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A catalyst to blue growth in Pakistan

A catalyst to blue growth in Pakistan

Pakistan instead of being the maritime nation unable to effectively exploit the sea and its resources. Decades of neglect have hampered the development of the maritime sector, which in turn has hurt both economic and blue growth along with the …

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Disturbance in natural longshore drift currents

Disturbance in natural longshore drift currents

Longshore sediment transport is important on most of the coastline; the direction of the longshore sediments may be manifested from natural features and by the accumulation of sediment behind obstacles such as harbors, breakwalls and groynes. Interference with the natural …

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Maritime security: threats and challenges

Maritime security: threats and challenges

Pakistan has a strategic stake in peaceful navigation and security of Indian Ocean region. Our interests emanate from our coastline that is over 1000 kilometers long, an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of around 300,000 square kilometers, the Karachi port and …

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Social license to operate in blue economy

Social license to operate in blue economy

Over the past decade the blue economy has become a widespread buzz word. Though it refers to the control of the earth’s oceans and marine life, however, it has different and conflicting meaning for different people; hence have blurred definitions …

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Falling seafood exports; policy overhaul needed

Falling seafood exports; policy overhaul needed

Researchers revealed that Pakistani fish exporters are getting relatively lower prices of their seafood exported because they exported 90 percent un-processed and frozen fish. Therefore, urgent attempts are required for operationalizing the fish processing plants in the country. Present statistics …

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Senegal is cracking down on plastic waste

Senegal is cracking down on plastic waste

Tired of seeing Senegal’s seascapes spoiled by ever-growing mounds of cheap plastic bags, authorities plan to crack down on polluters by imposing fines and further restricting plastic use. The West African country, whose beaches on the Atlantic attract tourists from …

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