Importance of Marine Life Conservation Highlighted During Shark Week
Ministry of Climate Change and Environment to Highlight Importance of Marine Life Conservation During Shark Week.
The agenda will be presented by biodiversity and fisheries experts from MOCCAE, IFAW, Atlantis, The Palm, and EAD.
Shark Week is set to run from July 24 to 31 and will host two virtual workshops under the theme ‘Sharks in the UAE’.
The first workshop will explain key facts about sharks and global trends in shark fin trade. While, the second workshop will explore international conventions and UAE legislation protecting sharks.
His Excellency Dr Nasir Sultan, Acting Assistant Undersecretary for the Biodiversity and Marine Life Sector at MOCCAE, said: “Our biodiversity is subject to increasing pressures and is declining rapidly.
"We address this critical issue through an integrated legislative framework, coupled with community-oriented initiatives and programs.
"Acknowledging the need to protect sharks, particularly endangered species, MOCCAE developed the National Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks”.