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UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment to roll out virtual Shark Week July 16,2020   |  Source: AlKhaleej Today

The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, MoCCAE, will launch this year’s Shark Week virtually in collaboration with the International Fund for Animal Welfare, IFAW, and Atlantis, The Palm from 17th to 23rd July, 2020.

Taif Al Amiri, Director of Government Communication at MoCCAE, said, "We address this critical issue through an integrated legislative framework, coupled with initiatives and programmes targeting the community. As such awareness drives are vital to engaging all segments of society in environmental protection, we decided to roll out this year’s edition of Shark Week through online workshops and webinars in line with the precautionary measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic."

She added, "Acknowledging the need to protect sharks, particularly endangered species, MoCCAE developed the National Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks 2018-2021 that presents concrete steps to enhance shark sustainability in the UAE. We have also issued resolutions that regulate their fishing and trade."

Kelly Timmins, Director of Conservation, Education, and CSR at Atlantis Dubai, said, "With animal welfare as our top priority, we will continue to work with local authorities on shark and ray breeding and release

Theme(s): Fisheries Resources.

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