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Taiwan fishermen protest over crackdown on troubled industry

Taiwan fishermen protest over crackdown on troubled industry

Fishermen and their families took to the streets in Taiwan Tuesday against what they said was an unfair crackdown on the industry which has been accused of illegal practices and human rights abuses.

Local boatmen the heroes of flood rescues in Kerala

Local boatmen the heroes of flood rescues in Kerala

The worst floods in a century in Kerala have killed hundreds of people, left dozens missing and about a million sheltering in temporary camps.

Traditional welcome awaits returning Senyar fishermen

Traditional welcome awaits returning Senyar fishermen

The young contestants rose to the challenges, especially against the strong winds and the heavy rains that started to pour on the second day of their sea journey.

Rohingya stranded at sea rescued by Indonesian fishermen

Rohingya stranded at sea rescued by Indonesian fishermen

News of the rescue comes several days after the arrival in Malaysia of another boat carrying dozens of members of the persecuted minority from Myanmar.

Seven Qatar-based fishermen detained in Abu Dhabi

Seven Qatar-based fishermen detained in Abu Dhabi

Seven Qatar-based fishermen, all from the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, have been apprehended by the UAE coastguards, according to a statement from the South Asian Fishermen Fraternity (SAFF), received in Doha.

Cyclone Ockhi weakens, may not hit India's west coast

Cyclone Ockhi weakens, may not hit India's west coast

More than 1600 people had been shifted from low-lying areas in and around the city of Surat to safer places, NDTV news channel reported. Rescue and relief teams remained stationed along the coast.

Cyclone Ockhi heads towards India's western coast

Cyclone Ockhi heads towards India's western coast

Cyclone Ockhi, which battered parts of southern India and left at least 25 people dead, was expected to make landfall in the west of the country over the next 24 hours, the Meteorological Department said on Monday.

India cyclone toll rises to 24, fishermen still missing

India cyclone toll rises to 24, fishermen still missing

The cyclone brought high-speed winds and heavy rains to the Tamil Nadu and Kerala states on the mainland before moving towards the Lakshadweep archipelago off the south-west coast of India.

Intense summer heat hits fishing activities in Qatar

Intense summer heat hits fishing activities in Qatar

"It may take at least one more month before we return to our activities in full swing," an elder member of the country's expatriate fishermen community said.

Indonesia to free 690 Vietnamese fishermen

Indonesia to free 690 Vietnamese fishermen

Indonesian authorities will free 690 Vietnamese fishermen who were detained for illegal fishing, officials told dpa Thursday.

Wakrah Harbour renovation completed on schedule

Wakrah Harbour renovation completed on schedule

The Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar) has completed the renovation of the Al Wakrah Harbour within budget and on schedule, which will help meet the needs of fishermen and boat owners utilising the facility.

Pakistan arrests 100 Indians for illegal fishing

Pakistan arrests 100 Indians for illegal fishing

Pakistan has arrested at least 100 Indian fishermen for illegally fishing in its waters, officials said on Sunday. The Maritime Security Agency (MSA) made the arrests on Saturday night, and also impounded 19 wooden boats.