Ten fishermen arrested for illegal fishing in Bhitarkanika

Ten fishermen have been taken into custody by the Bhitarkanika National Park authorities in Odisha for illegal fishing activity in the core area of the Park, posing a danger to estuarine crocodiles and aquatic species.

Release of Indian fishermen "getting expedited": Centre

The release of the Indian fishermen, who have been arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy, is in the process of getting expedited, Minister of State in PMO Jitendra Singh said here on Saturday.

Coast Guard's fresh advisory on fishermen straying into Pak waters

Indian Coast Guard has issued a fresh advisory to the Gujarat government asking it to warn them not to stray into the "no-fishing" zone.

Jayalalithaa writes to PM Modi, seeks "immediate release" of arrested fishermen

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking "immediate release" of 102 Tamil fishermen currently under Sri Lankan custody.

Jayalalithaa urges PM Modi to take up fishermen arrests with Sri Lanka

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday urged the Prime Minister to take up the arrest of the state's fishermen at a high political level with Sri Lanka and sought immediate release of 54 fishermen and their 34 boats, including 19 who were apprehended yesterday.

Tamil Nadu fishermen demand tracing of missing mate, begin stir

Fishermen here on Saturday began an indefinite strike demanding that the Union Government trace a missing fisherman from the state, who fell into the sea, after the boat in which he was sailing sank while allegedly being chased by a Sri Lankan naval vessel.

Jayalalithaa writes to PM Narendra Modi on fishermen issue
Jayalalithaa writes to PM Narendra Modi on fishermen issue

Taking exception to the continued arrests of Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy, the Tamil Nadu government has told the Centre that Colombo's "dubious actions" has resulted in the situation at sea remaining "precarious."

Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa writes letter to PM Modi, demands release of arrested fishermen
Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa writes letter to PM Modi, demands release of arrested fishermen

Voicing concern over the arrest of Indian fishermen by Lankan Navy in the 'vicinity' of Katchatheevu, the Tamil Nadu government has once again raised the demand that India "retrieve" the islet from Sri Lanka.

Lanka fishermen reject talk offer by Indian counterparts

Sri Lankan fishing community representatives here rejected a request by their Indian counterparts to visit them to discuss their issues, including poaching.

16 fishermen set free by Sri Lanka return

Sixteen Indian fishermen, released by Sri Lanka after being arrested on charge of entering the island nation waters, Wednesday arrived at the port here.

Satellite device for fishermen under consideration: Tamil Nadu govt​

The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday said a proposal to provide Satellite-based Information Devices for fishermen who venture into deep seas for fishing was under its consideration.

12 Indian fishermen injured, 20 boats damaged in attack by Sri Lankan Navy

Twelve fishermen were injured and 20 boats damaged when they were attacked allegedly by Sri Lankan naval personnel for fishing in their territorial waters.

Kerala to procure three marine ambulances at Rs.6 crore

A long standing promise made by the Kerala government to the fishing community became a reality on Tuesday as the authorities sanctioned Rs.6 crore to procure three marine ambulances.

India announces repatriation of 16 Pakistani prisoners, 9 fishermen

India on Friday announced repatriation of 16 Pakistani prisoners, out of which 13 were held in Jammu and Kashmir jails, along with nine fishermen.

`Pakistan's fishermen to be freed after nationality confirmation'

In the backdrop of Pakistan releasing 163 Indian fishermen lodged in a Karachi jail, police here on Tuesday said the fishermen from the neighbouring country jailed in Gujarat's Dwarka prison will be released only after "confirmation" of their nationality by the Centre.

Plea to secure release of 7 Tamil fishermen held in Qatar

A fishermen body today appealed to the central and Tamil Nadu governments to secure the release of seven fishermen from Kanyakumari district who had been arrested by the Qatar authorities for entering into their sea zone on July 3.

Detained Lankan national close aide of LTTE chief: Police

One of the two Sri Lankan Tamils arrested last night along with communication gadgets and cyanide in the district has been identified as Krishnakumar, a close associate of slain LTTE supremo V Prabhakaran, police said on Tuesday.

Fishers stranded in deep sea for four days rescued by Coast Guard

Cost Guard on Thursday rescued three Kerala fishermen, drifting in deep sea for the past four days without food and water after their country craft overturned accidentally off the state coast.

Sri Lankan Navy chase away Tamil Nadu fishermen

Sri Lankan Navy personnel allegedly chased away Rameswaram fishermen by throwing stones at their boats while they were fishing near Katchatheevu on Thursday, a local fishermen organisation functionary said.

Marines case: Italy invokes international arbitration against India

Italy on Monday made a fresh plea before the Supreme Court saying it has invoked international arbitration challenging India's jurisdiction to try two of its marines, accused of killing two Indian fishermen three years ago, as the court allowed one of them to remain in Italy for six more months on medical grounds.