnets in their hands to collect coins which devotees throw in the water while they bathe and pray to Maa Ganga


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.