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Environment Protection & Development Authority delegation releases Silver Seabream and Hamour fishes into Mina Al Arab reserve

Posted Tue 18 Jun 2013 05:29:07 pm in News, Environment & Energy | By News Desk

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Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 18 June 2013: A delegation from Environment Protection and Development Authority (EPDA) visited Mina Al Arab Reserve located in Muzahmi Creek, which forms part of Mina Al Arab project managed by RAK Properties, and released 9,600 ‘Silver Seabream’ and 1,000 “Hamour” fishes.


According to EPDA, the area is the ideal location for this project as it is full of reserves and coves and Mangroves.

 The presence of large number of mangroves in ‘Al Muzahmi’ will help these species to adapt to a natural life and increase the overall fish wealth in the UAE.


Mohamed Sultan Al Qadi, Managing Director and CEO of RAK Properties said: “We are delighted to contribute to the environment conservation initiatives being run in Ras Al Khaimah. We will continue to support all measures and programs designed to protect natural resources and boost fish wealth in the UAE.”


Dr. Saif M. Al Ghais, Executive Director of the EPDA, said: “We have selected Mina Al Arab Reserve as it is considered an ideal area for nursing the ‘Silver Seabream’ before they are transferred to the fishery inventory. The Reserve plays a key role in enriching the environmental resources in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.


Al Qadi added: “Mina Al Arab Reserve is part of Mina Al Arab project that is developed by RAK Properties and situated on Ras Al Khaimah’s coastline, covering an area of 3.25 million square meters.”

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