Dec 28, 2022
Today’s edition of our Current Affairs will comprise a discussion on What is Purse Seine Fishing. Read further to upgrade your UPSC CSE knowledge and also understand the topic’s relevance to the UPSC syllabus.
For Prelims: General issues on Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity, and Climate Change
Purse seine Fishing, India’s western coasts, pelagic shoaling fish, sardines, blue economy, Purse seine gear.
For Mains: GS Paper III- Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation
About Purse seine Fishing, Significance of Purse seine fishing, Concerns from the Purse seine fishing technique, Purse seine fishing in India: Stand of the States.
Recently the ongoing case in the Supreme Court on lifting the ban on purse seine fishing has been declared justified by the court by revealing the faultlines between small, marginal, and large fishers.
What is Purse seine fishing? Also, explain why purse seine fishing is banned in some Indian states. (10 Marks, 150 Words)
The scientific community argues that climatic conditions, including the El Nino phenomenon, are responsible for the declining catch of such fish in the last ten years.
‘Blue economy’ aims at optimal utilization of all sectors of the maritime domain, from living and non-living resources, tourism, and ocean energy towards the sustainable development of coastal areas.
The policy framework on India’s ‘blue economy’ is the recommendation of the National Accounting Framework for Blue Economy and Ocean Governance, Coastal Marine Spatial Planning and Tourism, marine and fisheries department, aquaculture and fish processing, manufacturing sectors, emerging industries, trade, technology, services and skill development, logistics, infrastructure and shipping, coastal and Deep-Sea Mining and offshore energy and security.
News Source: The Hindu
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