Fishing ban on Al Badh, Arab Biya and Safi fish

Abu Dhabi - An administrative decision has been issued, banning, fishing and marketing of Badh, Arab Biya and Safi fish in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi from early April 1 to May 31, 2010, according to the decision issued by His Highness Shaikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Western Region and Chairman of the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD).

By (WAM)

  • Follow us on
  • google-news
  • whatsapp
  • telegram

Published: Thu 22 Apr 2010, 7:05 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 10:55 AM

The decision is based on the results of statistical surveys conducted by the EAD in 2009 to assess status of fish reserve in the emirate and extent of exposure to over-fishing. They showed the total net of Badh, Biya and Safi fish amounted to about 217. 7 metric tonnes, equivalent to 0.04 percent of the total stock in the waters of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The studies on the biological reproduction of the three types showed that they reach reproduction peak period from April to May. Hence, the study recommended to ban fishing of these species during the peak period of reproduction.

More news from