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11 boats and 58 fishermen arrested

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 9: The Kuwait Ministry of Interior (MoI) stated that 11 boats were seized along with 58 fishermen for violating the Environment Protection Law (EPL).

The move was taken in cooperation with the Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAFR), and the Environment Public Authority, the ministry security media and public relations department said in a statement.

The seized boats were fishing in territorial waters by using illegal nets a mile and a half from the Kuwaiti coast, in violation of Article 100 of the EPL, it added. Necessary legal measures were taken, and about eight tons and a half of fish were seized and delivered to the PAAFR, it said, noting that the PAAFR registered 11 violations.

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