Dubai's Crown Prince issues resolution aimed at protecting aquatic resources

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A new regulatory body has been formed in Dubai as part of efforts to protect living aquatic resources.

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai's Crown Prince and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, has issued a resolution forming the ‘Regulatory Committee on Fishing of Living Aquatic Resources in Dubai’.

The Committee is tasked with monitoring violations that can cause the depletion of living aquatic resources in Dubai and regulating the fishing of these resources in order to ensure adequate availability of stocks for future generations. 

It will also combat overfishing and encourage sustainable fishing methods.

The Committee, which will be chaired by Ahmed Mohammed bin Thani, will operate as a permanent committee under The Executive Council of Dubai.

Its members will include representatives of the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, Dubai Police, Dubai Municipality, Dubai Customs, Dubai Maritime City Authority, Dubai Fishermen Cooperative Association, UAE Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Protection Authority, as well as two representatives of the fishermen community selected by the Chairman of the Committee.

Member organisations will nominate their representatives to the Committee.

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