Fishers flay decision on Marine

From the Hindu regarding the marines charged in the death of ADSGAF fishers:

The National Fishworkers’ Forum (NFF) and the Kerala Swathanthra Malsya Thozhilali Federation have come out strongly against the decision to send Massimiliano Latorre, one of two Italian marines involved in the killing of two fishers off the Kerala coast, to Italy for treatment.

In a joint statement here on Saturday, NFF secretary T. Peter and federation secretary Anto Elias termed the decision a challenge to the fishing community in India. By observing silence in court on the issue when there were sufficient treatment facilities in India, the Union and State governments had bowed to the dictates of the Italian government, they said.

Mr. Peter and Mr. Elias said the stand taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Oommen Chandy was a disgrace for the country and wondered whether the Italian marine would return after treatment. Fishers would stage a sit-in in front of the Secretariat on Tuesday.

Workshop to review Deep Sea Fishing Policy

CLICK: Invitation workshop critical review of deep sea fishing policy and shark conservation

The NFF, KSMTF and ADSGAF are  jointly organizing a one day workshop on “A Critical Review of Deep Sea Fishing Policy and Conservation of Sharks” on 16th September 2014 at Press Club, Trivandrum from 10.30 am to 3.30 pm.

The workshop is being organised with the aim of analysing the move of the Government of India to create offshore buffer zones, ban fishing of
certain species of sharks and rays, promoting foreign trawlers in India etc.

We cordially invite you for the workshop and give your valuable suggestions.

For Organizers
T.Peter- NFF,  Jackson Pollayil-KSMTF, V.Romanse-ADSGAF

For Details and to RSVP:
Mr. T.Peter
National Secretary
Tutors Lane, Statue, Trivandrum
Mob: 09744259831