Many coastal communities around the world have to constantly.

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Indian fishermen do cross International Maritime Boundary Line with Sri Lanka, says Coast Guard officer by D. J. Walter Scott December 14, 2012   |  Source : The Hindu  | Copyright : 2012, The Hindu

Commanding Officer H.H. More, Coast Guard Station Mandapam, in the south Indian State of Tamil Nadu, has blamed fishermen for crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and getting caught by the Sri Lankan Navy for poaching in Sri Lankan wat...

24 Chinese fishermen appear in court after clash with S.Korean coast guard by Hao Zhou December 11, 2012   |  Source : Global Times  | Copyright : 2012 by The Global Times

A group of 24 Chinese fishermen who allegedly engaged in illegal fishing in South Korean waters and resisted a South Korean Coast Guard inspection appeared in court on Monday. The clash occurred in waters near the South Korean port city of Incheon on N...

Demands for more arrests of illegal French fishermen in Antigua & Barbuda by Rory Butler December 04, 2012   |  Source : Antigua Observer  | Copyright : 2012 Observer Publications Limited

A former president of the Fishermen’s Co-operative wants more arrests after three French anglers were caught over the weekend for illegally fishing in Antigua & Barbuda’s waters. “It’s about time we have more capturing of French fishermen in ou...

Throwing Gaza's fishermen a lifeline by Abeer Ayyoub December 03, 2012   |  Source : Haaretz  | Copyright : Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd.

Sardines, shrimps, guitarfish and crabs were on display throughout the crowded fish market overlooking the Gaza seaport. "Local and fresh," a man hollered, before being interrupted by a customer asking about shrimp. Mushtaq Zidan, a fisherman and trade...

Israeli forces arrest 14 fishermen, confiscate 3 fishing boats December 02, 2012   |  Source : IMEMC  | Copyright : 2001-2012 IMEMC News

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) repeats its condemnation of Israel’s violations against Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip. PCHR is concerned over the escalation of Israeli attacks directed against fishermen since the Israeli offensi...

PCHR statement on ongoing attacks against Palestinian fishermen in Gaza November 29, 2012   |  Source : IMEMC  | Copyright : 2001-2012 IMEMC News

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns Israel's violations against Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip, which continue in spite of the Israeli authorities' announcement of allowing the fishermen to fish up to 6 nautical miles off the ...

21 North Sumatra fishermen reportedly arrested by Malaysian authorities by Apriadi Gunawan November 24, 2012   |  Source : The Jakarta Post  | Copyright : PT. Bina Media Tenggara © 2012

Twenty-one traditional fishermen from Langkat and Deli Serdang regencies in Indonesia's North Sumatra, have reportedly been arrested by Malaysian authorities for illegally fishing on the wrong side of the Indonesian-Malaysian sea border. The fishermen ...

Small-scale fishermen in Philippines Visayas urge authorities to lift ban by Dennis Carcamo November 20, 2012   |  Source : Philstar  | Copyright : 2012. Philstar

Visayas-based small fisherfolk groups on Tuesday asked the Philippines Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to lift the fish ban in the Visayan Sea, saying it is hurting the livelihood of small-scale fishermen. The group, including Pamalaka...

Pakistan authorities arrest 12 Indian fishermen November 18, 2012   |  Source : PTI  | Copyright : 2012 PTI

Pakistani authorities have arrested 12 Indian fishermen and seized two boats on charges of illegally entering the country's waters, taking the total number of fishermen arrested since last month to 78. The Maritime Security Agency arrested the 12 fishe...

15 Indian fishermen released from Pakistan jail November 12, 2012   |  Source : PTI  | Copyright : 2012 Diligent Media Corporation Ltd.

Fifteen Indian fishermen were freed from the district Malir jail in Karachi on Sunday by Pakistan as a goodwill gesture and will be repatriated to India via the Wagah border on Monday on the eve of Diwali. The fishermen were released from the jail on S...

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