Manta rays belong to the genus Mobula and have triangular pectoral fins, two horn-shaped fins, forward-facing mouths. The manta rays caught on Wednesday weigh 750 kg and 250 kg each.
24 Indian fishermen, including 8 from Andhra Pradesh, held in Pakistan; Chandrababu Naidu urges MEA action
India and Pakistan's fishermen are frequently detained for illegal fishing since the Arabian Sea border is not clearly defined and many boats lack the technology to fix their precise location.
18 Indian fishermen to face Pakistan judicial magistrate after being held for fishing in country's territorial waters
The 18 fishermen will now join hundreds of others lodged in jails in Karachi before they are released either on completion of sentences or through any goodwill gesture announced by the Pakistan government.
A 37-year-old Sri Lankan fisherman, found struggling in mid-sea after straying into Indian waters, was rescued by Indian fishermen on Sunday and handed over to the Tamil Nadu Marine Coastal Group Police in Rameswaram.
Light to moderate rains was received across Karnataka due to cyclone Ockhi which has induced heavy rains in Kerala and Tamil Nadu states
Activists and environmentalists claim that construction of the $65 billion Vizhinjam international seaport is affecting the livelihood of local fishermen as well as causing irreversible damage to coastal flora and fauna
Fishermen were asked not to venture into the sea in Odisha as severe cyclonic storm 'Mora' crossed the Bangladesh coast on Tuesday, raising possibility of rains at many places in the state.
Seventy-seven Indian and 12 Sri Lankan fishermen were on Tuesday repatriated in line with the decision taken by two countries to set free fishermen in each other's custody to defuse tension following the killing of an Indian fisherman last week.
A 22-year-old Indian fisherman was shot dead on Monday allegedly by the Sri Lankan navy while he was fishing in a mechanised boat at a short distance off Katchatheevu islet, fisheries department officials said.
On Thursday four Indian fishermen were arrested by Sri Lankan Naval personnel while allegedly fishing near Neduntheevu, a small island near Jaffna in the north of the neighbouring nation.
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Fishermen in Tamil Nadu have been advised by the government not to venture out to sea in the next 24 to 48 hours.
At least one fisherman from Gujarat was injured in firing on Thursday by Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (MSA).
A fisherman was injured after he was shot at by an Immediate Support Vessel (ISV) of Indian Navy which was on a coastal security patrol in the offshore development area at Bombay High.
Twenty-one migrants died and around a dozen more were missing after their boat sank off the north coast of Haiti, a senior official said Thursday.
CPI today charged the BJP with politicising the release of five fishermen of Tamil Nadu who were sentenced to death by a Sri Lankan court on drug trafficking charges.
The Indian High Commissioner in Colombo has been instructed by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to take up the issue of arrest with Sri Lankan authorities, the Spokesperson in the External Affairs Ministry said.
In her letter to Modi, Jayalalithaa cited the arrest of 82 fishermen by Lankan Navy yesterday in two separate incidents and said, "As an immediate measure, I request you to kindly ensure that India registers the strongest disapproval of the belligerent actions of the Sri Lankan Navy."