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India asks Sri Lanka to release fishermen, fishing boats from custody at fifth JWG meet
India

India asks Sri Lanka to release fishermen, fishing boats from custody at fifth JWG meet

India at the meet said that it was always committed to work constructively with Sri Lanka towards resolution of issues related to fishermen and their livelihoods in a humane manner

Why Indian fishermen are often caught fishing in Sri Lanka’s troubled waters
India

Why Indian fishermen are often caught fishing in Sri Lanka’s troubled waters

Indian fishermen are often captured by Sri Lanka for crossing maritime boundary between two nations and particularly crossing into Kachchatheevu island

20 Indian fishermen released from Pakistan jail transported to Wagah border for handover, says official
World

20 Indian fishermen released from Pakistan jail transported to Wagah border for handover, says official

Landhi jail Superintendent Irshad Shah said the fishermen, mostly belonging to Gujarat, were released as a goodwill gesture after the Indian authorities confirmed their nationalities

Chennai rains: Depression over Bay of Bengal likely to weaken into low pressure by tomorrow morning, says IMD
India

Chennai rains: Depression over Bay of Bengal likely to weaken into low pressure by tomorrow morning, says IMD

The red alert for Chennai, indicating extremely heavy rainfall, has been withdrawn after the depression over Bay of Bengal crossed north Tamil Nadu coast, the IMD said

Cyclone Shaheen toll in Oman rises to 14; two bodies of fishermen found in Iran
World

Cyclone Shaheen toll in Oman rises to 14; two bodies of fishermen found in Iran

Shaheen made landfall Sunday with winds reaching up to 150 kph (93 mph). The storm quickly lost power and was downgraded, but it caused flooding and damage across Oman

Seagrass meadows provide essential services for marine life, need to be protected say experts
science

Seagrass meadows provide essential services for marine life, need to be protected say experts

A wide range of animals depend on them, including tiny invertebrates that are a food source to fish prized by small-scale, artisanal fishing operations.

World Oceans Day 2021: Good enough might be the best long term option to protect our ocean
science

World Oceans Day 2021: Good enough might be the best long term option to protect our ocean

Often, “protection” amounts to nothing more than lines on maps in government offices while fishing continues unabated in the water.

Cyclone Tauktae: Gujarat announces Rs 105 crore relief package for fisherfolk
India

Cyclone Tauktae: Gujarat announces Rs 105 crore relief package for fisherfolk

The cyclone caused major damage to anchored boats, fishing nets, trawlers and marine infrastructure at various places, a government press release noted

Burdened by debt and loss of livelihood, fisherfolk in Maharashtra's Palghar struggle to stay afloat
India

Burdened by debt and loss of livelihood, fisherfolk in Maharashtra's Palghar struggle to stay afloat

Satpati – one of the largest fishing villages in Maharashtra. It is located on the west coast about 80 kilometers north of Mumbai in the tribal district of Palghar. The fishers in Satpati, who belong to the Koli community, fish in Maharashtra’s waters.

Earth Day: There are no fish in the ocean — Declining catch worries fishermen in southern Karnataka
India

Earth Day: There are no fish in the ocean — Declining catch worries fishermen in southern Karnataka

Climate change, unsustainable and unregulated fishing methods have both been blamed for this decline.

Sri Lanka Navy arrests 13 Tamil Nadu fishermen near island nation's coast; authorities lodge them in Jaffna's Kangesanthurai
India

Sri Lanka Navy arrests 13 Tamil Nadu fishermen near island nation's coast; authorities lodge them in Jaffna's Kangesanthurai

Thirteen fishermen from Pudukottai district of Tamil Nadu, fishing at Nedunthivu near a coast in Sri Lanka, were arrested by the navy of the island nation on Saturday

Indian Coast Guard, with help of seven merchant vessels, rescues 264 fishermen from Arabian Sea; survivors being given food, first aid
India

Indian Coast Guard, with help of seven merchant vessels, rescues 264 fishermen from Arabian Sea; survivors being given food, first aid

Distress call was received on 3 December and a total of seven Merchant Vessels transiting through area responded to Coast Guard Maritime Rescue Centre

Kisan Credit Cards given to only 8,400 fishermen so far, efforts underway to reach out to more people: Govt
Business

Kisan Credit Cards given to only 8,400 fishermen so far, efforts underway to reach out to more people: Govt

However, not many cards could be distributed to fishermen due to lack of awareness and delay in issuing RBI guidelines for implementation of this facility, sources said.

Cyclone Maha likely to weaken into depression, light to moderate showers expected in parts of Maharashtra today, says IMD
India

Cyclone Maha likely to weaken into depression, light to moderate showers expected in parts of Maharashtra today, says IMD

In a bulletin released late on Wednesday night, the weather department said cyclone 'Maha' had moved east-northeastwards with a speed of 21 kmph and lay centred over east-central and adjoining northeast the Arabian Sea, about 250 km southwest of Porbandar in Gujarat and 290 km west-southwest of Diu.

Cyclone Maha: Schools, colleges in Maharashtra's Palghar to remain shut for three days as precautionary measure; villages near coast on high alert
India

Cyclone Maha: Schools, colleges in Maharashtra's Palghar to remain shut for three days as precautionary measure; villages near coast on high alert

According to the Met department, parts of the coastal Konkan, central Maharashtra and Marthawada are likely to receive rains due to severe cyclonic storm 'Maha' which is expected to make landfall on the Gujarat coast on 7 November.

Cyclone Maha to cause rainfall in Maharashtra, Goa before making landfall in Gujarat tomorrow; system likely to weaken to 'storm'
India

Cyclone Maha to cause rainfall in Maharashtra, Goa before making landfall in Gujarat tomorrow; system likely to weaken to 'storm'

Severe cyclonic storm 'Maha' is expected to make landfall on the Gujarat coast near the Union Territory of Diu on Thursday, which will result in rainfall in parts of Maharashtra and Goa over the next two days.

Cyclone Maha: Several districts of Gujarat, Maharashtra to receive rain for next two days, predicts IMD; advises fishermen not to venture into sea
India

Cyclone Maha: Several districts of Gujarat, Maharashtra to receive rain for next two days, predicts IMD; advises fishermen not to venture into sea

Apart from these areas, some isolated places over Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Kerala and Mahe are also likely to receive heavy rainfall on Tuesday

Wildlife Week 2019: Maharashtra's humpback dolphins locked in battle for safe habitats and food security
India

Wildlife Week 2019: Maharashtra's humpback dolphins locked in battle for safe habitats and food security

Studying human-animal interaction will allow us to understand this relationship and help in conservation efforts.

INCOIS: India's lesser-known rockstar in monitoring oceans, forecasting disasters and monitoring fisheries
India

INCOIS: India's lesser-known rockstar in monitoring oceans, forecasting disasters and monitoring fisheries

A stellar example of the value INCOIS provides can be seen in the impact of forecasts on fish catch & its monetary value.

Pakistan releases another 100 Indian fishermen as goodwill gesture; more to return home by end of April
Politics

Pakistan releases another 100 Indian fishermen as goodwill gesture; more to return home by end of April

A group of 100 Indian fishermen Monday crossed over to the Indian side through Attari-Wagah border after the Pakistan government released them from jail as a goodwill gesture