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Global meet on shark fisheries

July 23, 2019 11:51 pm | Updated 11:51 pm IST - KOCHI

Researchers and experts from across the globe and representatives from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations will attend a four-day panel discussion on the priorities in monitoring shark and ray fisheries, trade and market chain assessment at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) here from Wednesday.

Collaborative project

The meet is jointly organised by the CMFRI and the FAO under a collaborative research project of the two entities on sharks and rays non-fin commodities.

The meet, first of its kind in India, will set up a platform for researchers to share their experience in the field.

Panel discussion

The panel discussion aims to bring together scientific community in the spectrum to describe various methodologies being transpired and adopted in research works and to develop a set of common guidelines for all the shark fishing countries, said CMFRI director A. Gopalakrishnan.

Refining strategies

The meet will play a major role in refining strategies to promote sustainable fishing and trade on this vulnerable marine resource group, he added.

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