Fishing Sector Current Affairs, GK & News

New Entrants to Agreement on Port State Measures (PSMA)

Four African countries recently backed the Food and Agricultural Organziation’s (FAO) Agreement on Port State Measures (PSMA). With this, the number of signatories to the PSMA has risen to 100. What is PSMA? The Agreement on Port State Measures (PSMA) is the first internationally binding instrument that specifically aims to prevent and eliminate illegal, unreported ..

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Fishing and Aquaculture exempted from Lock Down

On April 11, 2020, the Ministry of Home Affairs, exempted fishing and aquaculture industries from Lock Down. Earlier, the agricultural activities were exempted. Highlights The operations such as harvesting, packaging, processing, cold chain, hatcheries, commercial aquaria, movement of shrimp have been exempted from lock down. However, these industries have been directed to follow hygiene practices ..

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Underwater ghost nets posing threat to marine ecosystem: Study

According to recent study, ghost nets (abandoned, lost or dumped fishing nets) have emerged as the greatest killers of the marine ecosystem off Kerala coast. These ghost notes may have long-term implications for marine life if no proper correctives are taken to deal with them. It may become major threat to the natural habitat and ..

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