Tag: Marine

Serious concerns on exhausting marine resources

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During the review meeting of deep sea fishing problems, Sindh Environment Secretary Baqaullah Unar has expressed his profound concern for fast reducing marine resources. We have all the relevant laws in system need is the imposition of a letter and spirit,” Unar observed. The secretary underscored the need for improved coordination among all concerned departments. […]…Read More

Pakistan, India behind creating marine organism

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article image MONITORING REPORT ISB: Urban wastes dumped into the sea by India and Pakistan may be driving massive blooms of tiny marine organisms called phytoplankton in the northern Arabian Sea that could threaten catch from one of India’s major fisheries zones. A team of scientists from the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Goa, have warned that these organisms have an extraordinary ability to thrive in oxygen-deficient seawater and may pose a threat to fisheries in the region. The…Read More

Cleaner beaches must for greater protection to marine turtles

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Clean environment along sea shores and at islands is prerequisite to provide safe, secure and nesting place for the turtles especially during the ensuing breeding season as this species is increasingly endangered with the rising sea water pollution and amount of litter at the shore. There is a grave need to create awareness among the sea shore visitors to avoid dropping food wrappers, shopping bags or other waste items as it badly affects the water quality as well as…Read More

WWF, IFRO join h and s for marine resources conservation

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: World Wide Fund for Nature - Pakistan (WWF - Pakistan) and Iranian Fisheries Research Organisation (IFRO) have signed an agreement to jointly extend technical and institutional support for development and conservation of marine resources in eco-region of North Arabian Sea. "Agreement with the IFRO is aimed at managing marine resources efficiently and adopting standard practices," said an official of the Fund adding the IFRO is the lead agency for marine…Read More

Marine biodiversity in Pakistan

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article image By Saman AnsariWELL WE all know about terrestrial ecosystems but we still know little about marine ecosystems. Hence I thought it would be interesting to discuss something new today.So put on your goggles and get ready to dive in the cool, refreshing waters of our country.We will first swim in the inland water resources of Pakistan. Yup!You guessed it right! The inland water resources comprise of the Indus, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej rivers, all originating in Western Himalayas and then along…Read More