Unsafe Beaches & Fish Price Rise.
Swimmers urged to keep off unsafe beaches
The seashores in Wakrah, Lusail, Sealine and Al-Khor are danger zones and not fit for swimming, the Director of Security of Coastal and Territorial Borders, Brig Ali Ahmed al-Mannai said.
The reclamation of sea for urban expansion has altered the contours of the seabed and changed the directions of water currents in many places. It is therefore not advisable for the public to venture into these areas for swimming, he told the Arabic daily Al-Watan.
“But the beaches in al-Ghariya, Fuwayrit, Shemal and the Dukhan are safe. It would be advisable for the public to swim nearer to the shore and avoid going far into the sea,” he said.
Referring to the increase in fish prices he said that the recent stipulation by the government that the Qatari licencee - the owner of the fishing boat- should be on board during every trip has resulted in 80% reduction in the number of sailings by the fishing boats. And consequently the prices of fish have increased.
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