India needs to drastically reduce carbon emissions to combat climate change. Dr. J. Jayashankar, Head of Fisheries Resources Assessment Economics and Extension Department, presented a statement clarifying India's active stance in combating climate change at the global stage. The proposal was made at the first meeting of the Fisheries Management Subcommittee of the World Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) under the United Nations. Carbon emissions per kg of fish caught in Indian marine fisheries are 17.7 percent lower than the global average.
Maximizing the capacity of seaweed to sequester carbon gases is critical to mitigating the impacts of climate change. India also stated that improving natural habitats by strengthening seaweed cultivation and mangrove ecosystems would be very beneficial in this regard. India has requested FAO to provide skills training in several areas such as reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, appropriate fisheries management, defense strengthening and safety at sea in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors. India's position on marine fisheries was also presented on the platform. Fishermen in India are very conscious about biodiversity conservation. India also stated that the country's Wildlife Protection Act is an important factor in ensuring the protection of biodiversity in India.