The Southern Municipality conducted shrimp-ban inspection campaigns in the fish markets within the governorate. Officials at the municipality told that the aim of those inspection campaigns was to make sure all fish-sellers adhere to the official decision that has been recently issued to ban fishing and selling of shrimps caught in the territorial waters of the Kingdom of Bahrain for six months.
The decision was announced by the Minister of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning, Eng. Esam Khalaf, by issuing Resolution No. (18) for the year 2020, regarding the ban on fishing and selling shrimp, which came into effect from February 1 and lasts to July 31st.
The officials indicated that the municipality formed a working group that tours the fish markets in the governorate on a daily basis to ensure the implementation of the decision as well as to control the violators and transfer them to the competent authorities to take legal measures towards them. The official noted that the team received understanding and cooperation from the fish-sellers.