The annual fishing and trade ban on sharks, Arabian safi (emperor), and sheri (rabbitfish) will come into effect again this year from Sunday (March 1, 2020), coinciding with the spawning season of the fish.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi ventured into the sea off Kerala coasts along with fishermen on a country boat on Wednesday and returned with little catch but huge political mileage for his party ahead of elections.
Five people were injured in the incident, which caused a fire on board, the Interfax news agency cited the service as saying. It is the fourth such incident in recent weeks. Last week Russia detained three North Korean vessels and more than 200 crew.
India is set to trial the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the fishing sector in an unusual move ahead of new marine fuel standards that start next year.
One fisherman was killed and 11 others reported missing after their boat caught fire off South Korea's southern coast, authorities said on Tuesday.
The captain of the cargo ship Vienna Wood, which is registered in Hong Kong, called for help "a few hours later" and the vessel was being escorted to land by the Philippine Coast Guard, said agency spokesman Commodore Armando Balilo.
Indonesia's search and rescue agency said the motorboat sank on Thursday after being hit by strong waves in the Sunda strait. "Six were rescued alive on Friday and we continue searching for the 10 people still missing today," Indonesia's search and rescue agency spokesman Muhammad Yusuf Latif told AFP on Saturday.
A patrol of the Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Protection Authority (CICIPA) located at 12:00 on Monday a number of fishing boats entering the territorial waters of the UAE Northwestern of Sir Bu Nair Island.
"A team of 26 workers including 6 supervisors representing all the parties involved in the operation participated in the recovery process of the abandoned floating restaurant in the Riqqat Al Buteen area," he added.
Two bodies in the water were recovered by helicopter on Monday morning, and another two were recovered by search vessels, police said. The five rescued people were admitted to Kaitaia Hospital in stable condition and were later discharged.