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Beach tragedy: fishermen stopped from going to sea

August 04, 2014 Sindh government authorities have stopped fishermen from going to the sea on Sunday due to rough sea. According to reports, all routes to Karachi's Clifton Beach and Do Darya have been sealed off. The Pakistan Coast Guard and police are stopping people from going near the Clifton Beach. Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF) spokesperson said fishermen were also being stopped from approaching the water even though Section 144 bans swimming but not fishing. There have been…

Weather advisory to fishermen

June 13, 2014 - BR Report In a special weather advisory, the Meteorological of Pakistan (PMD) said on Thursday that "The Tropical Cyclone 02A (Nanauk), located at Lat 18 N and Long. 64 E, about 680km south-south-west of Karachi, is likely to move further west-north-west ward (towards Oman Coast) with a speed of 10km/hr. The TC 02A is likely to further intensify into a Severe Tropical Cyclone in next 24 hours with a maximum sustained wind speed of 50-60 knots gusting up to 80 knots.…

FCS chief vows to protect fishermen’ living

June 01, 2014 The newly appointed chairman of Fishermen Co-operative Society , Dr Nisar Morai, vowed on Saturday to protect the poor fishermen's living, saying the present PPP government will expand its facilities to the seafaring community. Since taking over the FCS in January, he said his administration will always support the fishermen community to help increase opportunities for their living. He praised the Chief Minister of Sindh for issuing a notification to relax fishing ban in…

Fishermen, authorities meet today to help resolve issues

November 06, 2013 Fishermen are seeking government support to resolve their long-running issues and protection to their livelihood on seas and coastal areas of the province. In this regard, different fishermen associations are holding meetings with secretary Sindh Fisheries Department on Wednesday (today) at fish harbour. The first meeting is taking place between Pakistan Fisher folk Forum (PFF) with secretary Sindh Fisheries Department to discuss the problems of fishermen of Gizri…

POL price hike hits fishing activities

October 13, 2013 The soaring petroleum prices in the country have forced the fishermen to rely more on Iranian fuel to lower their rising cost of operation on sea. "The increasing fuel prices largely pulled down landing of fisheries products for high cost of catch with low returns," said President Sindh Trawlers Owners and Fishermen Association, Habibullah Khan Niazi on Saturday. Fishing activities also slumped at harbour with lowering catch size for dull operation, he said, adding…

Fishermen for clampdown on use of illegal nets

August 19, 2013 ANWAR KHAN The persistently falling seafood yield is set to pull down the country's already low fish and shrimp export as fishermen want the authorities to clamp down on use of illegal nets that may turn the sea into barren in coming years. The country seafood export fell by $2.314 million during the last fiscal year 2012-13 to $317.612 million, which the continuing low landing of quality fish and shrimp is believed to further push down in future unless the nets are…

Spain fishermen protest artificial reef in Gibraltar

August 19, 2013 Spanish fishermen protested against the creation of an artificial reef in the bay of Gibraltar on Sunday and claimed the territory's authorities were blocking their access to the waters in the latest focus of tensions between Spain and Britain. For just over an hour some 30 fishing boats circled where 70 3-tonne concrete blocks were dropped in July to form a reef that Spain said was not legal and prompted the government to ramp up border checks with the British overseas…

Gusty winds wreak havoc on fishing vessels

December 30, 2012 ANWAR KHAN Gusty winds wreaked havoc with fishing vessels as hundreds of fishermen were trapped in the middle of the sea, seafarers said on Saturday. "Hostile winds tore off across the sea and the fish harbour, trapping several boats deep sea while taking away six anchored boats off the shoreline two days back," fishermen told Business Recorder. The primary reason behind the losing destination for the seafarers, who were engaged in deep sea fishing, is lack of…

KFHA serves fresh notices on boat owners to vacate navigational channel

November 15, 2012 Karachi Fish Harbour Authority (KFHA) has served fresh notices to boat owners to drive their abandoned boats out of the harbour's navigational channel immediately or the authority will confiscate them, officials said on Wednesday. Officials said that the authority was about to vacate the channel to provide more space for the operational boats but the boat owners requested them to extend the date of its execution plan. "Now the authority has decided to remove…

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