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Posted On: 18 January 2022 03:36 pm
Updated On: 18 January 2022 04:10 pm

Ministry of Municipality reminds about crab fishing ban from February to April

Vrinda Abilash
Vrinda Abilash
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The Ministry of Municipality in a Tweet has published a circular reminding about the ban on crab hunting in Qatar from February to April.

The ministry said that this is to preserve and protect the crabs during the fertilization and reproduction period. The Ministry of Municipality has set a ban on hunting crabs using nets from February to April each year but it has also said that the cage method is allowed during the ban period. The hunting season is from May to January, each year.

As per the Ministry:

  • It is prohibited to fish blue crab using gill nets during breeding season.
  • It is strictly forbidden to fish egg-bearing crab by any means of fishing during breeding season.
  • Crab fishing is restricted only allowed by ships and cruises licensed by Fisheries Department.

The fine is not exceeding QR 5000 for violators.

Source: Ministry of Municipality
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