UAE to ban shark fishing, trade from March 1

The seasonal ban on fishing and trade of sharks will come into effect from March 1 until June 30, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment announced.

The resolution allows fishermen, who use permitted shark fishing gear and run registered lynch boats, to fish sharks from July 1 of each year until the last day of February of the following year.

The resolution has permanently banned pleasure vessels from fishing sharks.


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