Articles tagged under: fishermen

Gujarat govt announces relief package for fishermen

December 07, 2021
Gujarat govt announces relief package for fishermen

Gandhinagar: The state government has declared a relief package of Rs 265 lakh for the fishermen of Amreli and Gir Somnath districts. The decision was made in the cabinet meeting held in the leadership of CM Bhupendra Patel today. The revenue minister Rajendra Trivedi informed that the relief package is declared as the heavy winds have caused damages in the coastal areas of Arabian sea at Amreli and Gir Somnath district. He informed that a total 29,716 boats including 17,557 small boats and ...Read More

Two Pakistani boats, 18 aboard apprehended off Gujarat coast

December 04, 2021
Two Pakistani boats, 18 aboard apprehended off Gujarat coast

Porbandar: India Coast Guard apprehended 02 Pakistani Fishing Boats and 18 crew present inside Indian waters off Gujarat coast on  3rd December 2021. Boats were being brought to Okha, informed Defense PRO on behalf of Indian Coast Guard. Coast Guard ship Arinjay did this job during patroling. The boats are identified as Al Noor Ul Subah and Al Abdul Salam. Both are from Karachi in Pakisan. Both were having 60 kg seashells. DeshGujarat Read More

At least 8 fishermen reportedly go missing off Gir Somnath Coast

December 02, 2021
At least 8 fishermen reportedly go missing off Gir Somnath Coast

Veraval: An incident of drowning of fishing boats and missing fishermen has been reported off Gir-Somnath coast of Saurashtra region of Gujarat due to unfavorable strong wind and current in sea. It is learnt that five fishermen swam to save their lives. They were rescued and taken to Nava Bandar coast. They were taken to medical care facility as they had suffered injuries. However 8 to 10 fishermen are still missing as per local fishermen. The boats involved are Gauri Nandan, Dhanvantari, Shiv P...Read More

Pakistan releases 20 Gujarat fishermen

November 15, 2021
Pakistan releases 20 Gujarat fishermen

Porbandar: Pakistan has released 20 Indian fishermen. All of them are from Gujarat. They have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in jail in Pakistan. Most of them were imprisoned after crossing over to Pakistani waters four years ago with some also leaving after five years. The deportees were presented with gift bags and a sum of Rs5,000 each by the Edhi Foundation, who were also responsible for transporting them to Lahore.They are expected to reach Lahore, by road, on Monday evening from where...Read More

Indian Coast Guard rescues fishermen from burning boat off Gujarat coast

November 07, 2021
Indian Coast Guard rescues fishermen from burning boat off Gujarat coast

Porbandar: Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Arush, whilst on patrol close to notional IMBL rescued 07 fishermen from burning boat ‘Kalash Raj’ on 07 November 2021 in coordination with other fishing boats in area. The boat reportedly caught fire due to fuel leakage from engine exhaust. ICGS Arush under the command of Commandant (JG) Ashwini Kumar, arrived with maximum speed at the scene of fire and quickly engaged in firefighting operations, however, due to rapid spread of fire, the boat could ...Read More

Gujarat fishing boat attacked by firing of Pakistan Marine Security Agency; One fisherman dies

November 07, 2021
Gujarat fishing boat attacked by firing of Pakistan Marine Security Agency; One fisherman dies

Porbandar: Pakistan Marine Security Agency (PMSA) opened fire at Indian fishermen who were in a Gujarat origin fishing boat namely Jalpari near International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) in Arabian Sea off Gujarat coast. One fisherman identified as Shridhar Ramesh Tambe who originally is from Maharashtra died in Pakistani firing. His dead body has been brought back to Okha in coastal Gujarat, confirmed Sunil Joshi, Superintendent of Police, Devbhoomi Dwarka district. An offence of murder ha...Read More

Pakistan Maritime Security Agency apprehends more Gujarat fishermen

October 11, 2021
Pakistan Maritime Security Agency apprehends more Gujarat fishermen

Porbandar: Pakistan Maritime Security Agency apprehended two Indian boats with around 12 fishermen aboard from near the International Maritime Border Line (IMBL) at evening on Saturday- 9th October. The Indian fishermen in two boats were fishing near IMBL late in the evening on Saturday. One boat of Porbandar had 6 fishermen and it is estimated that another boat also had six fishermen in it. The Pakistan Marine Security took away them to Karachi by threatening them with guns, it is learnt. ...Read More

509 Gujarat fishermen, 1141 fishing boats in Pakistan’s custody

September 27, 2021
509 Gujarat fishermen, 1141 fishing boats in Pakistan’s custody

Gandhinagar: At the ninth session of 14th Gujarat Legislative Assembly today, the Minister of Fisheries informed in reply to a question asked by an MLA stated that total 509 fishermen and 1141 fishing boats of the state are in custody of Pakistan at present. He informed that 244 fishermen and 1094 boats of the state have been in custody of Pakistan for over a year. The state government has sent 18 memorandums within the last 2 years including 8 in 2019-20 and 10 in 2020-21 with the informati...Read More

Indian Coast Guard apprehends Pakistani fishing boat

September 15, 2021
Indian Coast Guard apprehends Pakistani fishing boat

Okha: On the night of 14 September 2021, Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Rajratan’, while on surveillance mission apprehended a Pakistani boat named ‘Allah Pawawakal’ in Indian waters with 12 crew. The ICG Ship under the command of Commandant(JG) Gaurav Sharma, challenged and the boarding party of the Ship, despite rough and adverse weather conditions, was tasked to board the boat. The boat has now been brought to Okha for further joint investigation by appropriate agencies. It ...Read More

Subsidy on diesel to be paid directly in bank accounts

September 08, 2021
Subsidy on diesel to be paid directly in bank accounts

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Fisheries Department has decided to deposit the subsidy of diesel paid by the state government directly in the bank accounts of the fishermen in the state. Government of Gujarat pays a subsidy of Rs 200 crores every year to the fishermen as compensation in the prize of diesel. It is paid for around 10 thousand boats in the state. Total 100 percent concession from VAT (Value Added Tax) or the amount of subsidy on the quantity of diesel bought by the fishermen from the gov...Read More

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