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Boko Haram kidnaps scores in Nigeria: Witnesses

Last Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 00:55

Boko Haram Islamists kidnapped scores of people from fishing communities in Nigeria`s extreme northeast, hauling some of the hostages away on boats across Lake Chad, witnesses said on Friday.

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 23:46

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

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 18:29

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

Last Updated: Sunday, August 03, 2014, 12:55

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

Only fresh meeting between TN-SL fishermen will solve problems

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 18:21

Only a fresh meeting between fishermen of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka will solve the problems of the fishing community of the state, TNCC president B S Gnanadesikan said here on Sunday.

Pakistan to release 57 Indian fishing boats in mid-September

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 21:29

Pakistan on Monday said it will release 57 fishing boats seized from 150 Indian fishermen, who were set free in May as a goodwill gesture.

India to seek fishing rights around Lankan waters: Report

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 15:29

The new Indian government is likely to ask Sri Lanka to issue commercial licences to its fishermen to operate around the northern Kachchativu islet, a media report said today ahead of External Affairs Minister G L Peiris` visit to New Delhi.

Peru says El Nino threat over, waters cooling and fish returning

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 06:01

The worst of the potentially disastrous weather pattern El Nino is now behind Peru and cooling sea temperatures are luring back schools of anchovy, the key ingredient in fishmeal, authorities said on Friday.

Tamil Nadu fishermen have no fishing rights in Katchatheevu: Centre

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 00:40

Islet of Katchatheevu is a sovereign property of Sri Lanka and the 1974 and 1976 agreements between India and Sri Lanka do not confer any fishing rights on fishermen from India, the Centre said.

Punjab govt hikes subsidy on setting up new fish farms

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 22:46

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

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 12:56

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.

Odisha introduces specific colour scheme for fishing vessels

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 10:13

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.