Fishing department bans fishing in Gwadar for three days


KARACHI: The Department of Livestock and Fisheries of Sindh banned fishing from January 28 to January 30 in Gwadar, according to a notification issued Friday.

It has also been stated in the notice that fishermen are supposed to stay away from the deep sea during the stated time period. People who do not follow the instructions will be fined, according to the notice.

The ban has been placed due to an exhibition, which is being held at Karachi’s Expo Centre during the stated time period.

China Overseas Ports Holding Company (COPHC) and Gwadar Port Authority (GPA) are jointly organising the first ever international exhibition in Gwadar Free Zone on January 29-30, 2018. Meanwhile, Gwadar Free Zone (Phase-1) will also be inaugurated during the expo.

The expo is set to be a mega event in Balochistan’s history which would help the exhibitors and the participants to understand the real potential of Gwadar port.

Over 200 companies from both Pakistan and China in various sectors including trading, services, automotive, food processing, shipping, logistics and warehousing, light-end assembly and re-cycling, light manufacturing and assembly, value added industries, shipping lines, fish and seafood processing, logistics, warehousing and transportation, fruits and vegetable processing, import and export, transshipment and transit, minerals processing, garments and textile, medical consumables, marble, printing and packaging, light vehicles manufacturing, financial institutions, iron and steel, heavy metal scrap recycling, and oil and gas processing will participate in the exhibition.


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