The Committee on Fisheries is one of the committees of the Livestock Section of Raqqa Civil Council.
Mahmoud Hamzawi, Chairman of the Committee, confirmed that the committee was activated on 1/9/2017. Its business sector covers of the Euphrates River and its two southern banks (Shamia) and the northern part(Jazeera) within an area of 100 km extending from Mansoura Lake to Akirishi and Lake Dalhah.
The first field trip was organized in the town of Khattounia and the corresponding Hawija Faraj. We encountered some difficulties, which were the presence of mines.
Hamzawi noted that we have now issued a circular banning fishing in the area mentioned above through the Lanyet, electricity and explosives and we patrol in coordination with the Internal Security Forces.
Licenses were granted to fishing nets and safe roads by fishing, giving licenses to fishermen and coloring boats licensed by a specific color by the officer. The seizure and confiscation of fishing equipment against fishermen and violators were referred to the private judicial authorities.
We are currently in coordination with the Presidency of the Civil Council to prepare future plans to activate the center of fish wealth in the city of Raqqa and located in the pilot after being examined by the demining teams and also the re-opening of aquaculture farms in Mansoura and Dalha.