DM releases 70,000 baby fishes into sea to preserve marine environment

WAM DUBAI, July 11th, 2013 (WAM) — Based on the directives of H. H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, Dubai Municipality released 70,000 fingerlings of Sobaity and Sha’am fishes in Mamzar sea, in order to preserve the environment and biodiversity.

Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, said that the civic body has chosen these two types considering its rapid breeding since they throw eggs in less than 6 months and proliferate in a maximum period of 6 to 9 months. One egg of these fishes contains approximately 2 to 3 million larva, which means it can quickly proliferate, feeding the marine environment with a big amounts of fish.

�The summer does not pose threat to them as it can acclimate with the water temperature and the water depth will be appropriate for them. They will be far from Mamzar Beach dedicated to marine and other games, which will allow it to reproduce without any risk,’ Lootah noted.

He added that the municipality will cooperate with the Emirates Association for Fishermen to release yearly approximately 150 to 200 thousand fingerlings of different species of local and other fishes expecting a large amount of growth in fisheries.

We cooperate with Al Mubarak Fishes Co, a national company specialized in the production of fingerlings, which donated these fishes for the emirate contributing in the preservation of marine environment as part of its social responsibility.

Lootah urged the public to contribute to the preservation of the marine environment supporting such eco-friendly projects and maintaining the living aquatic resources by not fishing in the breeding seasons and undersized fishes.

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