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Pakistan: Govt denies presence of foreign fishing trawlers November 16,2021   |  Source: The Express Tribune

Responding to questions during the Question Hour, the minister said that the deep sea fishing policy had been announced after consultations with the stakeholders. He said the bottom trawling had been banned in Balochistan as it damaged the marine life and ecosystem. In response to another question, Zaidi said that the maritime ministry proposed amendments in consultation with the stakeholders as a major concern of local fishermen was regarding the issuance of deep-sea fishing licences to foreign entities and foreign joint ventures. This practice, he said, deprived the local fishermen of their livelihood in the past. Therefore, through the amendments in the said rules, no licence was being issued to the foreign vessels or foreign joint ventures.

 

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