In the Arabian sea off the coast of Pakistan a fleet of Soviet trawlers have been operating for at least the past four months.
In the Arabian sea off the coast of Pakistan a fleet of Soviet trawlers have been operating for at least the past four months. These ships operate just outside the Pakistan territorial limits, and Pakistan claims their operations are damaging their local fishing industry, and the country's exports.
The Pakistan Government estimates that the Soviet trawlers have cut into local catches by as much as 80 percent, and cost the country 80 million rupees (3.1 million pounds) in depleted fish resources in the area.
SYNOPSIS: Off the coast of Pakistan in the Arabian sea, Soviet trawlers are carrying out their highly efficient fishing operation...The Pakistan Government says these ships are damaging their local fishing industry by cutting catches by as much as eighty percent. The Russian ships scoop up net-loads of shrimp as they move from deep to shallow waters during winter. The catch is then transferred to the large factory ship for processing and canning...Pakistan estimates they are losing 80 million rupees form fish resources by the Soviet operations.