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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 15 November 2018

Workers arrested with 111kg of poached sea life in RAK

RAK Environment Protection and Development Authority has intensified expectations

The Ras Al Khaimah Environment Protection and Development Authority caught workers with 111 kilograms of illegally caught invertebrates on Wednesday. The men were fishing in a protected local creek, breaking federal and local environmental protection laws, the state news agency Wam reported.

The authority has intensified its inspections to protect local species, said Saif Al Ghais, the agency's director-general.

The EPDA statement did not specify what type of species had been poached or what action would be taken.

The public can report any suspicious or illegal behaviour to the EPDA by calling toll free at 800 3732 or emailing info@epda.rak.ae. Office hours are 7.30am until 2.30pm.

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