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No Indian fisherman in Lankan jails now

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 15:35

For the first time this year no Indian fisherman is in Sri Lankan jail, following the release of 94 fishermen yesterday by the island nation.

Coast Guards of India, Lanka stress on streamlining procedures for fishermen release

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 21:22

India and Sri Lanka today stressed on streamlining procedures for the relase and repatriation of fishermen apprehended by the maritime forces of the two countries while fishing in each other`s waters.

South Korea allows North fisherman to defect

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 10:27

South Korea said today it had granted a defection request from a North Korean fisherman rescued a week ago by the coastguard, in a move guaranteed to anger Pyongyang.

Fisherman drown in sea, another missing due to high tidal wave

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 21:13

A fisherman drowned while another went missing in the sea when their fishing boat capsized due to high-tidal wave in the Bay of Bengal near Gopalpur in Ganjam district on Sunday, police said.

South Korea returns North fisherman, holds two others

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 11:27

South Korea on Tuesday repatriated a North Korean fisherman but rejected Pyongyang`s demands to return two others picked up by the coastguard at the weekend.

Eight fishermen injured in attack by Sri Lankan navy personnel

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 12:29

Sri Lankan Navy, who on Saturday surprised Indian fishermen trawling near Katchatheevu by offering them soft drinks and sweets, attacked eight fishermen in the Indian territory off Dhamushkodi coast early on Sunday, Fiseries Department sources said.

Indian fisherman`s body to be repatriated from Bahrain

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 18:02

The body of an Indian fisherman who was shot dead on-board a vessel by armed pirates off the coast of Bahrain will be repatriated soon after completion of formalities, a media report said.

Indian fisherman killed by pirates near Bahrain

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 14:24

A 47-year-old Indian fisherman has been shot dead on board a vessel during an armed robbery by pirates near Bahrain`s sea border.

Rajapaksa orders release of all Indian fishermen

Last Updated: Sunday, May 25, 2014, 10:48

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has ordered the release of all Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan custody as a goodwill measure to mark the swearing-in of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi.

Tamil Nadu will approach Indian embassy to bring back fisherman`s body

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 16:01

The Tamil Nadu government said it will approach the Indian embassy in Bahrain to bring back the body of a fisherman, allegedly shot dead by pirates recently.

Philippine court charges nine Chinese fishermen with poaching

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 14:34

Nine Chinese fishermen, arrested by the Philippines police May 6, were Monday formally charged with poaching endangered species in Philippine waters.

Filipinos saw China blocking fishermen from shoal

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 23:51

Chinese coast guard vessels repeatedly blocked or chased Filipino and Vietnamese fishermen from a disputed shoal where they previously had only tried to block military supply runs, a Philippine marine officer said today.