Abu Dhabi lifts ban on catch and sale of Badah fish

Ismail Sebugwaawo /Abu Dhabi Filed on March 31, 2021
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The policy directive aims to ensure the sustainability of food supply chains in domestic markets.

The UAE authorities have lifted the ban on catch and sale of the ‘Longtail Silver Biddy’ fish, locally known as ‘Badah’, in the Abu Dhabi emirate.

The relief comes into effect from Thursday (April 1) and will be in force till June 1.

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment in coordination with the Environment Agency --- Abu Dhabi (EAD) on Wednesday announced the lifting of the ban.

The policy directive aims to ensure the sustainability of food supply chains in domestic markets.

“Al Badah has commercial value. We’ve introduced several measures to replenish its dwindling supply and improve the sustainability of the species,” the EAD said in a statement.

“The implementation of these measures requires the cooperation of the authorities concerned in a bid to preserve the stock of the fish and encourage the sustainable use of fisheries and marine resources,” it added.


Ismail Sebugwaawo

A professional journalist originating from Kampala, Uganda, Ismail is a happy father with strong attachment to family and great values for humanity. He has practiced journalism in UAE for the past 13 years, covering the country's parliament (FNC) and crimes, including Abu Dhabi Police, public prosecution and courts. He also reports about important issues in education, public health and the environment, with a keen interest in human interest stories. When out of reporting duties, he serves the Ugandan community in Abu Dhabi as he wants to see his countrymen happy. Exercising and reading are part of his free time.

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