Tag: fishing

Illegal fishing prohibited in Rawal Dam

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The district administration has prohibited illegal fishing in Rawal Dam and started surprise checking to discourage this trend. According to a representative of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Administration, Assistant Commissioner (Secretariat) Waqas Rashid, during checking at Rawal Dam, apprehended two poachers involved in illegal fishing in Rawal Dam. He also confiscated the fishing net and two motor boats on the spot. It may be mentioned that the district…Read More

Moot for tight check on illegal fishing nets used

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Piracy at sea, growing oil shipments and illegal fishing have imperilled the marine life, which need the government’s attention to protect the fast depleting ecology, marine experts said at a recently held workshop.The event was organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature - Pakistan (WWF-P) on Sustainable Marine Resources’ called for a "robust" management system to ensure conservation of marine resources against various threats.In his presentation, Technical…Read More

KFHA emerges unable to stem illegal fishing nets use

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The illegal use of non-prescribed nets for purposes in the sea will further rise in future as the Karachi Fish Harbour Authority (KFHA) has virtually scrapped its drive against this illegal activity, sources disclosed.According to the stakeholders of the fisheries sector, there have been no new directives from the KFHA asking the boat owners or fishermen to discard the use of illegal fishing nets.The authority had set a deadline of January 1, 2013 for fishermen and boat owners…Read More