Conservation

Conservation

You need nature and nature needs you. Start with cleaning your fishing spot and do not over fish…

Do you know what are the minimum size of the fish to catch and trade in UAE? We all have to obey those limits.

UAE fish size limits

Globally we are losing species at an alarming rate, one every 20 minutes. The modern era has had the largest number of species lost in a single generation. Species are threatened by a number of factors, including habitat destruction, the illegal wildlife trade and climate change. As the world change, species must adapt to survive. However, at the current rate of change, destroying 1,200 acres of forest and emiting 180,000 tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere worldwide, species don’t have time to evolve.

The marine life of the UAE is rich in fish, plants, and corals. Over 500 different species of fish alone inhabit the Gulf waters, with many more existing in the Indian Ocean. The Arabian Gulf is blessed with large populations of dugongs (Dugong dugon), dolphins (8 species) and marine turtles.

According to IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources), there are 8 species in UAE which are decreasing and falls into near-threatened category. Let’s see what are they :

and please visit the link below to see what are the threatened fish species in UAE according to fishbase :

Threatened fish species in UAE

Also there are different organizations working for the same purpose, please have a look at the links below. There are a lot of different ways to help, choose one now !

Choosewisely

Emirates Wildlife Society

Save a mile now

References :

1. IUCN 2012. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. http://www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 17 October 2012.

2. http://www.arkive.org

3. Choosewisely

4. Fishbase