Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Fishermen want SAARC-like body to settle rows

Indian fishermen has approached the Centre as well as neighbouring countries urging them to form an organization along the lines of SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation).

The National Association of Fishermen (NAF) handed letters to external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj as well as various embassies of the member nations: Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Bangladesh to establish independent body to look after the issues that traditional fishermen face mid-sea, and our people must find representation on it. Several disputes tend to crop up when fishermen stray into each other's waters.

Link: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Fishermen-want-SAARC-like-body-to-settle-rows/articleshow/45783532.cms

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