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Fishermen to be fined for selling banned Al Badah fish in Abu Dhabi

1,100 fishmongers in UAE capital informed of ban

Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: Fishmongers at fish markets in Abu Dhabi will be fined, if they sell the banned Al Badah fish during April and May, a senior executive told Gulf News on Monday.

The fishmongers at the markets under Abu Dhabi Fishermen’s Cooperative Society have to strictly follow the ban issued by the ministry, said Ali Mohammad Al Mansoury, managing director of the Society.

He said about 1,100 fishermen across the emirate have about 1,500 fishing boats; all of them have been informed of the ban and they have to follow it.

“About 500 of them are society members who have about 700 fishing boats and they are in regular communication with us,” Al Mansoury said.

Fines will be imposed as per the cabinet resolution number 18 of 2012 on the violators, a senior official told Gulf News.

The Ministry of Environment and Water in coordination with Environmental Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD) and municipal authorities and CNIA (Critical National Infrastructure Authority) will impose the ban throughout emirate of Abu Dhabi, said Sultan Abdulla Bin Alwan, assistant undersecretary for Water Resources and Natural Conservation Ministry.