DUBAI // A decree prohibiting the catching and selling of rabbitfish and emperor fish during their breeding season from March 1 to April 30 has been issued.
The Ministry of Environment and Water’s Mariam Mohammed Saeed Hareb said that fish stocks are facing challenges, such as overfishing and exploitation, which are leading to a severe decline in resources and a deficit in natural fish production.
“This has prompted the ministry to issue the resolution aimed at protecting and promoting sustainable fish resources for the next generations,” she said.
“Protecting rabbitfish and emperor fish, in particular, highlights their economic importance in the midst of challenges facing local production due to fishing activities even during their breeding season.”
Source: uae news