National Centre for Maritime Policy Research (NCMPR) the Karachi segment of National Institute of Maritime Affairs (NIMA), Islamabad organized a seminar to mark the celebrations of World Fisheries Day 2019. The event was held on the 3rd of December 2019, at Baba Island Karachi.
The event was distinguish in a sense that it was the first time ever being held at the door-step of the fishermen's community not only to facilitate their maximum participation but also to acknowledge their services provided in this important sector of the national economy. Mr. Abdul Bari Pitafi Minister of Livestock and Fisheries, Sindh graced the event as the Chief Guest. The theme selected by NIMA/NCMPR for this year's celebration was "The Tales of the Fishermen".
NIMA/NCMPR also acknowledged the fishermen for their services and work in the fisheries sector. The selected distinguished fishermen were awarded with certificate of recognition for their remarkable input and support for this segment of the blue economy. Some eminent women who have excelled in education and are role models to the young generation were also presented shields to acknowledge their contribution to being a source of motivation for the girls in the fishermen community.
As the world Fisheries Day Seminar for the first time was being conducted at the Baba Island, special arrangements were made to take all the relevant stakeholders from concerned departments were taken to the island to see and observe the issues faced by the fishermen communities living there for developing a better understanding of the on ground situation. Through the seminar the work and means of the traditional fishermen...