Ministry set to harness deep sea fishing potential

The Ministry of Maritime Affairs is all set to harness the potential in deep sea fishing by providing access to cost effective and state of the art equipment to Pakistani fishermen.

Fisheries Development Commissioner Dr Safia Mushtaq gave a presentation to Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Ali Haider Zaidi on Vessel Monitoring Systems here on Saturday.

Vessel Monitoring Systems is an integral element of monitoring, control and surveillance programs at the national and international level.

Once installed, the fishermen, who are currently operating from coastal areas of the province of Sindh and Balochistan, will benefit the most.

Vessel Monitoring Systems will help in monitoring and regulating the fishing activities, which will result in an increase in the revenues of both the individual fishermen and the industry as a whole. As the first step in the modernization of industry, the said technology will open new avenues of development and sustainability in the fishing industry of Pakistan.

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