Which committee was set up to review of deep-sea fishing Policy and Guidelines?
[B]Santhosh Anand committee
[C]Krishna Mohan committee
[D]Kirthi Parekh committee
The seven-member committee headed by Dr B. Meenakumari, Deputy Director General (Fisheries), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), was appointed to review India’s marine fishing policy and the existing guidelines for deep-sea fishing in the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The committee has submitted its report, but it is yet to be approved by the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries of the Ministry of Agriculture. One of the most controversial recommendations is the creation of a buffer zone between the near-shore and offshore regions (waters between 200 m and 500 m in depth) along the coast and to regulate fishing there “in order to augment resources in the near-shore areas as well as the deep-sea regions in the EEZ. Reference