The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture has started implementing the ban on fishing on the Red Sea coast of the Kingdom until mid-October. The violator will be subject to a fine of 10,000 riyals.
The ministry said the ban aims to give fish a chance to reproduce, maintain their strategic stocks and reduce their depletion by overfishing.
The season of ban increases the productivity of species of fish by 25%, noting that the catch exceeded five thousand tons in previous years.
The Ministry called on fishermen to abide by the date set for the prohibition of fishing and to abide by the Regulations of the Fisheries Regulations; to maintain the sustainability of this national wealth and the important economic resource.
The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture has conducted a scientific study with King Abdullah University on the economic feasibility of mackerel fish. The study identified the feasibility of using reserve nets for this type of fish in particular, where they live in large groups.
The fish is highly nutritious and has a low price compared to other fish species. The ministry, in collaboration with Princess Noura University, conducted research on the nutritional aspects and added values of the fish.
Five additional values are expected to be presented at a workshop that includes the fast food and manufacturing sector. Expected outputs include berger fish, shawarma fish and kebab fish, which will provide healthy food security at a very special price