Divers lift tons of dis­posed fish­ing nets north of Kuwait Bay

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT: The Kuwait Dive Team yes­ter­day lifted tons of dis­posed fish­ing nets north of Kuwait Bay at four me­ters’ depth, in ad­di­tion to 20 tons of plas­tic and wood waste on Oshairij and Doha beaches. The waste poses dan­gers to nav­i­ga­tion of ships and boats as many dead and de­cay­ing marine crea­tures have been en­tan­gled in the aban­doned nets, thus, caus­ing pol­lu­tion to the marine en­vi­ron­ment, the team’s leader Waleed Al-Fad­hel said. He called for tight­en­ing rel­e­vant laws against fish­er­men with re­gards to such mal­prac­tices and to pro­tect the marine en­vi­ron­ment of Kuwait. He urged cit­i­zens spot­ting such il­le­gal acts at sea to report to the au­tho­rized bod­ies. — KUNA

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