UAE Sets New Rules for Omani Fish Imports
Dubai Municipality geared up its precautionary measures over the imported fish from Oman after thousands of dead fish washed up on the shores of Oman earlier this week, the Gulf News reported.
Engineer Ridha Hassan Salman, head of the environment protection section, was quoted by the daily as saying that the fish which is imported from Oman had been sent for laboratory testing with "results expected to be ready within the next two days".
He said preliminary follow-ups by other municipalities in the UAE and authorities in the Sultanate of Oman had not revealed any traces of marine pollution, emphasizing that Dubai coasts had not been affected by Oman's incident, the paper added.
Salman added that "the death of fish reported in Oman could be due to climatic changes which may affect the natural balance of the marine environment, such as the fast growth of plants and the reduction of oxygen rates."
99 percent of Oman’s GDP comes from oil exports, but fish remains a major product in the sultanate - Albawaba.com
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