Plenty of fish in the sea in Dubai

Sheri and safi fish return to Dubai markets as a fishing embargo placed on varieties during their breeding season is lifted
Sheri is back on the market.
Sheri is back on the market.

Sheri and Safi fish will return to Dubai markets today (May 1) after a two-month ban imposed by Dubai Municipality to protect these species during their breeding season.

The decree No. 501 of 2015 regulates fishing and marketing of these varieties of fish in their breeding season during the period from March 1 to April 30 of each year.

Dubai Municipality has been keen to implement the federal laws and regulations governing the exploitation of marine resources and prevent their depletion.


Dubai Municipality director general Hussain Nasser Lootah expressed his appreciation to the fishermen and vendors who observed the embargo period without any violations.

“This is an evidence of their keenness to preserve the emirate’s fish wealth and prevent its depletion. The objectives of the ban seemed clear to them and they were keen to implement the decision, not out of fear of violations, but in order to increase the stock of fish of these two species to benefit them after the embargo period,” said Lootah.


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