Tamil Nadu Fishermen

Retrieval of Kachchatheevu unwise and impractical

The law minister’s present demand implies that the fault lies entirely with the Sri Lankan government. The truth lies elsewhere.

published on : 18th November 2022

Lankan Navy arrests 14 TN, Karaikal fishers

Around 7 pm, the Sri Lankan Navy in a fast-attack craft vessel confronted the fishermen off Point Calimere and arrested them for alleged poaching.

published on : 18th November 2022

Lankan Navy arrests seven more Tamil fishermen

The Sri Lanka Navy arrested seven Tamil fishermen near Neduntheevu on Wednesday late at night, for allegedly crossing the maritime boundary.

published on : 28th October 2022

PIL in Madras HC seeks to remove scenes depicting fishermen in poor light in Yaanai movie

A public interest litigation petition has been filed in the Madras High Court seeking orders to remove scenes and dialogues that depict fishermen in poor light in Arun Vijay's Yaanai movie.

published on : 27th July 2022

Indian Navy rescues six Nagapattinam fishers stranded near Tamil Nadu's Vedaranyam

They went fishing about a dozen nautical miles away from Vedaranyam and the sea gradually turned rough, and, around five in the evening, the boat capsized in a turbulence. 

published on : 15th July 2022

Sri Lanka court orders release of 12 Tamil Nadu fishermen from jail

With the judicial custody period coming to an end, the fishermen were produced before the magistrate in Point Pedro, who ordered their release.

published on : 9th July 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

'Avoid going near Sri Lankan waters', state government tells Tamil Nadu fishermen

Our men have spotted Sri Lankan vessels moving on the other side of IMBL,” M Murugan, a fishermen representative from Arukatuthurai, said.

published on : 11th May 2022

32 fishermen from Tamil Nadu, Karaikal held by Sri Lankan Navy repatriated

The fishermen who were arrested over the past two months for allegedly crossing the IMBL and fishing in Sri Lankan waters were under detention in the island country’s prisons.

published on : 7th April 2022

Three Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

The arrests were made late on Wednesday, when the three fishermen, hailing from Pudukottai district, were fishing near Katchatheevu, a state Fisheries official said. One boat was also seized.

published on : 31st March 2022

Cyclone sweeps away eight TN fishers, kin stranded in misery for 12 years 

In November 2009, Jimmy Kuttan (19) along with seven others from Thoothoor in Kanniyakumari district left for the sea hoping to return home with a sizeable catch.

published on : 18th March 2022

Six Sri Lankan fishermen apprehended for fishing in Indian waters

The crew was fully aware that it was poaching in Indian waters and the automatic identification system on-board the vessel was deliberately turned off, the release said.

published on : 17th March 2022

Get fishermen released from Indonesia, Seychelles: TN urges Centre

Writing to Jaishankar, Stalin said 5 fishermen belonging to Tamil Nadu and 3 others from Kerala were apprehended by Indonesian air and sea police for allegedly entering into their territorial waters.

published on : 10th March 2022

Lankan court orders release of 11 Rameswaram fishermen

A Sri Lankan court, on Tuesday, ordered release of 11 fishermen from Rameswaram who were arrested last month.

published on : 9th March 2022

PM Modi urged to prevent arrests of TN fishermen by SL Navy

Chief Minister MK Stalin on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting him to prevent arrests of Tamil Nadu fishermen by Sri Lankan navy.

published on : 1st March 2022

Cyclone Ockhi: Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit visits cyclone-hit areas in Kanyakumari district

The governor, who undertook a visit of the affected areas here, said a census of missing fishermen and affected families was being taken by the officials who were accompanying him.

published on : 7th December 2017