Indonesia destroys 81 foreign ships for illegal fishing

Indonesian authorities have destroyed 81 foreign vessels that were captured fishing illegally in the country's waters.

Apr 02, 2017, 14:13 PM IST
'Post dams Brahmaputra won't be same again'

'Post dams Brahmaputra won't be same again'

 If all the large dams proposed by China on rivers within Tibet begin operations, the Brahmaputra river will never be the same again, warns a Canadian environmentalist who has done extensive research on the subject.

Feb 15, 2015, 12:21 PM IST

Khattar asks banks to give loans to farmers at lower rates

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday asked bankers to provide loans to small farmers at low interest rates to give boost to agriculture as well as other allied sectors like dairy farming, fisheries, poultry among others.

Feb 13, 2015, 19:48 PM IST

'Separate ministry needed for fisheries, ocean sector'

Scientists, oceanographers and marine experts Sunday urged the Indian government to form a separate ministry which brings all agencies and institutions working in the field of ocean and fisheries research under one roof for smooth implementation and management of all policies for the two sectors.

Feb 08, 2015, 23:10 PM IST

EU to ban fish caught by vessels flagged in Sri Lanka

The European Union (EU) has decided to ban the import of fisheries products caught by vessels flagged in Sri Lanka from entering the EU market after three months time from now, the EU office said here in a statement Tuesday.

Oct 15, 2014, 01:40 AM IST

20 TN fishermen taken into custody by Lankan Navy

Twenty Tamil Nadu fishermen were taken into custody along with their five boats by Sri Lankan naval personnel for allegedly trespassing into Lankan waters.

Aug 03, 2013, 22:15 PM IST

Fisheries, aquaculture sectors need commercial boost: Pawar

Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar stressed the need to boost the fisheries and aquaculture sectors commercially to compete globally.

Jul 06, 2012, 15:02 PM IST

More than a million Atlantic sharks killed yearly

At least 1.3 million sharks, many listed as endangered, were harvested from the Atlantic in 2008 by industrial-scale fisheries unhampered by catch or size limits.

Nov 22, 2010, 10:26 AM IST

Fisheries Bill put off at my request: Karuna

Tamil Nadu CM M Karunanidhi today sought to take credit for the Centre`s decision to defer the proposed Marine Fisheries bill opposed by AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa.

Dec 17, 2009, 12:49 PM IST

Tropical regions to be hardest hit by fisheries shifts caused by climate change

A new study has determined that major shifts in fisheries distribution due to climate change will affect food security in tropical regions most adversely.

Oct 09, 2009, 15:31 PM IST

‘Fisheries sector won`t be hit by India-ASEAN pact’

India`s free trade agreement (FTA) with the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) will not adversely affect the country`s fisheries sector, Minister of State for Agriculture KV Thomas said here Saturday.

Oct 03, 2009, 18:24 PM IST

PMO rejects demand for separate fisheries ministry

The Prime Minister`s Office (PMO) has rejected a demand for the formation of a Ministry for Fisheries independent of the agriculture ministry. It says the subject is receiving "adequate attention" by the UPA govt.

Sep 10, 2009, 14:42 PM IST