Fishworkers Protest at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi. Fishworkers from several parts of the country gathered at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi to protest against the government's policies towards the fisherfolk in the coastal regions of India. They demanded a separate ministry for fishing and criticized the government for allowing the constructions of innumerable ports without looking into... Continue Reading →
A 'Boat March' from Mangalore to Thiruvananthapuram with a slogan "Protect Sea, Coast, Inland water bodies and Fish Resources" Dear friends, While the crisis of fisheries sector is increasing day by day, the sea and the coast are being removed from the traditional fishing community slowly. The coastal areas are being invaded by the forces... Continue Reading →
Urgent Press Release Gujarat fishworkers delegation meets the Prime Minister: Demand release of all Pakistani fishermen in Indian jails along with their boats New Delhi – 19th December 2013: Today, a ten member delegation of fishermen of Saurashtra, along with leaders of Pakistan India Peoples’ Forum for Peace & Democracy (PIPFPD), National Fishworkers’ Forum (NFF) and a... Continue Reading →
National Fishworkers' Forum delegation to meet Prime Minister - The New Indian Express.
101-hour satyagraha of fishworkers inaugurated The 101-hour Satyagraha of fishworkers under the aegis of Kerala Swathanthra Matsyathozhilali Federation was inaugurated by CPI state secretary Pannian Raveendran here on Monday (4 Nov, 2013). The agitation was organised demanding withdrawal of projects such as coastal mining, hydrofoil and coastal shipping as well as seeking renovation of wayside... Continue Reading →
Coastal belt witnessing an innovative fund collection By Arun Jayan | ENS - THIRUVANANTHAPURAM The state, which has seen many varieties of fund collection, including the ‘bucket collection’ of the Left parties, for different causes is witnessing another innovative process of fund collection on its coastal belts. It’s ‘Mathi’ and ‘Choora’ that are replacing money as... Continue Reading →
http://newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/Fishermen-greens-flay-seaplane-project/2013/05/31/article1613577.ece By Nidheesh J Villatt | ENS - KOCHI 31st May 2013 12:00 PM Kerala Fisheries Coordination Committee, local bodies and environmental groups have expressed serious concerns over the inauguration of the seaplane project in the state. V Dinakaran and V V Sasheendhran, chairman and general convener of the coordination committee said: “The government has betrayed... Continue Reading →
Fishing boats deny landing rights http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/fishing-boats-deny-landing-rights/article4777051.ece Protests by fisherfolk inside the waterdrome forced authorities to send back the inaugural seaplane flight without landing on Punnamada Lake on Sunday. The seaplane launched from Ashtamudi Lake on Sunday afternoon did not fly to Alappuzha because of the protest by members of the fisheries coordination committee who had... Continue Reading →