Sharjah Ruler adjusts fishing regulations in Kalba
February 07, 2024 / 4:24 PM
Sharjah24: His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, issued Administrative Resolution No. (2) of 2024, adjusting some fishing regulations in Kalba.
The decision stipulated that fishermen in Kalba are allowed to only pass through the prohibited areas to reach the fishing areas, making it easier for them to reach their destination without carrying out any fishing activities within the prohibited areas designated by buoys (floating signs).
According to the decision, fishermen in Kalba who practice the profession are prohibited from exporting and selling fish outside Kalba. They only have the right to sell them in Kalba’s markets.
The fisherman harmed by the Environment and Protected Areas Authority procedures will be compensated handsomely for their confiscated and destroyed equipment. They will also receive compensation for the period of their unemployment due to the procedures.
The decision stipulated that a special committee shall be formed to study and propose appropriate compensation for the affected fisherman and submit it for approval.
The committee members:
1. Major General Saif Mohammed Al Zari Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police.
2. Ali Ahmed Ali Abu Ghazin, Chairman of the Sharjah Fish Resources Authority.
3. Mohammad bin Shahrain, President of the Kalba Fishermen’s Association.