KISR launches a cam­paign on en­rich­ing fish wealth

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT: The Kuwait In­sti­tute for Sci­en­tific Re­search (KISR) has launched the 2016 sec­ond cam­paign on en­rich­ing fish wealth in the ter­ri­to­rial sea wa­ters, said KISR Direc­tor Gen­eral Dr Sameera Ah­mad Al-Sayyed Omar yes­ter­day. She added that the cam­paign will con­tinue dur­ing Oc­to­ber and Novem­ber, stress­ing the need to raise aware­ness of cit­i­zens and res­i­dents on pre­serv­ing fish.

Dr Omar noted that the first cam­paign was launched last year un­der the aus­pices of His High­ness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ah­mad Al-Sabah, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with sev­eral bod­ies. The 20152016 cam­paigns have a de­vel­op­men­tal di­men­sion which seeks to in­crease fish re­serve and an aware­ness one which aims to achieve a wide so­ci­etal par­tic­i­pa­tion from bod­ies and donors, she said.

The 2016 cam­paign is ex­pected to re­lease more than 135,000 dif­fer­ent species of fish, she pointed out. She said that the cam­paigns of re­leas­ing fish into ter­ri­to­rial water is part of KISR’s con­tri­bu­tions to en­hanc­ing food se­cu­rity. Omar noted that the in­sti­tute is co­op­er­at­ing with some con­cerned bod­ies to in­ten­sify and unify ef­forts so as to face the con­tin­ued de­crease in lo­cal fish, mainly Zubaidi, grouper and squid. She urged bod­ies and au­thor­i­ties to pre­serve marine en­vi­ron­ment, ask­ing both cit­i­zens and res­i­dents to stop over­fish­ing and de­stroy­ing marine en­vi­ron­ment.— KUNA

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