Monday, 25 Jan 2021
As many as 793 expatriates were arrested and 4,600 violations registered under the Marine Fishing Law and Protection of Living Aquatic Resources in nine months this year.

793 expatriates arrested for violating fishing law till September: MoAF

The figures have been revealed at the second annual meeting of the Fisheries Control and Licensing Department that operates below the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MoAF), stated a press release.

H E Dr Hamad bin Said bin Suleiman al Oufi, Undersecretary, in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries chaired the meeting in the presence of a quantity of members of the division. He hailed the efforts of all these cooperating to combat violations in the fisheries sector.

The fisheries handle teams from the division in cooperation with the Ministry of Manpower performed six joint campaigns to arrest the violators in the course of this year. The members of the division also discussed plans and programmes that will be implemented in cooperation with other government bodies such as the Ministry of Manpower, the ROP and offices of the governors for combating such violations.

The meeting also listed the initiatives, campaigns and seminars to spread awareness amongst citizens in the coastal places. The seminars will especially concentrate on the unfavorable effects of employing expatriates illegally in the marine and fisheries sector.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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