KARACHI - Finally, the National Fisheries Policy 2006 has reached its stakeholders, the people who fight for the rights of the fisher folk; but what lacks in the approach is the fact that it has shortcomings of its own. In this regards a consultative workshop was held on 'Fishing Rights, Sustainable Fishing Policy and Practices of Sindh.' The workshop was conducted by Sikandar Brohi. Sindh and Balochistan province that share a coastlines with a length of 1,050 km. Sindh alone harbours a coastline of 350 km and it is one of the largest hub for fishing. But the livelihoods are fast declining towards this occupation. The National Fisheries Policy 2006 has its shortcomings it fails to endorse Open Entry Policy by not acknowledging the Historical Livelihood Rights of Fisher folk community. Secondly, the fisher folk community has not been declared as a major stakeholder in the policy. Thirdly, the key motive of accelerating the exploitation of the fisheries resources. Fourthly, the policy has avoided the Deep-Sea Trawlers and finally gender issue in fisheries livelihoods has completely bee ignored in the policy. Key gaps in the Fishing Practices remain use of destructive nets, over and unsustainable fishing, overcrowded sea due to boats and trawlers, degradation of mangroves forests, commercialisation of the coastal land and no more involvement of women in fisheries livelihood. Concluding on a sadder note, that there is a decrease in overall fish catch, decrease in fish and shrimp species leading to reduced income and increase in the level of poverty, vicious cycle of poverty and resource degradation. The participants elucidated that the policy is only privatise the fisheries market, and to make it a commercial hot spot, it fail to promote and protect the rights of fisher folk community. Poverty elimination must be a key to ending the strong problems of fisher folks but poverty prevention must be tool taken in this regard. The policy fails to monitor the climatic changes that affect the delta region. There must be a baseline to demarcate the natural resources of the coastal areas and finally, the report must be critically examined because it was made in the Musharraf era, that did not represent the country on legitimate lines.