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Tag: Fishermen

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Traditional Fishermen In Odisha’s Kendrapara On Brink Of Losing Livelihood

More than 2,000 fishermen of Aul Block in the district depend on Kharasrota and Brahmani rivers, considered the lifelines of the district, for sustenance.

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Protest Erupts Over Proposed Blue Flag Beach In Gopalpur, Fishermen Block Road

Berhampur: The local fishermen in Gopalpur hit streets on Wednesday and protested construction of the proposed Blue Flag Beach at Gopalpur in Ganjam district. As per reports, hundreds of fishermen sat on dharna on the Gopalpur main road demanding to stop the Blue Flag Beach construction on a particular area of the beach that the […]

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Odisha Fishermen Find Object Looking Like A Fish Made Of Fibre

Balasore: A group of fishermen in Odisha’s Balasore district found an object looking like a fish made of fibre in their nets while fishing in the sea on Thursday, police said. The fishermen of Kharasashapur village under Bahanaga block came across the object while fishing in the Bay of Bengal, the police said. According to […]

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Restored Chilika Lake In Odisha Benefitted Over 2 Lakh Fishermen, Reports IIT Madras

Chennai: The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) on Friday said its researchers undertook a major restoration project at the famous Chilika Lake – the largest brackish water body in Asia and the first Ramsar site of India – located in Odisha to help in tripling the population of the Irrawaddy dolphins while also benefitting […]

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Fishermen get new lease of life after de-silting of Paradip fishing harbour

Paradip: The fishermen community dependent for their livelihood on the Paradip fishing harbour have now got a new lease of life thanks to the completion of the much-awaited dredging of the anchorage. Chairman of Paradip Port Trust (PPT) Rinkesh Roy on Thursday informed that the fishing vessels docking at Paradip Integrated Fishery Harbour will now […]

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Olive Ridley Deaths: Odisha to introduce new turtle excluder devices

Bhubaneswar: Lakhs of Olive Ridley turtles embark on their journey for nesting along Odisha coast every year, little aware of the fate which awaits them. Thousands of them get killed after being stuck in fishing nets, but that is soon going to change, thanks to Turtle Excluder Devices (TED). The Departments of Forest & Environment […]

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Fani Aftermath: Fishermen in Chilika yet to get relief

Chilika: Damaged houses, grounded fishing boats and snapped fishing nets- all these describe the current scenario in villages close to Chilika Lake post the severe cyclonic storm Fani. Left with almost nothing, the severely affected fishermen are still waiting for relief materials even as 11 days have passed by. Amid tall claims of the State […]

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Op-Ed: Of Settlers and Their Fishing Woes

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Rivers, creeks and prawn enclosures dot the rural landscape as one moves beyond Rajnagar towards Talchua in Kendrapara district. A sizeable section of the local populace consists of Bengali settlers who are expert boat makers and fishermen. Long back when they decided to make this region their home they cleared the […]

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4 fishermen suffer critical injuries after explosion near Chilika lake

Puri: Four fishermen suffered critical injuries after an explosion took place on the banks of Chilika lake in Bhagabata sahi under Brahmagiri police limits in the district today. As per reports, the blast took place all of a sudden during construction work of boats. The injured persons have been identified as Abinash Behera, Abhiram Behera, […]

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Chilika fishermen threaten to launch disobedience stir

Puri: Fishermen under the aegis of Chilika Matsyajibee Sangha staged a mass demonstration today and threatened to launch disobedience stir alleging callousness of the administration. The association rued that despite repeated requests to the government to resolve the issues faced by the fishermen community; their demands are yet to be fulfilled. The fishermen alleged that […]

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Stranded Odisha fishermen rescued by Indian Coast Guard

Paradip: Fourteen fishermen stranded in the turbulent sea off Paradip shore were rescued by the Indian Coast Guard yesterday. According to sources, 14 fishermen in two boats had gone into the deep sea on September 20, 2018. But the onset of cyclone DAYE rendered it impossible for the fishermen to return. Thereafter their two boats […]

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Update: Boat capsize in Balasore: 1 dead, 3 still missing

Balasore: Body of one fisherman was found while three others are yet to be traced in the boat capsize incident that took place near Kirtania jetty in Balasore district today morning. The body of the deceased fishermen was recovered near Kankadapal under Baliapal block by the rescue team comprising personnel from the Fire Services department […]

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Odisha fishermen set to venture into sea as ban on fishing ends

Bhubaneswar: After a two-month-long ban, the fishermen in the State are gearing up to venture into deep sea and carry out fishing activities with their jetties and trawlers. Reportedly, the Central Government had imposed the restriction on April 15 last month till June 14 for all mechanised boats and trawlers to conserve fish stock during […]

4 fishermen rescued after boat capsizes in Chilika

Puri: Four fishermen, who were feared drowned after their boat capsized in Chilika lake late on Wednesday night, were rescued today. According to reports, the fishermen belonging to Kaudikhunti village under Kanas block had gone for fishing in the Chillika lake. At around 11 pm, Nor’wester rains started lashing following which the boat they were […]

Eight Tamil Nadu fishermen held by Sri Lankan Navy

Rameswaram: Eight fishermen from Tamil Nadu were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly fishing in their territorial waters off Thalaimannar coast today, the police said here today. According to information reaching here, the Sri Lankan Navy also seized the boat and have taken the fishermen to Thalaimannar district naval camp, they said. The […]

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Sagar Vani system to alert coastal community launched

New Delhi: Union Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday launched ‘Sagar Vani’ system to communicate and help the coastal community, especially fishermen, with advisories and warnings related to the safety at sea. The Integrated Information Dissemination System (IDS) ‘Sagar Vani’, a first in India, was launched as the Minister inaugurated […]

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Coast Guard rescues seven fishermen off Paradip coast

Paradip: After 4 days of floating in deep sea, seven fishermen along with a trawler were rescued by Coast Guard from deep sea off Paradip coast. The Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Sucheta Kriplani rescued all the stranded fishermen and their fishing boat Nirman-5 after spotting them at around 53 nautical miles deep in the […]

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10 fishermen held for sneaking into Marine Sanctuary

Kendrapara: In the latest crackdown on illegal sea fishing in Gahirmatha marine sanctuary, forest personnel have taken into custody ten sea-going fishermen on the charge of violating enforced ban on such activity. Two motorized boats used by the intruders for fishing along the prohibited sanctuary area were seized by the patrolling unit of the forest […]

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Estuarine crocodile hacked to death in Kendrapara

Kendrapara: A group of fishermen have allegedly hacked to death a 7-feet-long estuarine crocodile in the Bagapatia village under Mahakalpada police station jurisdiction of Odisha’s Kendrapara district. Forest officials spotted the carcass of the slain crocodile near a water body in the village yesterday. The carcass bore multiple injury marks and it was probably caught […]

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122 fishermen held for illegal fishing

Kendrapara: As many as 122 fishermen were arrested by Gahirmatha forest range officials for on charges of illegal fishing in the restricted areas of the marine sanctuary. According to reports, the forest officials also seized 14 boats and huge cache of fish from their possession. More details are awaited.

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Cyclone Vardha to trigger rainfall in coastal Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Rainfall is likely in some parts of south and north coastal districts of Odisha in the next 24 hours under the influence of Cyclone Vardha which intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm this morning, said the local Met officer in a release here today. According to the release, the cyclonic storm, formed over […]

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32 sea-going fishermen taken into custody

Kendrapara: Thirty-two fishermen were taken into custody by Forest Department personnel for carrying out unlawful fishing activity along the Gahirmatha marine sanctuary in Odisha. Four fishing trawlers were seized along the prohibited marine sanctuary area near unmanned Nasi Island by the patrolling unit engaged by the Forest Department, a forest official said. Prohibition on sea […]

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Heavy rains to lash north, south Odisha in next 24 hours

Bhubaneswar: The local Met office has predicted heavy rainfall in north and coastal Odisha in the next 24 hours. A Met release this afternoon said the low pressure area formed over north Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood yesterday has turned into a well marked low pressure area over northwest Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood at […]

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Low pressure moves to MP; heavy rains to lash interior Odisha in next 24 hrs

Bhubaneswar: Heavy rains will lash most parts of interior Odisha in the next 24 hours as the low pressure has moved to Madhya Pradesh, the local Met office said today. In a release this afternoon, the Met office has said the low pressure, which had centred over north Odisha and adjoining Jharkhand, has now moved […]

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Fresh low pressure formed; heavy rain across Odisha in next 24 hrs

Bhubaneswar: Heavy rainfall will lash most parts of coastal and north Odisha in the next 24 hours, the local Met office said in a release this afternoon. As per the release, yesterday’s low pressure area over northwest Bay of Bengal off north Odisha-West Bengal coast lay centred over north Chhattisgarh and its neighbourhood at about […]

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