4,000 Gaza fishermen go fishing in six-mile area

As many as 4,000 fishermen in the Gaza Strip Thursday were able to go fishing in a expanded zone, previously restricted to just three miles by Israel, a senior Palestinian official said.

Arapaima, Amazon`s largest fish may go extinct: Study

Arapaima, the largest fish in the Amazon River basin is going extint in many areas due to overfishing, revealed scientists.

Bio-metric ID card must for fishing off Gujarat coast: Coast Guard

In a stern warning to all Gujarat fishermen, Inspector General of Coast Guard (CG) Kuldip Singh Sheoran on Friday said that no fishermen will be allowed to venture into the sea off Gujarat coast if they fail to produce their bio-metric ID cards.

Centre mulls uniform ban on fishing off west coast in monsoon

The Centre is contemplating imposing a uniform ban on fishing activities along the west coast during the monsoons.

Punjab govt hikes subsidy on setting up new fish farms

The Punjab government today announced to increase subsidy to 50 per cent from the current 40 per cent for setting up new fish farms in the state.

Odisha introduces specific colour scheme for fishing vessels

In a move to strengthen coastal security, the Odisha government has asked fishermen to paint their boats and trawlers with a specific colour pattern for their easy identification.

Sri Lanka releases 46 Indian fishermen

Sri Lanka has released 46 Indian fishermen and modalities to bring them back are being worked out, government said today.

Goa`s Mandovi river water unsafe for swimming, fishing: Report

Goa`s Mandovi river is unsafe for water sports and fishing due to high level of coliform bacteria in it, according to a recent study by state Pollution Control Board.

China blamed as fishing case postponed in Philippines

A court case against a group of Chinese fishermen facing jail in the Philippines for poaching was postponed for a third time on Wednesday, after the government accused China of frustrating the proceedings.

Lanka, India fishing committee to meet in Colombo in June

A high-powered India-Sri Lanka committee will meet here in June to discuss permanent solutions to fishermen issues and promote goodwill between the two fishing communities, officials said today on the eve of a crucial round of talks on the matter.

Five Sri Lankans held for fishing in Indian waters

Five Sri Lankan fishermen were taken into custody by marine police in Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur district Wednesday for fishing in Indian waters, an official said.

Senegal seizes Russian ship fishing `illegally`

Senegal`s Navy has boarded a Russian ship that was allegedly illegally fishing in its waters and is escorting it toward Dakar, the military said on Saturday.

Jaitapur N-project won`t affect fishing in the area: Govt

The nuclear power plant at Jaitapur village in coastal Ratnagiri district won`t have any impact on fishing, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Wednesday said.

Govt to construct ponds to make Meghalaya self sufficient in fish production

Meghalaya government on Wednesday said it is constructing over 6500 fish ponds with an aim to make the state self dependent on fish production and in turn provide jobs to thousands of farmers under its Aqua Culture Mission.

16 Lankan fishermen arrested for fishing in Indian waters

Sixteen Sri Lankan fishermen were on Friday arrested by Indian Coast Guard off Krishnapatnam coast in Andhra Pradesh for allegedly fishing in Indian waters.

Nations fail to agree on Antarctic marine reserve

The nations that make decisions about Antarctic fishing failed today for a third time to agree on a plan that would create the world`s largest marine sanctuary.

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 49 Indian fishermen

India and Sri Lanka have an agreement on dealing with fishermen when they are arrested and most often the fishermen are freed.

Ban on netting savala fish in Kerala

Alarmed by the steep depletion in population of young savala (ribbon) fish off this coast, the fisheries department has ordered a ban on its fishing.

Bengal to up vigil to stop fishing of small Hilsa

With the marine delicacy Hilsa being sold at Rs.1,000-Rs.1,500 per kg due to short supply, WB govt decided to check catching of small fish .

India, Sri Lanka for better ties over fishing

India and Sri Lanka have called for better relations among their fishing communities, and agreed that there should be no use of force in the sea dividing the two countries.