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THE ECONOMY - FISHING INDUSTRY

UAE lays device to boost marine life

Posted on 16/05/2001

For the first time in the UAE, Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) are being laid in the sea off the East Coast by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, as part of a unique scientific thrust to boost marine life and increase fishing standards. Qassim Barwani, marine research officer with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, who is spearheading the efforts and assisted by sailor Ismael Naseeb Malallah and retired Sharjah police officer Suleiman Saeed Al Naqvi in the FAD-dropping ...  >>MORE

Fisheries law goes into force May 1

Posted on 28/04/2001

Saeed Mohammed Al Ragabani, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, met today with heads of fishing regulatory committees as part of preparations to implement a federal legislation to protect and develop marine resources. Fisheries Law no 33 for 1999 comes into effect on May 1. '' Implementation of the law will help achieve sustainable development and safeguard fish stock. It will also prevent malpractices in the fishing sector,'' Ragabani said. The ministry, he added, had taken measures to ...  >>MORE

ASMAK project to come up in UAQ

Posted on 14/04/2001

The International Fish Farming Co., ASMAK, has secured an offshore concession from the Umm al Quwain Government for fish farming by constructing the largest commercial hatchery for fin fish in the region. An agreement to this effect will be signed shortly with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, an ASMAK official confirmed. The hatchery is expected to produce over 25 million finfish juveniles at low cost and will constitute a strategic reservoir for ASMAK, enhancing the production of ...  >>MORE

ASMAK posts net profit of Dh4.67m

Posted on 11/04/2001

International Fish Farming Co (Asmak) has announced a net profit of Dh4.67 million for 2000 compared to Dh112,000 in 1999, fuelled by interest income and local fisheries sales. The company is working closely with local authorities to complete the legal framework and the submission of a new single UAE application to the European Union to resume fish exports to the EU. First sales from the Kuwaiti joint venture are expected soon, and a large shrimp farming project in the Indian Ocean will be ...  >>MORE

UAE fish consumption double world average

Posted on 10/03/2001

UAE residents on average eat nearly twice as much fish as the world average, according to a new study. The Arab Organisation for Agricultural Development on Fish has found that the annual consumption of fish per person in the UAE is 33 kilos, while the average international consumption is 18 kilos, according to a report in the daily Gulf News. The study said that the total quantity of fish produced in the UAE in 1974 was a mere 64,000 tons. By 1994 this had risen to 108,600 tonnes and to ...  >>MORE

Fishing permits only for full-time fishermen: Official

Posted on 13/01/2001

THE Department of Fisheries at the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries will not renew fishing permits of boat owners who do not take it up as a full-time profession, said Obeid Jumaa Al Matrooshi, Deputy Under Secretary of the department. However, the department will renew the permits of those sailors who abide with Emiratisation, in spite of the fact that their ships are not sailing. Nevertheless, those ship owners will have to prove their authenticity with valid documents presented earlier ...  >>MORE

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