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Times of India 
MADURAI: Thirty two Indian fishermen from Kanyakumari district in Tamil Nadu and Kerala are feared to be detained at British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) of Diego Garcia. According to sources, two deep sea fishing vessels Al-Ameen and Mermaid with ... See more..
Times of India 
British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) authorities have slapped the fine of 5909 (approximately Rs 4.77 lakh in Indian currency) on 32 Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu and Kerala for violating their territorial waters. The fishermen will be set free ... See more..
Times of India 
British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) authorities had chartered the vessel from Singapore based Swire Pacific Offshore on a long-term contract since 2006 for conducting offshore island sovereignty patrol (OISP) of Chagos Islands, including Diego Garcia. See more..
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CoinWeek 
One of the places Green Turtles can be found nesting is on the beaches of the Chagos Islands and specifically Diego Garcia, which is part of the British Indian Ocean Territory. Between 400 and 800 of these majestic animals nest annually throughout theĀ ... See more..
The New Indian Express 
Tharoor said that Indian fishermen were also being arrested by Pakistan's Navy and recently, Indian fishermen were taken in custody in the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) of Diego Garcia, an archipelago of 55 islands in the Indian Ocean south of ... See more..
Normangee Star 
Tharoor said that Indian fishermen were also being arrested by Pakistan's Navy and recently, Indian fishermen were taken in custody in the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) of Diego Garcia, an archipelago of 55 islands in the Indian Ocean south of ... See more..
The New Indian Express 
The incident of 32 fishermen from Kerala being detained by the British Navy for crossing into the British Indian Ocean Territory of Diego Garcia last week has brought the problem to the fore once again. According to fishermen here, two fishing boatsĀ ... See more..
Telegraph.co.uk 
... 200, murdered two men who had been illegally fishing off the island. When the Indian coast guard tried to recover their bodies, islanders, who had somehow survived the ferocious 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, greeted the helicopter with a shower of arrows. See more..
Coin Update News 
The Government of the British Indian Ocean Territory has issued (July 27) a new coin highlighting the immense biodiversity of this region. From its indigenous land and airborne creatures to the extraordinary sea inhabitants, the British Indian Ocean ... See more..
Down To Earth Magazine (press release) (registration) (blog) 
The Chagos Archipelago is a British overseas territory located in the middle of the Indian Ocean, consisting of 55 islands distributed across six atolls, and covering an area the size of France. It certainly fulfils the remote criterion: the Maldives ... See more..
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