MoEW delivers over 1000 fishing equipment

MoEW delivers over 1000 fishing equipment
2013-01-02 14:30:04

WAM Dubai, 2nd Jan. 2013 (WAM) — The Ministry of Environment and Water has distributed 430 marine engines and 655 winches for fishing boats to local fishermen as part of its strategy to promote the traditional profession among citizens.

Sultan bin Alwan, Assistant Ministry Undersecretary for Water Resources, said the delivery of fishing equipment sprang out of the socio-economic importance of fisheries as a renewable natural source that contributes significantly in realising food security.

The sector, he added, is a source of livelihood of a large number of citizens.

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