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The Kolis, one of the oldest fishing communities of Mumbai, face an uncertain future
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The Kolis, one of the oldest fishing communities of Mumbai, face an uncertain future

There is no doubt that this is a critical time for the survival of the Koli fishing community. How it adapts to, and evolves from, both the macro and micro factors affecting it in the dramatically changing environment of today will determine its success going forward.

Indian Navy rescues five Kerala fishermen from sinking vessel off state's north coast; two of them sustain minor injuries
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Indian Navy rescues five Kerala fishermen from sinking vessel off state's north coast; two of them sustain minor injuries

The fishermen from Kerala remained afloat without any life saving devices from 6.30 am till they were rescued. They were unable to swim or to seek help from other boats.

In coastal Tamil Nadu, one man is helping fishing communities to save their land using mapping technology
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In coastal Tamil Nadu, one man is helping fishing communities to save their land using mapping technology

With help from local community leader Saravanan, fisherfolk are creating their own maps, thereby taking control of a tool that has always belonged to the powerful

Bengal's favourite fish, the hilsa, could soon be extinct as fishing trawlers flout laws
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Bengal's favourite fish, the hilsa, could soon be extinct as fishing trawlers flout laws

Trawler owners ignore the seasonal bans on Hilsa fishing, driving Bengal’s favourite fish to near-extinction in the Ganga.

Oh fish! Utah Division of Wildlife Resources uses a bizarre technique to restock its lakes
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Oh fish! Utah Division of Wildlife Resources uses a bizarre technique to restock its lakes

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources tweeted a video of an aircraft dropping fish including trouts into a lake in the US state.

300 endangered sea turtles found dead off southern Mexican coast; environment protection officials launch investigation
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300 endangered sea turtles found dead off southern Mexican coast; environment protection officials launch investigation

Mexico, which is home to six of the world’s seven species of sea turtles, has a permanent program to protect the reptiles, including criminal penalties for those who kill them.

Rohingya refugees find respite in Bangladesh's fishing industry; take up jobs in boats, yards
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Rohingya refugees find respite in Bangladesh's fishing industry; take up jobs in boats, yards

Rohingya Muslims driven out of Myanmar have found a way to survive in neighbouring Bangladesh — by taking up jobs in the fishing industry

Agriculture sector growth likely to be higher than CSO estimate of 2.1%, says ministry
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Agriculture sector growth likely to be higher than CSO estimate of 2.1%, says ministry

The agriculture sector is expected to grow higher than projected 2.1 percent growth by the Central Statistics Office for the current fiscal, following better Rabi crop prospects

Kerala's $65 billion Vizhinjam port: Fishermen, environmentalists rue loss of job, ecology
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Kerala's $65 billion Vizhinjam port: Fishermen, environmentalists rue loss of job, ecology

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

Somali pirates capture fishing boat, South Korea dispatches naval unit
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Somali pirates capture fishing boat, South Korea dispatches naval unit

South Korea's military dispatched a naval unit in waters off Somalia after pirates presumably hijacked a fishing vessel

MIT researchers create soft hydrogel robots that can catch live fish
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MIT researchers create soft hydrogel robots that can catch live fish

The robots are made entirely of hydrogel — a tough, rubbery, nearly transparent material that's composed mostly of water.

Chinese fishing boat capsizes off South Korea; 4 rescued, 5 missing
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Chinese fishing boat capsizes off South Korea; 4 rescued, 5 missing

South Korean divers were looking for at least five people believed to be trapped inside a Chinese fishing boat that capsized near a small southwestern island on Wednesday.

Kerala defy Centre's extended fishing ban, allows fishermen to operate till 15 June
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Kerala defy Centre's extended fishing ban, allows fishermen to operate till 15 June

Kerala went against the Centre's 61-day uniform fishing ban as it decided to allow fishermen in the state to continue operating till 15 June, the conventional date for the beginning of the mandatory annual proscription.

India's proposal to allow fishing in Sri Lankan waters rejected
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India's proposal to allow fishing in Sri Lankan waters rejected

The Sri Lankan government on Tuesday said it has refused to agree to a proposal from India to allow Indian fishermen to catch fish in Sri Lankan waters.

We have not allowed fishing in our waters for the Indians: Maithripala Sirisena
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We have not allowed fishing in our waters for the Indians: Maithripala Sirisena

Dismissing opposition's claim that his government has given fishing rights to Indians, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has said he has issued clear instructions to the navy to seize boats that violate the country's territorial waters.

Activist Medha Patkar flags off fishermen's boat rally
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Activist Medha Patkar flags off fishermen's boat rally

The rally, organised by various fish workers unions, urged the Centre to fulfil their long pending demands.

Thai fishermen make career switch to cash in on Rohingya trafficking
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Thai fishermen make career switch to cash in on Rohingya trafficking

In recent weeks, thousands of Rohingya, a mostly stateless people, have sailed across the Bay of Bengal to the west coast of Thailand, from where human-smugglers deliver them to neighbouring Malaysia

Hudhud aftermath: People dependent on fishing face uncertainty
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Hudhud aftermath: People dependent on fishing face uncertainty

Tens of thousands of people dependent on fishing and related activities in the port city devastated by cyclone Hudhud are staring at uncertainty as large number boats are either damaged or sunk.

Future of Malaysia's 'fish listener' uncertain
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Future of Malaysia's 'fish listener' uncertain

"After a while, it is as if you can see. Even though the fish is very far, you can sense it in that direction and you go there. Only when you get close, you can hear the fish clearly,"