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MoEW bans badah fishing in Abu Dhabi waters

posted on 28/03/2013: 2688 views


The Ministry of Environment and Water has banned the catching and selling of the Longtail Silver Biddy, known locally as badah, for two months as of April 1.

The ministry has also banned the use of certain types of fishing nets as a measure to protect popular species from overfishing. While the resolution banned local nets like sakar, it allowed the use of dafara nets only in regions that are three nautical miles away from islands and two nautical miles from the mainland, with a condition that net openings are at least 10cm.

The fishing and selling ban was meant to allow the fish species to reproduce during the period.

Violators will be subject to severe penalties under the federal law no 23 of 1999 concerning exploitation, conservation, and development of living aquatic resources. – Emirates News Agency, WAM

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