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To remove the apprehensions of local residents,Pakistan government announced that Gwadar residents would be regarded as “main stakeholders” in the city’s master plan, and that fishermen specifically would also be accommodated by the plan. The developer of Gwadar Port, COPHC, has also announced that it will assist Gwadar’s fishermen to help boost the region’s seafood industry by developing programs to improve the quality of local seafood.