Survey of marine mammals gets under way The Hindu dated 24th February 2021.

CMFRI, Library (2021) Survey of marine mammals gets under way The Hindu dated 24th February 2021. The Hindu.

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    The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (ICAR-CMFRI), the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) and the Fishery Survey of India (FSI) have jointly launched a research cruise for assessment of the marine mammal population of India’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ). “The research initiative assumes significance in the wake of emerging seafood trade-related challenges faced by the fishermen targeting high-value resources and the export market players of India. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USA, had issued import strictures of strict adherence to norms laid out in the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) of their country, stating that seafood exporting countries should not allow intentional killing of marine mammals in commercial fisheries. For exporting fish and fish products, the U.S. has given a five-year exemption period starting January 1, 2017, to nations for developing regulatory programmes by assessing marine mammal stocks, estimating by-catch, calculating by-catch limits, and reducing total by-catch,” according to a press release issued by the CMFRI.

    Item Type: Other
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Newspaper; News; CMFRI in Media; Marine mammal
    Subjects: CMFRI News Clippings
    Marine Mammals
    Divisions: Library and Documentation Centre
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2021 04:39
    Last Modified: 25 Feb 2021 04:39

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