Purse Seine Fishing | UPSC Daily Current Affairs 2023

🔹Certain coastal states had imposed a ban on purse seine fishing. But the central government has criticized the move and said it is unjustified.

👉A purse seine is made of a long wall of netting framed with floating and leadline and having purse rings hanging from the lower edge of the gear, through which runs a purse line made from steel wire or rope which allows the pursing of the net.

👉Purse-seine fishing in open water is generally considered to be an efficient form of fishing.

👉It has no contact with the seabed and can have low levels of bycatch (accidental catch of unwanted species)

👉This mode of fishing has not resulted in any serious resource depletion so far, given the available evidence”.

👉Purse-Seine fishing is known to harm endangered species.

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