Union govt’s draft guidelines for deep sea fishing trigger debate

As per the regulation, any person engaging in deep sea fishing should obtain a valid permit from the issuing authority.

published on : 6th September 2022

Tender process for two fishing harbours in Prakasam completed

The Andhra Pradesh Maritime Board (APMB) has completed the process of tendering for the construction of fishing harbours at Kothapatnam and Vodarevu in the erstwhile combined Prakasam district.

published on : 28th August 2022

Police arrest youth in Karnataka in Korgi robbery case

Devaki Poojari, a 32-year-old woman was assaulted with an iron road near Kadinabettu on August 5 when she was waiting for her son to come by school bus.

published on : 12th August 2022

Four washed away in Thanjavur's Kollidam river, one rescued

Water level started to rise after midnight as surplus water was released from Mettur and all the four were caught in the powerful current.

published on : 20th July 2022

Odisha fisheries department's plans for transponders in mechanised vessels delayed

The plan is to install transponders in the fishing vessels to track them in the sea for protection of the endangered Olive Ridley turtles off the Odisha coast.

published on : 14th July 2022

2,000 fishing ponds to come up across Karnataka soon: Bommai

Giving a boost to the fisheries department, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said an order has been passed to set up 2,000 fishing ponds across the state.

published on : 5th July 2022

Annual fishing ban hasn't helped us to net a good catch, rue Nagai boat owners, fishermen

Though there is high demand for good quality seafood abroad, fishermen are upset over their trips not being productive.

published on : 28th June 2022

Traditional fishermen denounce proposal to give five additional fishing hours for mechanised vessels

The augmentation of time in favour of mechanised vessels may deplete the marine wealth, say environmentalists. 

published on : 25th June 2022

DCIL to develop fishing harbours

The MoU was signed in the presence of Secretary of Ministry of Fisheries Jatindra Nath Swain and Joint Secretary of Ministry of Fisheries J Balaji.

published on : 25th June 2022

One missing, 12 rescued as boat capsizes off Odisha's Talachua coast

Sources said that the boat with the passengers and around 20 two-wheelers on board left for Satpada from Janhikuda and after covering around two km, the engine of the boat seized.

published on : 18th June 2022

After 9 years, WTO agrees on all issues including fisheries subsidies

It was in 2013 at the Bali ministerial conference of the WTO, that the member countries inked the trade facilitation agreement to promote seamless movement of goods across the global borders.

published on : 17th June 2022

Over 1,000 mechanised boats set to hit sea as fishing ban ends in Tamil Nadu's coastal delta districts

Mechanised fishing boats such as trawlers and gillnetters keep off the sea during the period to facilitate breeding of fishes in the Bay of Bengal.

published on : 15th June 2022

Blocking subsidy to India's fishermen to affect millions of fishers, their families 

Developed members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) are pushing to eliminate subsidies under the proposed fisheries subsidies agreement, which is under negotiation here.

published on : 13th June 2022

119 fishing boats in TN delta region unregistered, finds annual inspection

Of the 1,580 vessels that were inspected by the fisheries department, 119, including 76 purse seine boats, were found lacking a permit.

published on : 31st May 2022

WTO's fisheries pact should provide space for equitable growth: Government sources

Members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) are negotiating the agreement with the objective of curbing harmful subsidies to promote sustainable fishing.

published on : 25th May 2022

Deep-sea fishing curbs leave fisherfolk, traders in lurch

Restaurants who sell seafood varieties and online sites that sell fish catch of the day are also struggling with the lack of availability of fish. 

published on : 20th May 2022

Realise our commitment to welfare: Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy

At a public meeting organised at Muramalla village in Konaseema district, he directly credited the amount into the bank accounts of 1,08,755 fishermen families.

published on : 14th May 2022

TN's Melathaniyam fishing festival celebrates social equality

Another unique thing about this festival is that people can catch fish with whatever they have. From nets to bare hands, a person is free to choose his equipment.

published on : 19th April 2022

2-month fishing ban along Odisha coast

The ban extends to 12 nautical miles off the territorial water of Odisha coast, and applies to all  kinds of trawlers and mechanised boats beyond 8.5 meter long.

published on : 16th April 2022

Rough season comes to close for TN, Puducherry fishermen

The 61-day annual fishing ban for States along the east coast, which comes into effect on Friday, winds up a year of conflicts for Tamil Nadu and Puducherry fishermen. 

published on : 15th April 2022
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