Many coastal communities around the world have to constantly.

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56 Indian fishermen detained in Iran since Oct 10 November 07, 2012   |  Source : PTI  | Copyright : PTI

Forty-six fishermen from Tamil Nadu and ten from Kerala have been detained since October 10 in Iran by the Coast Guard there for crossing into Iranian waters while fishing, a top representative of the South Asian Fishermen Fraternity said today. "Twent...

72 Indian fishermen held in Bangladesh for intrusion November 07, 2012   |  Source : The Daily Star  | Copyright : 2012 thedailystar.net

Members of the Bangladesh Navy arrested at least 72 Indian fishermen along with five fishing trawlers in the coastal areas here on Saturday night and early yesterday. According to Md Abul Kalam Azad, office in-charge of Sharankhola police station, a pa...

Asia's fishermen caught in escalating sea tensions by Cat Barton November 02, 2012   |  Source : AFP  | Copyright : 2012 MCIL Multimedia Sdn Bhd

When gun-toting Chinese guards spotted Tran Hien's unarmed wooden fishing boat in disputed waters, they seized his vessel, detained his crew and threw him in jail. For generations the Vietnamese islanders of Ly Son have braved typhoons and other danger...

22 Indian fishermen released by Qatar October 24, 2012   |  Source : PTI  | Copyright : NDTV Convergence Limited 2012

After spending nearly three weeks in jail in Qatar, 22 Indian fishermen, arrested off Qatar's coast on October 7 for crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line, were released on Wednesday, officials said. They said all the fishermen, employed wi...

22 Bahrain-based fishermen fined for illegally straying into Qatari waters by Sandeep Singh Grewal October 24, 2012   |  Source : GDN  | Copyright : 2012 Gulf Daily news

Twenty-two Bahrain-based fishermen have been fined a combined total of BD11,200 for illegally straying into Qatari territorial waters. The men have been held in Al Khor jail in Doha since October 6, when they travelled in seven different boats before t...

Israeli forces arrest 4 Gaza fishermen October 24, 2012   |  Source : Ma'an  | Copyright : Ma'an News Agency 2005 - 2012

Israeli forces arrested four Gaza fishermen on Monday and took them to an unknown destination, Gaza's ministry of agriculture said. Ramez Izzat Baker, Khamis Subhi Baker, Bayan Subhi Baker, and Omar Muhammad Baker were detained while fishing off the co...

Korea defends use of rubber bullets on Chinese fishermen October 23, 2012   |  Source : Chosun  | Copyright : 2009 Chosun.com

The Korean Coast Guard on Wednesday defended the use of rubber bullets after one illegal Chinese fisherman was killed during a raid. It said the man, identified as Jiang (44), was among Chinese fishermen who were brandishing knives and other weapons to st...

Israeli army opens fire at fishermen in Gaza by Saed Bannoura October 19, 2012   |  Source : IMEMC  | Copyright : 2001-2012 IMEMC News

Israeli soldiers attacked , Friday, several Palestinian fishing boats in As-Sudaniyy area and the coastal area west of Gaza City. Local sources said that the attack did not lead to damages or injuries, but the fishermen were forced back to the shore af...

S Korea urges China calm as fisherman dies October 18, 2012   |  Source : AAP

South Korea has called for a "calm response" from Beijing after a Chinese fisherman was killed by a rubber bullet during a South Korean coastguard operation. The foreign ministry also urged China to work harder to solve the "root cause" of illegal fish...

Ministers near deal for new environment funds October 18, 2012   |  Source : AFP  | Copyright : 2012 AFP

More than 80 environment ministers gathered in India on Thursday inched towards a global deal to increase the amount of cash set aside to protect the natural environment, delegates told AFP. Discussions ahead of the end Friday of the UN Convention on B...

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