Emirates News Agency – Fish Mothers Incubators project will help increase fish stocks: President of UAQ Fishermen’s Association
Sun 06-06-2021 15:04 PM
UMM AL QAIWAIN, June 6, 2021 (WAM) – Jassem Humaid Ghanim Al Shar, president of the Association of Cooperative Fishermen of Umm Al Qaiwain, said the Fish Mothers Incubators project in Umm Al Qaiwain will help the emirate to grow its fish stocks and achieve self-sufficiency with the availability of high quality fish.
In his statement to the UAE News Agency (WAM), Al Shar said the project involved several species of fish, including Sheri, Safi, Fuskar, Yam, Qabit, Shaam and Farsh, he added, noting that female fish will be kept in cages. for research and monitoring throughout the summer. Al Shar pointed out that some 200 fish that can breed 50 or 60 fish, male and female, have been placed in cages, adding that one fish breeds some 400,000 larvae that turn into fry, and the production process will produce millions. of fish.
The project’s feeding rate is high and the fish growth rate will be faster due to the high percentage of oxygen generated by the abundance of mangroves, grasses, marine plants and algae. They are natural habitats and nurseries for various organisms and play a key role in protecting and increasing biodiversity, he added.
Marine environments rich in mangroves are generally very suitable for the rearing and incubation of fish, shrimp and other crustaceans, he explained, noting that the respiratory aerial roots of mangroves feed the small larvae of fish thanks to the the decay of their falling leaves.
The project is implemented in cooperation with the Department of Economic Development, which manages the Emirate’s Fisheries Committee and the Municipality Department, Al Shar noted.
WAM / Rola Alghoul / Tariq alfaham