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  • Rain emergency for livestock, fisheries declared

    KARACHI: The Sindh livestock and fisheries ministry on Tuesday declared rain emergency in the wake of expected heavy rainfall across the province, cancelling official leaves with the instruction to make sure veterinary aid was available to animals, officials said...

    The officials said as the Meteorological Department had predicted heavy rainfall and thundershower with gusty winds in the coming days across the province, Provincial...

  • Fisheries sector facing fund shortage

    KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Livestock and Fisheries Jam Khan Shoro has said the federal government collects all the taxes on various exportable products, including aquatic products being exported from Sindh, but it does not allocate funds for development of fisheries sector...

    Due to lack of funds, the fisheries sector is yielding poor performance...

  • Fisheries bill

    THIS is apropos the news report ‘Fishermen reject fisheries draft bill’ (May 1)...

    The Fisheries Department has drafted ‘The Sindh Fisheries and Aquaculture Bill, 2015,’ which has been submitted to the law department for vetting...

  • Probe into kidnapping of fisheries official, release ‘under deal’ ordered

    THATTA: A grade-18 official of the fisheries department was kidnapped and held hostage for 15 hours before being released on Tuesday, allegedly under a deal between his kidnappers and Dhabeji police...

    There were different accounts of what had actually happened with the victim, Aslam Ansari, the deputy director in the fisheries department, who returned to Thatta after narrating his ordeal to officials at the Dhabeji police station in...

  • Fishermen reject fisheries draft bill

    KARACHI: Fishermen’s representatives at a progra­mme held on Thursday rejec­ted the proposed draft of the Sindh Fisheries and Aqua­cul­ture Bill, 2015 arguing that it would bring the controversial fishing contract sys­tem back to the provin­ce’s inland and marine wat­ers and deprive small fishermen of their livelihoods...

    They were speaking at a provincial dialogue on fisheries policy and fisheries related legislation in Sindh...

  • Govt urged to develop bait fisheries management plan

    KARACHI: Speakers at a workshop on Wednesday called upon the government to develop a broad-based bait fisheries management plan that they said was necessary to protect fish stocks, increase productivity and to realise the potential of this untapped fishery...

    The workshop titled “Bait Fisheries Practices and Management in Pakistan” was organised at a hotel by World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P)...

  • Fisheries sector being developed: Zehri

    QUETTA: The Balochistan government is paying special attention to development of the fisheries sector while keeping in view the importance of province’s coastal areas after completion of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)...

    The chief secretary called for submission of a feasibility report for development projects in Pasni...

  • No incentives for fisheries exporters

    KARACHI: Pakistan Fisheries Exporters Association Chairman Muslim Mohammadi has said the budget 2016-2017 has not provided any relief to fish processing and export industry...

    He said the government has given zero rating basis to sectors, like textiles, sports, leather and surgical goods, but ignored fisheries sector whose exports are declining due to weak prices in international market as well as drop in landing of fish...

  • Lack of political will plagues fisheries department

    KARACHI: If talking about a problem makes it go away, then the fisheries department certainly requires frequent gatherings where the multitude of problems it faces are debated on in detail and sustainable solutions brought to the table...

    And this was apparently the aim of the Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF), which organised an interactive dialogue on Monday to talk about the fisheries policies in Sindh and the amendments urgently...

  • Inland fisheries — losing business in season

    To shore up the inland fisheries, the Sindh fisheries department’s hatcheries in five districts are supplying fish seed to these lakes and selling it to private fish farms...

    Under the government licencing system, fishermen pay a nominal amount to the Sindh fisheries department...

  • Fisheries get attention; seafood exports rebound

    However, key issues undermining the fisheries development, need to be resolved to sustain export growth as well as meet growing domestic market requirements...

    These and other similar issues need well-integrated responses, both from the government as well as from the private sector, for ensuring development of fisheries sector to create jobs and promote protein food supplies in the country, as well as to give exports a big rise... ...

  • Cash-strapped fisheries authority faces crisis

    KARACHI: The government’s apathy towards the fisheries sector has plunged the Karachi Fisheries Harbour Authority (KFHA) into a serious financial crisis that may affect all kinds of harbour activities, including seafood exports worth millions of dollars...

    The FCS had not paid the KFHA a single penny since 2010 and currently owed Rs70m in ground rent, Rs30m in electricity charges, Rs55m in repair and maintenance expenditures, and...

  • Experts call for promoting ‘most neglected’ fisheries sector

    JAMSHORO: Speakers at a seminar on ‘Education and research on coastal fisheries management’ described fisheries as one of the most neglected subject and urged the authorities concerned to pay due attention to it...

    Fisheries experts, fishermen community representatives, leaders of the business community relating to fishing and livestock, teachers and students attended the seminar in a large number, says an SU press release...

  • How value-addition can help our fisheries sector

    The Marine Fisheries Department rightly fears that following the suspension of seafood exports to the United States after an inspection visit, other countries may follow suit...

    Virgo Fish and Agro Process, a local fish processing plant, will market the Hilsa products formulated by researchers at the Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) under a Department of Fisheries and World Fish project funded by the United States Agency for...

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