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28 Iranian fishermen released from Oman jail February 09, 2013   |  Source : PressTV  | Copyright : 2012 Press TV

Twenty-eight Iranian fishermen who had been arrested by Oman’s Coast Guard for illegally entering the Arab country’s territorial waters have been released and are back in Iran. The fishermen were released as a result of serious follow-ups by the ...

Bahamaian fisherman guilty of smuggling immigrants into US by DANA SMITH February 08, 2013   |  Source : Tribune 242  | Copyright : 2013 Ellington

A Bahamian fisherman pleaded guilty in a United States court on charges of attempting to smuggle illegal migrants into the country after being offered $20,000 for the job. According to Florida court documents filed on Tuesday, 52-year-old Preston Russe...

Sri Lanka's Fisheries Dept. gets tough on Lankans, ignores Indians by Leon Berenger February 03, 2013   |  Source : Sunday Times  | Copyright : The Sundaytimes Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's Department of Fisheries has upped the rewards for those helping to detect illegal methods of fishing, but says it is helpless to intercept Indian trawlers continuing to poach unhindered in the country’s northern and north western territorial...

Indonesian police detain 37 fishermen for attacking trawler, HQ by Apriadi Gunawan January 26, 2013   |  Source : The Jakarta Post  | Copyright : PT. Bina Media Tenggara © 2012

The Langkat Police in Indonesia's North Sumatra officially detained 37 fishermen on Thursday as suspects in the torching of a fishing trawler and the vandalizing of Langkat Police headquarters. The suspects were currently detained at the North Sumatra ...

Pakistan to release Indian fishermen, peace activists express happiness by Bella Jaisinghani January 22, 2013   |  Source : TNN  | Copyright : 2013 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Mumbai-based activists who have been campaigning for peace between warring neighbours India and Pakistan have expressed happiness that Pakistan has decided to release all Indian fishermen soon. Writer-activist Jatin Desai said, " Rehman Malik, interior...

Pakistan to release all Indian fishermen as a goodwill gesture January 22, 2013   |  Source : Firstpost  | Copyright : 2012 Firstpost

All Indian fishermen being held in Pakistani jails will be released soon as a goodwill gesture, Interior Minister Rehman Malik announced today. Speaking to the media after attending a meeting convened by President Asif Ali Zardari in Karachi, Malik sai...

Indian fishermen oppose Kudankulam nuclear project January 21, 2013   |  Source : The Hindu  | Copyright : 2013 The Hindu

The National Fisworkers' Forum (NFF) of India on Sunday decided to observe Monday as the National Day of Protest against the commissioning of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project. A resolution adopted at the general body of the forum said that the commissi...

Big fish swallow small fishermen in Lake Victoria by Dann Okoth January 12, 2013   |  Source : The Standard

It is early morning when George picks his way to the beach to begin the day’s work — scouring Lake Victoria for fish. Like all the 35,000 fishermen who ply their trade in Africa’s largest fresh water lake, George is both a player and victim in an...

Iran arrests 10 Indian fishermen January 08, 2013   |  Source : AFP  | Copyright : 2006 - 2013 Copyright FRANCE 24

Iran has arrested 10 Indians after their vessels strayed into its territorial waters, a provincial official told the Fars news agency on Tuesday. "Ten Indian sailors on two fishing boats were arrested when they illegally crossed into our territorial wa...

Families of lost Egyptian fishermen storm Alexandria naval base January 08, 2013   |  Source : Ahram Online  | Copyright : 2010 Ahram Online

Relatives of the crew of the missing Egyptian fishing boat Zamzam stormed a naval base located in Alexandria's Abu Qir seaport on Tuesday, where they torched several buildings to protest alleged government failure to rescue their lost family members. "...

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