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Union demands right to fish mead in Kuwait Bay
KUWAIT CITY, Aug 15: The head of the Kuwaiti Fishermen Union, Dhaher Al-Suwayan, announced Monday, August 15, fishing for Kingfish will be suspended until October 15. He called on all fishermen to adhere to the fishing seasons in order to preserve the fish wealth and fish stocks of the country. Al-Suwayan said in a statement that the fishing sector is one of the most important sectors of food security in the country and deserves to be reviewed by officials to develop it and increase the support provided to it. He pointed out that the support for fishermen has remained the same since the beginning of the nineties and did not change like other subsidies for food security sectors.
He pointed to the need to allow fishermen to fish for mead inside Kuwait Bay with the controls set by the Environment Public Authority and the supervision of the fisheries sector in the Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fisheries Resources, stressing that the mead fish are found only in shallow waters and leaving them without fishing makes them migrate to neighboring countries.
He said he hopes the Public Authority for Agriculture will allow fishing mead inside the bay after the approval of the Environment Public Authority under the supervision and control of its inspectors, especially as it is one of the favorite foods of citizens and its presence in abundance will contribute to reducing prices. He explained that the Environment Public Authority has opened fishing inside Kuwait Bay for fishing enthusiasts, with a prior reservation on the authority’s website, hoping that the fishermen will have a share in this, declaring their willingness to pay any required fees, in order to provide the supply in the markets in the quantities required for consumers.