Indonesia turns away boat as Asian migrant crisis escalates

The Indonesian navy prevented a suspected migrant boat from entering the country`s waters at the weekend after the arrival of hundreds of Rohingya and Bangladeshis and has stepped up patrols in the area, the military said Monday.

Desperate scenes in migrant boat rescue off Indonesia

Desperate migrants facing certain death as their overcrowded boat began sinking fought for space on the stricken vessel, throwing some people overboard before they were plucked to safety on Friday by passing Indonesian fishermen.

1,000 South Asian migrants reach Sumatran shores

Some 1,000 Rohingyas and Bangladeshi migrants arrived safely in Sumatra, Indonesia, on Friday after receiving help from fishermen, officials reported.

Four stranded fishermen rescued by Coast Guard

Four fishermen stranded in mid sea off this coastal town due to a snag in their boat were on Tuesday rescued by the Coast Guard, police said.

Evolve strategy to solve fishermen issue: PMK

NDA ally, PMK, on Thursday asked the Centre to evolve a practical strategy to solve the contentious fishermen issue involving India and Sri Lanka and stressed that the row could be resolved only through dialogue.

Two teams of fishermen leave for Lanka to bring back freed boats

Two teams of fishermen left here today for Sri Lanka to bring back 18 boats, released on the orders of a court in the island nation, after getting them repaired there, a top fisheries department official said.

Seven Tamil Nadu fishermen injured in mid-sea attack

 Seven fishermen from here have been injured in a mid-sea attack allegedly by sea pirates suspected to be from Sri Lanka, police said on Sunday.

47 Indian fishermen arrested in Pakistan, eight boats seized

 Pakistani authorities have arrested 47 Indian fishermen and seized their eight boats for allegedly violating the country's territorial waters.

25 Indian fishermen detained by Bangladesh navy

 At least 25 Indian fishermen were today detained by Bangladesh navy for allegedly poaching into the country's waters.

Lankan Navy drives away TN fishermen near Katchatheevu

A group of fishermen who put out to sea in 250 mechanised boats from here returned empty handed today after Sri Lankan Naval personnel allegedly pelted stones and bottles at them near Katchatheevu.

Tamil Nadu CM appeals to PM Modi to secure release of arrested fishermen

Taking exception to the latest arrest of 37 Tamil Nadu fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy, Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Saturday appealed to the Centre to take it up at the highest diplomatic level and secure their immediate release as well as their boats.

More than 300 slave fishermen now safe on Indonesian island

The same trawlers that had enslaved countless migrant fishermen for years carried more than 300 of them to freedom on Saturday, following a dramatic rescue from a remote Indonesian island that many men believed would likely be their final resting place.

Indian Coast Guard impounds Lankan boat with six fishermen on board

Indian Coast Guard on Friday seized a Sri Lankan fishing boat with six fishermen on board for allegedly fishing in Indian waters.

Indian fishermen regret Sri Lankan President's stand

Local fishermen's associations on Friday expressed regret over President Maithripala Sirisena's remark that he has clearly instructed the island nation's navy to seize boats that violate the country's territorial waters.

18 Indian fishermen arrested in Pakistan

Pakistani authorities have arrested 18 Indian fishermen and seized their three boats for allegedly violating the country's territorial waters.

22 held for intruding into Gahirmatha marine sanctuary

In a crackdown, 22 fishermen were taken into custody on charge of unlawful fishing activity along the Gahirmatha marine sanctuary, a senior forest officer said on Friday.

Tamil Nadu fishermen released by Sri Lankan courts

Two Sri Lankan courts on Tuesday ordered the release of 54 Tamil Nadu fishermen, whose arrest by Sri Lankan Navy has threatened to derail talks between representatives of fishers of the two neighbouring countries, a Fisheries department official said here.

Sri Lanka arrests 54 Indian fishermen

 Fifty-four Indian fishermen have been arrested by Sri Lankan navy for allegedly poaching in the country's waters, days before the visit of a Lankan delegation to India to discuss the contentious fishermen issue.

Indian, Sri Lankan fishermen to meet to sort out issues

Fishermen's associations of India and Sri Lanka will meet in Chennai next week to resolve the vexed issue of violation the maritime boundary and invading each other's waters.

Fishermen to leave for Sri Lanka to bring back 87 boats

A total of 135 fishermen from various coastal hamlets in the state would leave from here for Sri Lanka on Sunday morning to bring back the 87 boats seized by the island nation in 2014, a fisheries department official said.