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Illegal fishing detected in Ras Al Khaimah creek

Several Asian workers caught illegally catching invertebrates in a local creek by RAK's Environment Protection and Development Authority

Illegal fishing detected in Ras Al Khaimah creek

The Environment Protection and Development Authority (EPDA) in Ras al-Khaimah have caught several Asian workers illegally catching invertebrates in a local creek.

The authority’s team caught the violators with around 111 kilogrammes of invertebrates that were taken from protected areas and creeks, violating federal and local environmental protection laws, news agency WAM reported on Thursday.

Dr Saif Al Ghais, director-general of the EPDA, said that the authority is working around the clock to protect the emirate’s environment and has intensified its inspections to limit the decline of natural resources and marine creatures.

He did not say what action, if any, had been taken against the offenders.

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