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Community & Environment

There is plenty more fish in the Sea

fish release at jebel ali golf resort & spaDubai, 21 June 2012 - Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa, in collaboration with the Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) – Trakhees organised a fish releasing activity this morning at the hotel’s protected swim area. This comes as a response to an authorities call in the emirate for a more sustainable utilisation of the fisheries.

Supported by the Marine Resources Research Center of the Ministry of Environment and Water (MOEW), the activity released fish into the waters of the Arabian Gulf, from the resort’s beach, which were cultured and transported all the way from Umm Al Quwain.  

fish release programme at  jebel ali golf resort & SpaThe release was part of a series of activities by Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa to celebrate their recent ‘Dubai Green Tourism Award’ presented by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai DTCM) to hotel’s that excel in environmentally friendly practices and enrichment efforts. The resort, in partnership with Al Boom Diving, has previously assisted with the redevelopment of marine life by placing Reef Balls within the resort’s safe swimming area, encouraging the growth of safe habitats for fish and other sea creatures.

“We are very happy to support the efforts of Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa that will truly benefit the environment. Our partnership has dated back to when we conducted the first releasing activity in August 2010 and it’s fantastic that DTCM has recognised the effort to motivate more private companies to do activities with environmental cause” expressed Dr. Hamad Al Falasi, Manager of Environment Department of EHS-Trakhees.    

fish release in jebel aliDelighted with the project, Jebel Ali Golf Resort and Spa’s General Manager, Fredrik Reinisch said “Any contribution to conserving the environment, no matter how big or small, is one step in the right direction. Looking after the environment is a key aspect for any company and we’re proud to be so highly acknowledged by DTCM for our efforts”.  He added that more similar initiatives shall be introduced in the future to further enrich the natural resources.

Representatives from the resort, DTCM, MOEW and EHS-Trakhees, joined together this morning to participate in the fish releasing activity, further enriching the sea with additional breeding stocks and celebrating the union of private and public organisations for such a noble cause.

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