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The announcement regarding the decree was made on the ministry’s official Twitter account.

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment – UAE has issued a Ministerial Decree No. 468 of 2019 concerning regulating the fishing of pelagic fish using encircling nets.

The decree allows fishers licensed by the Ministry & registered under the speed boats (Tarad) to use encircling nets to catch pelagic fish.

The announcement regarding the decree was made on the ministry’s official Twitter account.

According to a Khaleej Times report published on October 11, 2019, the decree allows fishermen registered with the Ministry and running speed boats (Tarad) to use encircling nets that meet its specifications to harvest pelagic fish between November 1 and April 30 of the following year.

Per the decree, permitted fishing nets must have a length of up to 1,100 metres and a width of 20 metres in the western coast and 28 metres in the east coast, so they do not touch the seabed.

The fishing net must have one end tied to the boat and the other end attached to a light. Floaters must be two metres apart and showing the number of the fishing boat and emirate code once every ten metres.

The decree also prohibits fishermen from dumping damaged nets and dead fish at sea or on the shore, obliging them to dispose of them appropriately in the designated sites.





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