The country’s marine fish production showed signs of revival in 2017 with the annual marine fish landings registering a 5.6 per cent increase compared to the previous year.
Representatives submit a seven-point charter of demands; Fisheries Minister says State government taking all necessary measures to trace those missing
Cyclone Ockhi: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami announces Rs 10 lakh solatium to kin of dead fishermen
Palaniswami also announced setting up of a high-level committee to go into the matter of missing fishermen and submit a report.
A 21-year-old fisherman from Serudhur fishing hamlet died after his boat on November 30 drowned being trapped in the rough sea near Lakshadweep due to Cyclone Ochki.
How would those in power know that a ‘weather condition’ wandering around Sri Lanka would mature into a cyclone and go straight for the Left government’s throat?
Cyclone Ockhi and the frantic scramble for organising rescue efforts down south have yet again underscored the need for permanently stationing Naval and Coast Guard ships in Thiruvananthapuram.
Now about 1,000 km southwest of Gujarat's Surat, Cyclone Ockhi is likely to move in northeasterly direction and gradually weaken, according to Union Environment Ministry.
The district administration on Friday opened relief camps, mostly in schools, in each village as the magnitude of the damage caused by cyclone Ockhi increased.
Around 130 families from Chellanam, 17 from Kumbalangi and 18 from Edavanakad town of Ernakulam district have been shifteddue to Cyclone Ockhi, said the district administration.
Scenes at the rain battered southern districts of the State resembled that of a post-apocalyptic movie, with uprooted electricity poles, fallen trees, inundated roads and collapsed houses.
At least six fishing boats with fishermen on board and one marine engineering vessel are reported missing at sea near Vizhinjam.