The fishermen of Balochistan, officials of the fisheries department, law enforcement agencies and district administration agreed to form a joint patrolling team aimed to keep check on illegal trawlers and protect the marine life in Balochistan. It was agreed upon during a consultative meeting held at the Assistant Commissioner Hub office on Monday.
Assistant Commissioner Hub, Officials of the Balochistan Coast Guards, Police, Levis, fisheries and representatives of the fishermen of Gadani, a coastal belt of Balochistan attended the meeting. Anjuman-e- Mahirgeer Gadani told the meeting that the Gajah and Trawler Mafia were not only involved in making fishing community destitute by illegal fishing but also responsible for the genocide of marine life.
The Assistant Director Fisheries informed the participants that the department was short of the resources as the department’s patrolling boat had been non-functional for quite some time.