Sharjah Ruler directs Kalba fishermen to supply city’s market
February 06, 2024 / 7:57 PM
His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah
Sharjah 24: His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, stressed the need for all fishermen in the city of Kalba to commit to the daily supply of fish - caught from the city - to the Kalba market and not to sell them outside the city.
His Highness also directed the Amiri Diwan to pay the costs of treating a female citizen at the University Hospital, and to refund all treatment costs that were previously paid to her mother.
This came in a telephone call on the “Direct Line” programme, which is broadcast on Sharjah Broadcasting Authority, with the Mohammed Hassan Khalaf, Director General of the Sharjah Broadcasting Authority.
His Highness stated that fishermen in the city of Kalba are absolutely obligated to make daily supplies to the Kalba market, especially after the Jubail market in the city was built according to the highest and most modern standards.
His Highness added that the market is witnessing a great demand from the people of the region, who are more deserving of these fish that are caught in their city, knowing that anyone who violates this order will not be able to fish, and all fishermen have adhered to this order except for the fisherman Saeed Al Zaabi and a small group with him, and His Highness spoke to him.
The statement was in response to the call of fisherman Saeed Al Zaabi, during which he expressed his dissatisfaction with the ban on fishing in Al Qurm Protected Area in the city of Kalba. The area of the reserves has increased recently, and he and other fishermen are not allowed to remove their fishing equipment, according to what the caller said.
His Highness explained that he spoke to the fisherman Saeed Al Zaabi directly, and listened to the details of his problem.
His Highness also spoke to the fishermen’s association, the Sharjah Fish Resources Authority, and the Environment and Protected Areas Authority in Sharjah. It has been confirmed that none of the buoys that define the area of natural reserves have been changed, and further confirmation will be made after consulting satellite images, and His Highness himself will follow up on this issue.
On the other hand, the caller Amal Al Kindi, expressed her suffering with her sick daughter, and her inability to provide treatment for her at the University Hospital in Sharjah. His Highness directed the Amiri Diwan to pay the costs of treatment and return the amounts previously paid.
This was announced by Mohammed Hassan Khalaf, Director General of the Sharjah Broadcasting Authority, during the programme.