RAK Environment Protection and Development Authority has intensified expectations
Workers arrested with 111kg of poached sea life in RAK
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.
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