(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Kuwait's Ministry of Commerce and Industry hosted a meeting with several state bodies and private companies on Sunday to discuss the state of the fishing industry in the country.
This is the third meeting hosted by the ministry to find appropriate solutions for the problem of decreasing fish stocks in the country, Abdullah Al-Ali, Assistant Undersecretary for Commercial Control Affairs at the ministry told KUNA.
Al-Ali noted that several local and international studies have been conducted in this area, as well as requests of refraining from fishing that were forwarded to companies to maintain the country's fish stocks, adding that the meeting also discussed how successful these studies could be and the possibility of implementing them in more areas.
He mentioned that the meeting showcased a video by representative of the Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) on the environmental phenemenon of red tides, death of fish, marine bacteria, ocean sewage dumping, and the authority's view on finding solutions for maintaining a fish breeding environment.
Furthermore, Al-Ali noted that a representative of the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) talked during the meeting about water pollution, fish farming activity, the possibility of man-made fish farming, and the implementation of Kuwait Oil Company's environmental protectorate.
Moreover, he pointed out that representative of the Ministry of Interior discussed the allowed and prohibited areas for fishing.