Illegal fishing: Show cause notice issued to Secretary Fisheries Balochistan

Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal takes notice of illegal fishing nets in coastal belt of the province

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Illegal fishing: Show cause notice issued to Secretary Fisheries Balochistan

Staff Reporter :

QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan has taken serious notice of illegal fishing nets in the maritime boundaries of the province. The CM has issued a show-cause notice to the Secretary Fisheries government of Balochistan, an official handout released by the CM secretariat said.

“Why the Fisheries department has failed to stop illegal fishing nets operating within the maritime boundaries of Balochistan”, Jam Kamal asked. If the department cannot find any solution then it can suggest taking any legal action in this regard, the CM stated.

“Illegal fishing nets causing damages to local fishermen”, Jam Kamal mentioned.

70 percent of peoples jobs are linked with fishing with Gwadar 

In Pakistan’s port city of Gwadar, over 70 percent of peoples’ jobs are linked with fishing. From grandfathers to grandsons, fishing is their profession and sole source of income.

Pakistan has almost 11,00 long coastline inhabited by fishermen living along with small and big cities of the country. Balochistan, Pakistan’s largest province in terms of the area has a 750km long coast at the Arabian sea.

CM assures solution of fishermen issues

Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan has also assured the solution of issues faced by fishermen in the coastal belt of the province. However, Zafar Baloch, the young fisherman argues that the rulers must go beyond words and take practical steps to address our problems.

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