Dead fishes wash ashore along Hamriya Port

Filed on November 13, 2011

DUBAI - A large number of dead fish of different varieties have washed ashore along the Al Hamriya Port in Dubai of late.

The locally known varieties like Al Qarfa, Al Dardaman and Al Jad washed ashore were spotted by inspectors of the Marine Environment and Wildlife Section, Environment Department of the Dubai Municipality, during a routine inspection visit they conducted on the coastal activities and facilities in the emirate.

The municipality warned fishermen and others against practices which are in conflict with the Federal Law No. 23 of 1999 regarding the exploitation, protection and development of live fauna in the UAE waters.

Such practices squander the fish stock and pose threat to food security, and are also regarded as an infringement on the rights of the other fishermen and the community, the municipality said.

The malpractices also cause the pollution of the environment and spread foul smell as a result of decomposed fish.

The municipality called on the fishermen to abide by the rules and instructions which are laid down to protect and serve the interest of the society, and preserve the environment, fisheries and the fishermen’s rights.

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