Pakistan fish, shrimp resources on the decline

STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistan is fast losing the fish resources as several species of fishes and shrimps have started disappearing especially along the country’s coasts, reveal fresh surveys conducted to assess the resources the country used to possess several year back."Pakistan’s fish stocks are depleting at a rate of 15 per cent a year. Local fishermen, and not the deep-sea fishing trawlers, are responsible for devastating fishery resources as they used nets of small mesh size, taking

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Mesh size approved for fish, shrimp catch

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,

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