The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change's Al Khor Marine Unit under the Marine Protection Department received a report on a dead dugong through the Operations Department and immediately took measures to retrieve the carcass. Later, it turned out that the animal was stuck in a fishing net and died.
The Ministry asked fishermen to immediately free such animals as soon as they see them in their fishing nets in case they were in good health and report the issue to the Operations Department on 184. The Ministry also pointed out that the wildlife in the country is protected according to Law No 19 for 2004 on the Conservation of Wildlife and their Natural Habitats.
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