Sri Lankan forces open fire on Nagapattinam fishers, man receives head injury

On Sunday evening, they were trawling along with a few other boats about 40 nautical miles southeast of Kodiyakarai when the incident happened around 4 pm.

published on : 2nd August 2021

Gloom prevails in harbours as trawl ban set to end Saturday

Usually fishing harbours will be buzzing with activity on the last day of monsoon trawl ban, with fishing boats and workers making last-minute preparations to scour the sea. 

published on : 31st July 2021

Italian marines: 7 fishermen move SC, seek share from Rs 2 cr compensation awarded to vessel owner

The fishermen have sought a stay on the disbursement of the compensation amount till their claims are determined.

published on : 30th July 2021

Listen to fishers before moving bill

Fisheries along the coast of Tamil Nadu have been in uproar for over a week now, following news that the Indian Marine Fisheries Bill, 2021, might be passed by Parliament in the current session.

published on : 28th July 2021

Indian Marine Fisheries Bill: Fishing for trouble?

Traditional fishermen are protesting against the Indian Marine Fisheries Bill, 2021, which they say will leave them at a big disadvantage and hand over their livelihood to corporate entities 

published on : 25th July 2021

TN Fishing Regulation Bill will push us out of work: Fishermen

Fisherfolk in the coastal districts of Nagapattinam and Mayiladuthurai have been up in arms against the TN Fishing Regulation Act (Amendment), 2020 over the past month.

published on : 25th July 2021

12 missing Andhra fishermen traced, safe

After receiving no communication from the fishermen even after three days of them leaving Kasimedu harbour, the families contacted Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Minister Sidiri Appalaraju.

published on : 20th July 2021

Fishermen besiege Ennore SEZ coal conveyor project

About 250 fishermen, including children and women, in 60-70 boats stormed the construction site at 10 am and set up tents protesting and raising slogans against the project.

published on : 20th July 2021

Delta districts fisherfolk divided over TN Fishing Regulation Act

Fisherfolk in coastal delta districts of Nagapattinam, Mayiladuthurai and Karaikal were divided over the Tamil Nadu Fishing Regulation Act (2020).

published on : 19th July 2021

21 per cent of Telangana freshwater fish exported to West Bengal 

The remaining 19 per cent is exported to other States such as Assam, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, according to Animal Husbandry Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav.

published on : 18th July 2021

Irrational subsidies, overfishing by many countries hurting Indian fishermen: Minister Piyush Goyal 

Unlike rich nations which provide billions of dollars of subsidies to their fishermen, India's subsidy amounts to only about Rs 770 crore.

published on : 15th July 2021

Declare Kattupalli coast as high-erosion zone: Fishermen

Pulicat fishermen flag risk of habitat loss due to sea erosion, claim ports don’t undertake mandatory beach nourishment

published on : 10th July 2021

SagarMala will snatch away our livelihood, say fishermen

Earlier, hundreds of traditional fishermen and their families from Bengre and Tannirbavi gathered in their boats and shouted slogans against the project holding placards.

published on : 10th July 2021

Sri Lankan Navy personnel chase away TN fishermen, 'damage' expensive fishing nets

When fishermen, who had set out for fishing in as many as 597 boats, Lankan navy personnel chased them away at gunpoint on Saturday night and "cut the nets up each costing about one lakh rupees."

published on : 4th July 2021

Fishermen struggle to stay afloat as fuel subsidy gets swallowed in no time

Fishing is another sector affected by the price hike. Fuel expenditure is proportionate to the size of the boat.

published on : 4th July 2021
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