Reacting to the report filed recently in the Supreme Court by the Pune-based National Environmental Engineering Institute, the Aquaculture Foundation of India (AFI) has decided to file a counter petition in the Court before the case on banning the aquaculture industry in the country comes up for hearing on August 3. However, before that, 8 eminent scientists from fisheries institutes and research organisations will be asked to study the situation and prepare another report, which will focus on the economic potential and viability of aquaculture in India. M Saktivel, president, AFI, hopes that the report will convince the judge of the importance of retaining the aquaculture industry.
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