Fishing is Now Banned on Egypt's Red Sea Coast Until October
Though the decision covers most types of fishing, there will be periods in which controlled fishing is allowed.
Starting May 2nd, most types of fishing has been banned in the Red Sea, as well as the Suez and Aqaba Gulfs, until October 4th 2023.
The decision also covers different areas on Egypt’s Red Sea coast outside the Suez Gulf, in which particular types of fishing will be banned for certain periods of time. This will include a ban on traction fishing from June 1st to September 10th, a ban on net fishing from May 2nd to September 4th, and restrictions on hook-fishing, amongst others, from June 1st to July 31st.
There will be multiple periods in which controlled fishing is allowed. Traction fishing will not be banned from May 15th to September 15th, while motorised net fishing will be allowed from June 1st to September 15th. Net fishing will be permitted from June 1st to September 15th, while the same holds true for hook-fishing from May 15th to the beginning of August.
Officials of the Fish Wealth Authority warned that fishermen who violate this ban will have their fishing gear confiscated and their fishing boat licence suspended for six months.
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