Qatar ministry imposes temporary fishing ban on dwindling kingfish

Qatar’s fishermen will not be allowed to fish for the narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel – known locally as Kana’ad – for the next two months, the Ministry of Environment has announced.

The move is intended to help preserve stocks of the species during its migratory period, a key breeding time for the fish, which is commonly eaten here.

The ban, reportedly the first of its kind in Qatar, will be in effect from Aug. 15 for two months.

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