Many coastal communities around the world have to constantly.

Deal with the problem of arrest and detention of fishworkers by States for unauthorized presence,

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Philippines fishermen face rap in dynamite fishing by Bong Garcia January 07, 2013   |  Source : Sun.Star  | Copyright : Sun.Star Publishing, Inc.

The police filed cases against four fishermen who were caught in the act of using dynamites while fishing off shore Zamboanga del Sur, a police official said. Charged for violation of Republic Act 8550 (The Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998) are Jart ...

Hurricane Sandy: US fishermen hope for disaster assistance in storm's wake by WAYNE PARRY January 06, 2013   |  Source : Huffington Post  | Copyright : 2013 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

While Superstorm Sandy did highly visible damage to homes, boardwalks and roads, it also walloped the Northeastern fishing industry, whose workers are hoping for a small piece of any future disaster assistance that Congress might approve. The storm did...

Japan releases Chinese caught illegally fishing December 31, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : 2013 Reuters

Chinese fishermen detained for illegal fishing in Japan's waters were released Monday after promising to pay a 4.28 million yen (30,588 pounds) fine, China's state news agency Xinhua said, citing the consulate general in Japan's southwestern city of Fukuo...

Sri Lanka Navy hands over Indian fishermen to Indian Coast Guard December 28, 2012   |  Source : Sunday Times

The 27 Tamil Nadu fishermen who were arrested while poaching in Lankan waters and released on bail were handed over to the Indian Coast Guard by Navy on Friday (28), Navy media said. The fishermen were repatriated along with their four fishing trawlers...

Sri Lankan navy arrests 27 Indian fishermen December 24, 2012   |  Source : PTI  | Copyright : 2012 The Indian Express Limited

The Sri Lankan Navy has arrested 27 Indian fishermen and seized their four trawlers after accusing them of fishing inside the country's maritime area. Navy spokesman Kosala Warnakulasuriya said that the Indians were arrested last night for "poaching in...

2 Italian marines accused of killing Indian fishermen fly home for Christmas December 22, 2012   |  Source : Xinhua  | Copyright : 2001-2012 Shanghai Daily Publishing House

Two Italian marines who were arrested 10 months ago for shooting dead two Indian fishermen flew home Saturday on reprieve for Christmas, reported Press Trust of India. The duo, Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone, left early Saturday morning on a...

Fishermen killing: Kerala HC allows Italian marines to go home for Christmas by A. Harikumar December 20, 2012   |  Source : Mail Today  | Copyright : 2012 Living Media India Limited

Kerala High Court on Thursday allowed the plea of two Italian marines Massimiliano Latore and Salvatore Girone , accused of killing Indian fishermen, to leave India to celebrate Christmas along with their family and friends in Italy . The request of ma...

Expanded limits do little to help Gaza's embattled fishermen by Ryan Rodrick Beiler December 16, 2012   |  Source : Alternative Information Center (AIC)  | Copyright : yournews 2012

For years, Gaza's fishermen have struggled under severe restrictions on their trade as the Israeli military enforced limits on the distance they could fish from the Mediterranean shoreline. The eight days of bombardment by the Israeli military in late Nov...

Fishermen killing: Italy's Defence Minister visits 2 marines facing trial, hopes for their early release by A. Harikumar December 16, 2012   |  Source : Mail Today  | Copyright : 2012 Living Media India Limited

Stepping up pressure on India for release of two Italian marines currently detained in the country on charges of killing two Indian fishermen, Italy 's Defence Minister Giampaolo Di Paolo, on Sunday expressed the wish that the marines be allowed to join t...

Israel violates Gaza ceasefire deal by threatening fishermen, farmers December 14, 2012   |  Source : The Electronic Intifada/IRIN  | Copyright : 2000-2011 electronicIntifada.net

When Jaber Abu Rjaila heard about the recent ceasefire agreement in Gaza, he rushed back to his farmland — for the first time in more than ten years. “We have been farmers for generations. It’s our life and I’m very glad that we are back here n...

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