Congress says fisherman's killing 'unprecedented', slams Centre

Describing the killing of a fisherman off the Gujarat coast as "despicable and unprecedented", Congress on Friday slammed the Centre for "failing to act decisively" in spite of repeated land and sea "transgressions by Pakistan".

Jayalalithaa urges PM Modi to help bring home TN fisherman's body

 Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to direct Union External Affairs Ministry to arrange for bringing back the body of a Tamil Nadu fisherman, allegedly shot dead by pirates off Bahrain.

Fisherman attacked, dragged away by tiger in Sundarbans

A tiger attacked and dragged away a fisherman into the forest at Pirkhali Dobanki in the Sundarbans in West Bengal, forest department officials said Thursday.

Tamil Nadu seeks urgent steps by Centre to bring back fisherman's body

Tamil Nadu government on Sunday sought Centre's intervention in early transportation of the body of a fisherman from the state killed in Saudi Arabia and also take up the issue of monetary benefits due to his family.

Hawaiian fisherman dies in struggle with swordfish he speared

A Hawaiian fisherman died when a swordfish he had speared in a harbor on the Big Island struck him in the chest with its sharp bill, officials said.

Diego Garcia authorities free 23 fishermen from TN, Kerala

Twenty-three fishermen from Tamil Nadu and Kerala, who were arrested by Naval authorities at Diego Garcia on May 11 for illegally fishing in their territorial waters, have been released, a fisheries department official said on Saturday.

Israel fires at Gaza boats, kills Palestinian fisherman: Officials

The Israeli navy opened fire on boats off the coast of the Gaza Strip on Saturday, killing one Palestinian fisherman, Gaza hospital officials said.

Six Lankan fishermen held for fishing in Indian waters

Six Sri Lankan fishermen were today arrested for allegedly fishing in Indian waters.

`Piles of bodies` in attacked Boko Haram town: Fisherman

When Borye Kime crept back into the fishing town of Baga in northeast Nigeria in the early hours of Monday, a weak moon shone on a grisly sight. "It is corpses everywhere," he told AFP.

One injured as Coast Guard opens fire on trawlers inside no-go zone

A fisherman was injured as Coast Guard personnel opened fire at a group of trawlers which had sneaked into Gahirmatha marine sanctuary in Odisha's Kendrapara district, the police said today.

Couple killed, 3 injured in wall collapse in Puducherry

Puducherry: A fisherman and his wife were killed while their two children were among three injured in a wall collapse today in a coastal village near here, police said.

Fisherman killed by tiger in Sunderbans

A 45-year-old fisherman, who was fishing in River Matla in the Sunderbans along with four of his mates, was killed by a tiger, a Forest official said today.

Qatar security forces kill TN fisherman working in Bahrain

A 32-year-old fisherman, Karthikeyan, from the Tirupalikdi village in Tamil Nadu, was allegedly shot dead on Monday by the Qatar security forces while fishing in waters off the coast of Bahrain.

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

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

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.

South Korea returns North fisherman, holds two others

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.

Indian fisherman killed by pirates near Bahrain

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

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

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

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