Centre mulls giving modernised boats to fishermen: Natchiappan

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    Centre mulls giving modernised boats to fishermen: Natchiappan - The Hindu

    Updated: February 3, 2014 16:31 IST

    The Centre was examining the prospects of giving modernised boats and fishing equipment to Tamil Nadu fishermen to enable them go for deep sea fishing in the wake of alleged attacks on them by Sri Lankan Navy, Minister of State for Commerce and Industries Sudarsana Natchiappan said on Monday.

    “We are looking for presenting modernised boats and other equipment to fishermen so that they can go into deep sea for fishing. This will help to root out the problems faced by them”, he told reporters in Chennai.

    He said the modalities in this regard would be decided after discussions with fishermen.

    “After the announcement based on the talks (held in Chennai last month), we will hold a meeting with fishermen on how it can be taken forward”, he said.

    Representatives of India and Sri Lankan officials and fishermen’s associations participated in a meeting on January 27 here aimed to find a solution to the dispute over fishing in Palk Straits, which had seen Tamil Nadu fishermen frequently coming under alleged attacks and detentions by Lankan Navy frequently.

    Sri Lanka accuses Tamil Nadu fishermen of straying into their territorial waters, while the latter maintain they are only fishing in their traditional areas, especially around Katchatheevu, an islet ceded by India to Colombo in 1974.

    The two countries had decided to release over 400 fishermen in the custody of each other, prior to the meeting.
     
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    good move by the govt. High time our fishing boats are modernised as per western standards, not only for the fishermen from Tamil nadu but for the entire country's fishermen. By the way katchatheevu islands are administered by the govt of srilanka presently, so how are these islands traditional areas of tamil nadu fishermen ?
     
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    Yes its really a very good move by the Government , First news was about GPS system GAGAN starting in February which would benefit in aviation sector , is this system would be used in these fishing boats ?

    GPS-based navigation system from February | Deccan Chronicle
     
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