The new fishing season started in the Gulf of Suez on Thursday after a five-month-ban to allow a biological rest, protect fish, and give the opportunity for fishermen to maintain their boats.
Anyone who violates this shall be punished by imprisonment for a period of not less than one year and not exceeding three years and a fine of not less than 100,000 pounds and not more than 500,000 pounds, and in the event of recurrence, the penalty is doubled.
The law defines environmental crime as “an attack on the environment, whether air, water or land, in a way that reduces its value, distorts its nature, or depletes its resources.”
The lake spans over 1.25 million feddans, and has shores extending on a total of 7,000 kilometers.
Head of Fisheries Affairs at the General Authority for Fish Resources Development Atef Megahed stated the figure in a phone-in Tuesday.
The official highlighted that the country does not rely on wild fishing solely.
The second phase of 'Safe Shore' has already begun.
The Parliament also approved an article prohibiting the dumping or discharging of toxic, radioactive or petroleum materials or untreated sewage water into Egyptian waters from ships or factories.
In the launching ceremony, the first batch of fishing equipment and diving suits was handed to 1,100 fishermen.
In the inauguration ceremony, the first batch of fishing equipment and diving suits will be handed to fishermen.
President Sisi witnessed raising the Egyptian flag on Mohab Mamish Dredger named after the former Suez Canal chairman who was attending the ceremony.
A group of Egyptian fishermen who had been held in Eritrea have come home safely after month-long of diplomatic efforts, according to Egypt’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday.
The Tunisian Ministry of Defense announced apprehending an Egyptian fishing boat on Friday.
The boat was fishing 100 kilometers away from southeastern Kerkenneh Islands falling under the administration of Sfax governorate.
Borollus fishing port in the Delta city of Kafr el Sheikh was closed on Saturday for the third day in a row due to strong winds and high waves.
Israeli authorities imposed a new limit of 12 nautical miles, then lowered it to six and even three nautical miles at times.
Egypt ranked eighth internationally, and first in Africa in the field of aquaculture, according to The Ministry of Agriculture on Tuesday.
Egypt has been ranked first in Africa and eighth in the world in fish farming sector, he noted.
Most of the areas of the Nile Delta governorate of Kafr el Sheikh have been hit by rainfall and low temperatures since Wednesday dawn.
Strong winds have led to the fall of some lamp posts on a main bridge on the international coastal road.