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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Bangladesh rescues 60 fishermen from pirates August 17, 2012   |  Source : AFP  | Copyright : 2012 AFP

Bangladesh authorities said Friday they had rescued at least 60 fishermen abducted last week by pirates in the Bay of Bengal, as naval and air forces crack down on criminal activity at sea. Coast guard Lieutenant Commander Shafiqul Alam told AFP the fi...

Spanish fishermen poised to resume activities in Gibraltar waters today by F Oliva August 16, 2012   |  Source : Gibraltar Chronicle  | Copyright : 2009 Gibraltar Chronicle The Independent Daily

Spanish commercial fishermen could be returning to local waters today after an eight month impasse caused by the Gibraltar government’s decision to abolish the 1999 Fishing Agreement at the beginning of the year. During this period, fishermen have n...

Sri Lankan navy detains 43 people on fishing boat heading illegally to Australia August 15, 2012   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2010 - 2012 Postmedia Network Inc.

Sri Lanka's navy says it has intercepted a fishing boat that was carrying 43 people illegally to Australia. The navy says patrol craft intercepted the trawler about 23 miles (37 kilometres) off Sri Lanka's western coast on Tuesday. The passengers — a...

Indian fishermen in Tamil Nadu to stage road, rail blockade on August 23 August 12, 2012   |  Source : PTI

Intensifying their protest, a group of fishermen today said they would stage road and rail roko on August 23 if the Sri Lankan government did not release five of their counterparts arrested by Sri Lankan Navy in November last year on charges of smuggling ...

Indonesia fishermen victimized by people-smuggling trade August 11, 2012   |  Source : Journal of Turkish Weekly (JTW)  | Copyright : International Strategic Research Organization

Fleeing troubled zones in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Sri Lanka, a wave of asylum seekers heading to Australia is fueling the people-smuggling business in Indonesia. While bilateral efforts to tackle the illegal trade are underway, critics say t...

Sri Lanka hands 37 Chinese fishermen to embassy by Ranga Sirilal August 07, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Thomson Reuters

Sri Lanka handed over 37 Chinese fishermen to their embassy on Tuesday, officials said, two days after the Sri Lankan navy arrested them for fishing without permission in the island nation's offshore waters. The fishermen were arrested aboard two trawl...

China urges Sri Lanka to release 37 detained fishermen August 06, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Thomson Reuters

China has called on Sri Lanka to release 37 Chinese fishermen detained by the Sri Lankan navy, China's Xinhua state news agency reported on Monday, in a case that could test increasingly close ties between Beijing and Colombo. Sri Lanka's navy arrested...

China condemns Russia for detaining fishermen July 19, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Chicago Tribune

China called an urgent meeting with Russia in Beijing on Thursday, condemning its coastguard days after it fired on Chinese fishing boats and detained dozens of fishermen who had entered its exclusive economic zone. A Russian coastguard vessel on Tuesd...

Chinese fishing vessels pull out anew from the Philippines' Panatag Shoal lagoon by ANDREO CALONZO July 08, 2012   |  Source : GMA News  | Copyright : GMA Network Inc.

First they’re in, and now they’re out. Chinese fishing vessels have left the lagoon of the disputed Panatag Shoal as of Friday morning, the Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Raul Hernandez said Sunday. The DFA spokesperson how...

Navies of India, Sri Lanka to get to bottom of fishermen issue by C. Jaishankar July 06, 2012   |  Source : The Hindu  | Copyright : 2012, The Hindu

The recent arrest of Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy and related incidents will figure at the bilateral International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) meeting of the navies of India and Sri Lanka to be held shortly, according to Inspector General Sat...

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