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India begins regulating its fisheries

Updated : July 22, 2019 04:38 PM IST

In India, fishing has transformed over the decades from a small-scale artisanal practice into an increasingly industrialised sector and catches have grown apace.
The industry has largely gone unregulated and yields have slowed in the past decade, including an unexpected and disruptive crash in sardine catch.
In response, India’s coastal states and central government have begun to take measures to make fishing more sustainable. The latest, and potentially the most important move, is the creation of the first ministry for fisheries.
India begins regulating its fisheries
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