Raqqa – In order to preserve and protect the fish wealth during the breeding season municipality of people made a decision to prevent fishing during this period. The control department made intensive patrols along the Euphrates river to control the violators.
After the municipality of people issued a decision to ban fishing since 15/3 and until 1 June 2019, because it is the season of breeding. In other meaning the egg laying period for fish.
Talal Ali the head of control department in municipality of people in Raqqa, confirmed that the patrols of the control unit along the Euphrates river and in the markets to hunt fishermen who violate the decision is continuing. He also said: “according to the decision which prevents fishing in breeding season the control department caught a number of the fishers who violate the decision along the river, confiscated their equipment and had financially punished.
Ali explained that fishing in this period leads to its extinction with the passage of days because it is the period of laying eggs for fish. The Euphrates River is very rich with many kinds of fish. The fishery wealth is supportive for the economy of the city and it is a source of livelihood for many families who are working in the sector for hundreds of years.