Kerala fishermen

Fishermen cry foul as Chinese trawlers ‘milk’ Indian seas

Brazenness came to light when checks on 10 foreign ships, which docked  at Ratnagiri during ‘Vayu’, showed huge fish catch endemic to country’s oceans 

published on : 27th June 2019

Loan sharks in hot pursuit of hapless fishermen in Kerala

However, the interest rates go as high as 160 per cent, making it difficult for the fishers to escape from the debt-trap, it said.

published on : 19th May 2019

Consumers feel the pinch as fish prices go through the roof

According to regular fish buyers, the quantity of fish in the packet has reduced.

published on : 9th May 2019

Poll manifestos: Fishers in Kerala expect a big catch

While the Congress promises a seperate Ministry for welfare of Fisherfolk, the BJP has promised the 'Matsya Sampada Yojana' with an allocation of Rs 10,000 crore.

published on : 14th April 2019

Fishermen’s resentment to impact poll outcome in Kerala

Following 'Ockhi', fishermen in the state face issues as they claim that the state and central government ignore their pleas.

published on : 12th April 2019

No reply to fishers’ call for communication gadgets in Kerala

With incidents of mid-sea collisions occurring at regular intervals, the fishermen community are striving to regulate the ship traffic and arrange communication gadgets to fishing vessels.

published on : 6th April 2019

El Nino threat likely to land Kerala’s fishermen in a Catch-22 situation

CMFRI senior scientist Grinson George said El Nino can affect pelagic fish species like oil sardine.

published on : 22nd March 2019

Fishermen should be given primary rights over coastal resources: Madhav Gadgil

He said unbridled industrialisation has destroyed natural resources and caused loss of livelihood to people depending on them.

published on : 8th March 2019

Navy patrol vessel rescues five fishermen from sinking boat

The fishermen managed to stay afloat for more than three hours without any life-saving devices before help arrived

published on : 5th March 2019

Project to eradicate illiteracy from coastal hamlets enters phase III

Along with the regular literacy classes, awareness on health, environment and the Constitution will also be provided to the beneficiaries

published on : 4th March 2019

Kerala fishermen asked to keep vigil for terrorists, submarines

The advisory is said to have come in the backdrop of intelligence inputs that the terrorists might choose the sea-route for retaliation. 

published on : 4th March 2019

Boat owners vow protest against harassment on trumped up charges

Fisheries Sector Protection Committee chairman P J Ansili presided over the meeting, which was inaugurated by Fr Johnson Pangeth.

published on : 16th February 2019

Hurray, jobs at last for Ockhi victims!

The Society for Assistance to Fisherwomen (SAF) will be given the charge of the facility.

published on : 11th February 2019

Fishermen who led Kerala flood rescue missions are the superstars at this college

Union members said they decided to invite the fishermen to the event instead of celebrities from socio-cultural fields to show their respect and gratitude for the community's contributions. 

published on : 7th February 2019

A fight for fuel: Kerala fishermen demand for more kerosene

With the demand high, fishermen have resorted to buying kerosene off the black market operating in the coastal regions.

published on : 25th January 2019
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