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Experts warn of climate change affecting fish catch

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Climate change is affecting fish catch in Pakistani waters as elsewhere in the world, as changes have been observed in the timing and duration of fishing seasons in the studies recently carried out in Jiwani, Keti Bunder and Kharo Chan districts."Changes in sea surface temperature may have both negative and positive impacts on fish population as predator and prey populations across species stand to be affected, including microbial zooplankton," said Ali Dehlavi,…Read More

Fishermen for better return on catch

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Criticising the government for not setting a minimum sale price in the country’s largest fisheries market The government, fishermen have asked the authorities to set a threshold price for seafood catch, primarily for the export-oriented sector, so that they could survive huge losses."Jaira shrimp is priced at Rs 750 per kg at the beginning of the new fishing season, which is unexpectedly lower for the financially weak fishermen," President of the Native Islanders…Read More

Mesh size approved for fish, shrimp catch

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article image Staff Report KHI: The Marine Fisheries Department has approved mesh size for fish and shrimp catch under the instructions of Food and UN Agriculture Organization (FAO)."After several experiments, the department approved 55 millimeters (mm) square mesh size for the catch of fish and 30mm square panel for the catch of shrimp," an official told the media here.Earlier, three experiments of 25mm, 30mm and 40mm mesh sizes had failed as there was zero escapement of juvenile fish from them,…Read More