SCC approves recommendations on Sharjah Fish Resources Authority

SHARJAH: Sharjah Consultative Council (SCC) called for the continuation of the efforts made that characterise the Authority's initiatives towards achieving strategic goals that enhance food security, preserve fish wealth, integrate with the plans of t...

SHARJAH: Sharjah Consultative Council (SCC) called for the continuation of the efforts made that characterise the Authority’s initiatives towards achieving strategic goals that enhance food security, preserve fish wealth, integrate with the plans of the Emirate of Sharjah in the field of sustainable development and deepen the role of the fish sector in the emirate’s economy to meet the increasing demand and needs of the local market.

In the same context, SCC recommended continuing to create well-studied development projects and developing future plans in fish farming and aquaculture, to enhance food security and preserve fish wealth.

In its tenth meeting, held on Thursday, and chaired by Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Council, SCC called for the establishment of fishermen villages at the emirate level, similar to the village that was established in Al Hamriyah region, to meet the needs of fishermen in each region.

The Council began by approving the minutes of the last ninth meeting and the
n discussed its recommendations regarding the policy of Sharjah Fish Resources Authority, and the report received from the Committee for Preparing Draft Recommendations in the Council, which was read by member Dr. Sultan Khamis Al Zaabi, rapporteur of the Committee.

The report, held on the ninth of May, stated that SCC discussed, in its ninth meeting, the policy of Sharjah Fish Resources Authority, as part of its work for the first regular session of the eleventh legislative term of the Consultative Council of the Emirate of Sharjah, in the presence of Ali Ahmed Abu Ghazin, Member of SCC, Chairman of the Authority and the attendees accompanying him, after the Council discussed all the topics that support the Authority’s work in the Emirate of Sharjah.

SCC then discussed and approved the recommendations’ clauses. The recommendations, formulated by SCC members, stressed the importance of preparing legislation that regulates the fishing practice in the emirate.

The Council’s interventions, in the recommendati
ons, called for encouraging the government and private sectors to invest in the fisheries industry sector.

Source: Emirates News Agency