Panel moots action plan for fisheries development The Hindu Business Line dated 7th July 2017

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    Abstract

    To solve overcapacity in the fishing sector, a panel of experts has drafted a national-level plan for the sustainable development of marine fisheries, with a call for stopping registration of new fishing vessels in Indian waters. Aimed at implementing the Sustainable Development Goal-14 (SDG) of the United Nations in India, the experts, hailing from the marine fisheries, forests, environment, ocean development, industry, fisheries associations and coastal zone management sectors, also recommended a licencing scheme for fishing gear and boat building yards. The action plan was formulated at the national workshop on SDG-14 organised by the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute and WWF-India. Formation of marine parks, community reserves and no-take zones is one of the major recommendations in the action plan. It also includes a proposal to declare ecologically sensitive marine hotspots as Biodiversity Heritage Sites. In addition, a demand for imposing the Minimum Legal Size (MLS) restrictions on all the coastal States and UTs uniformly to avoid juvenile fishing has been included in the action plan. Presently, the MLS is notified only in Kerala.

    Item Type: Other
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Newspaper; News; CMFRI in Media
    Subjects: CMFRI News Clippings
    Divisions: Library & Documentation
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2017 07:22
    Last Modified: 15 Jul 2017 07:22
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/12006

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