Experts call for enforcing maritime law for blue economic revolution
Policy experts and marine scientists at a webinar titled The Ocean: Life, Livelihood and Sustainability – Opportunities and Challenges for Pakistan, expressed how important development of human and natural resources in the maritime sector was for a blue economic revolution in Pakistan.
The Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) is set to to take the lead in enforcing environmental laws. They aim to create synergies among the environmental protection agencies of Sindh and Balochistan and the local governments of the coastal districts of both the provinces.
Other things discussed in the webinar included how developing aquaculture was critical in enhancing the livelihood, means and skills of the fisher-folk coastal communities of Pakistan.
Leading professors of local universities contributed by stating how research done at their universities can help develop aquaculture for algae, sea grasses and several other valuable biological organisms in coastal villages. Concluding that such developments have economical, medicinal and environmental importance.
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