Fishing resumes in sea off Rameswaram coast

Three days after the fishermen were advised against putting out to sea due to high velocity wind and rough sea condition, fishing resumed on Saturday in the sea off Rameswaram coast.

Fishing row: HC asks Centre, TN to filed affidavits

The Madras High Court Monday directed the Centre and the Tamil Nadu Governments to file affidavits on a PIL by Fisherman Care Association seeking to implement P Murari Committee recommendations on fishing.

Sri Lanka to talk to India on fishing

 Sri Lanka said on Monday that it will continue to engage with India on the fishermen issue to seek satisfactory short-term and long-term solutions.

Kerala goes against Centre's fishing ban

Kerala on Monday went against the Centre's 61-day uniform fishing ban, which came into effect at midnight, as it decided to allow fishermen in the state to continue operating till June 15, the conventional date for the beginning of the mandatory annual proscription.

Fishing conflict with India will be settled via talks: Sri Lanka

Colombo has said that the conflict over fishing in the Palk Bay and Palk Strait between the Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen will be resolved via dialogue between the fishermen of the two countries since it is a `humanitarian and a livelihood issue`.

'All coastal states except Kerala agreed on 61-day fishing ban'

Rejecting Rahul Gandhi's charges, the Centre on Wednesday said the decision to extend the ban on fishing in high seas to 61 days from 47 days during monsoon was agreed upon by all coastal states except Kerala.

Greenpeace says Chinese vessels illegally fishing off Africa, Beijing disagrees

Chinese fishing boats have been illegally fishing off West Africa, Greenpeace said on Wednesday, adding that Chinese companies expanded operations in Africa from 13 vessels in 1985 to 462 vessels in 2013, but the government said they are within the law. 

Goa Police to escort fish consignments from Maharashtra

Fish consignments from Maharashtra's Sindhudurg district will be ferried to Goa under police escort, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Wednesday.

Karunanidhi welcomes Lanka's efforts to solve fishing dispute

Welcoming Sri Lanka's efforts to solve the fishing dispute in Palk Strait, DMK on Wednesday urged the Centre to take steps for bilateral talks involving fishermen of the island nation and India and bring about a lasting solution to the vexed issue.

Rahul Gandhi demands withdrawal of annual fishing ban

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Monday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party government at the Centre to withdraw the annual fishing ban along the coastal states.

Kerala strongly resents total fishing ban during monsoon

Congress led-UDF government in Kerala on Wednesday strongly resented Centre's decision to impose total fishing ban in coastal belt for 61 days during monsoon and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to relook the matter.

TN opposes two Central govt decisions regarding fishing

 Tamil Nadu government on Sunday opposed two decisions of the Central government regarding fishing, saying these could in effect lead to "swamping" by foreign fishing vessels in India's Exclusive Economic Zone and also increase the regulatory burden on domestic fishing fleets.

Somali pirates return, seize Iranian fishing vessel

 Pirates have seized an Iranian vessel fishing illegally off the coast of Somalia in the first successful hijacking in almost three years, officials said Thursday, raising fears that the scourge of Somali piracy may be returning.

Palestinian fisherman killed by Israeli fire: Medics

A Palestinian fisherman was shot dead by Israeli forces on Saturday off the coast of the Gaza Strip, a spokesman for the Palestinian health services said.

Fishing community airs views against Meenakumari report

Maintaining that the Dr B Meenakumari Commission report on marine fisheries sector would adversly affect their livelihood, Kerala's fishermen community Friday expressed its strong resentment before the scientific community at the ongoing World Ocean Science Congress here.

All Black Ali Williams announces retirement
All Black Ali Williams announces retirement

All Black legend Ali Williams vowed to spend his time fishing and hunting after announcing his retirement from rugby on Thursday.

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.

Fishermen threatened, sent back by Sri Lankan naval personnel

About 3,000 fishermen, who put out to sea from this coastal town on Thursday, were allegedly threatened at gun point by Sri Lankan naval personnel and nets of 15 boats damaged, P Sesuraja, the president of Fishermen's Association, said.

Olive Ridley turtles begin to arrive for breeding
Olive Ridley turtles begin to arrive for breeding

Arrival of Olive Ridley sea turtles at Rushikulya river mouth in Odisha's Ganjam district has marked the start of the annual breeding season of the endangered animal.

Indonesia holds 200 Malaysians in crackdown on illegal fishing

Indonesia on Wednesday detained 200 Malaysians found fishing illegally in its waters, as it moves to stem billions of dollars in economic losses, a senior government official told a news agency.