Sindh govt lauded for con­ser­va­tion of marine re­sources

Pakistan Observer - - KARACHI CITY - STAFF RE­PORTER

KARACHI —The Sindh gov­ern­ment has is­sued a no­ti­fi­ca­tion un­der which a ban has been im­posed on catch­ing small sized marine and fresh­wa­ter fishes, berried (loaded with eggs) lob­sters, crab and fresh­wa­ter shrimp.

The amend­ments to the Sindh Fish­eries Or­di­nance, 1980 also aimed to im­posed ban on catch­ing some of the threat­ened, pro­tected and en­dan­gered species in­clud­ing saw­fishes, im­por­tant shark, rays and gui­tarfishes, dol­phins, whales and tur­tles.

In a press state­ment, WWF-Pak­istan con­grat­u­lated Chief Min­is­ter Sindh and other of­fi­cials for for proac­tively tak­ing in­ter­est in the leg­is­la­tion, which will help the con­ser­va­tion of marine re­sources, many of which are un­der se­ri­ous threat of over-ex­ploita­tion.

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