Fishermen observe strike against nod to large fishing trawlers in Gujarat

A large number of fishermen across the state observed a day-long strike to protest the Centre's recent decision to allow deep sea fishing trawlers in the waters of India's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

269 Indian prisoners in Karachi jail get consular access

Two hundred and sixty-nine Indian nationals, mostly fishermen, lodged in jail here were provided consular access by the Indian High Commission in Pakistan on Saturday.

Indian fishermen freed, Sri Lankan foreign minister heads for Delhi

 Setting the stage for improved bilateral ties, Sri Lanka Friday set free 15 Indian fishermen - a day ahead of the arrival of new Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera to India.

Six Sri Lankan fishermen held for straying into Indian waters

Sri Lankan fishermen were on Tuesday arrested by Coast Guard personnel for allegedly fishing in Indian territorial waters off this town.

Two fishermen hurt in firing in sea

Two fishermen suffered bullet injuries allegedly when Coast Guard personnel aboard a patrolling vessel fired at their boat off Vizhinjam coast near here on Monday.

Coast Guard fires at suspect boat off Kerala coast, two fishermen hurt

Two fishermen were injured when Coast Guard personnel onboard a patrol vessel fired 'warning shots' at their boat after it took 'evasive' action on being directed to stop, giving rise to suspicion, off Vizhinjam coast near here on Monday.

Three fishermen held for trespassing into Bhitarkanika in Odisha

Three fishermen were arrested by forest personnel on charges of trespassing and carrying out illegal fishing into prohibited crocodile habitation corridors of Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha's Kendrapara district.

Three fishermen held for trespassing into Bhitarkanika

Kendrapara: Three fishermen were arrested by forest personnel on charges of trespassing and carrying out illegal fishing into prohibited crocodile habitation corridors of Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha's Kendrapara district.

Protesting Brazilian fishermen block cruise ship

A cruise ship carrying 1,800 passengers was blocked from leaving a Brazilian port on Tuesday by fishermen protesting a government ban on catches of protected species, a spokesman for their union said.

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India releases 30 Sri Lankan fishermen

India today repatriated 30 Lankan fishermen, a day after courts in Sri Lanka ordered the release of 66 Indian fishermen arrested by its navy.

Marines case: Italian Ambassador Mancini leaves for home

Amid continued stand-off between India and Italy over the issue of two Italian marines, accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012, Italian Ambassador Daniele Mancini on Saturday left for home reportedly for "consultations."

TN urges PM to take up issue of release of fishermen, boats

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam Saturday said the state government has been informed that Sri Lanka has agreed to free 66 fishermen in its custody but not their boats and asked the Centre to take up the issue with the island nation.

Four fishermen die, 3 missing after boat capsize

Canning: Bodies of four fishermen, who went missing after their boat capsized in the Bay of Bengal, were fished out of the waters, the police said today.

Four fishermen shot dead in Bihar

Unidentified assailants shot dead four fishermen and injured another in a village here last midnight, a police officer said on Monday.

58 Indian fishermen arrested in Pakistan

Fifty eight Indian fishermen were arrested today and their 11 boats seized by Pakistani authorities for allegedly violating the country's territorial waters.

Sri Lankan Navy detains 27 Tamil Nadu fishermen, releases them after warning

The Sri Lankan Navy detained 27 fishermen from Tamil Nadu overnight, accusing them of poaching in the island nation's waters, and released them this morning with a warning.

Tamil Nadu fishermen held by Bangladesh authorities

 A group of 26 fishermen, 24 from Tamil Nadu and one each from Yanam and Kerala have been detained by Bangladeshi authorities and an appeal to bring them back has been made to the State and Union governments, an NGO for fishermen welfare has said.

PMK wants Centre to rein in Lanka on fishermen issue

NDA ally PMK on Wednesday said Sri Lanka was treating India 'badly' on the issue of arrest of Indian fishermen and called for strong steps to rein in Colombo.

Sundarbans fishermen will be released by Bangladesh soon: Mamata Banerjee

Fishermen from the Sundarbans region of West Bengal who are in the custody of Bangladesh authorities for entering its territory while fishing would return home soon, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said.