Economic Analysis of Fisheries Sector of Sindh, Pakistan: Current Status and Future Potential
Muhammad Noman1, Yongtong Mu1*,Muhammad Mohsin1,Zainab Hamid2,Muhammad Talib Kalhoro1, Syed Babar Hussain Shah1
Citation :Yongtong Mu et.al., Economic Analysis of Fisheries Sector of Sindh, Pakistan: Current Status and Future PotentialInternational Journal of Innovative Studies in Aquatic Biology and Fisheries 2017,3(2) : 23-29.
Sindh is endowed with an immense variety of fisheries resources. It has a coastal belt of 352 km which holds 71% of fisheries resources of Pakistan. This study reveals that the contribution of this coastline is 66% of total marine capture fisheries production in Pakistan. However, a number of constraints such as mismanagement, lack of enforcement of environmental laws, overexploitation, degradation of marine fisheries resources, poor handling techniques, practice of traditional gears, pollution, ineffective marketing system and remoteness to market hinder the growth of fisheries sector in the region. The Government should take a keen interest in the sustainability of the fisheries sector. Emphasis should be given to boost fish production, increase in export earnings, strengthen the fisheries infrastructure, increase local consumption of fish, modification of fishing effort, wise utilization of untapped resources and especially, improving the socioeconomic state of the fishing communities.