The Waterfront Market has awarded local fisherman Jassim Mohammad Ali Abdullah Al Marzouqi the prize for catching the biggest king fish of the season weighing 28 kilograms.
The ‘Biggest Catch of the Season’ is an annual initiative aimed at showcasing the diversity of Dubai’s fishing culture and heritage.
Dubai’s coast is home to more than 300 species of fish including king fish, queen fish, mackerel, barracuda, dorado, yellow fin tuna, grouper and cobia, to name a few. Dubai’s population growth, economic advancement and growing importance in global tourism and trade has led to an increase in the demand for seafood which has resulted in the fishing industry’s expansion, including substantial investment in fishing fleets and equipment.
Ithra Dubai executive director Lachlan Gyde said: “We are proud to share the achievements of our fishermen partners who brave the open seas to provide our customers with the best and freshest catch from the sea to their plates. Through this initiative, we honour Dubai’s heritage and continue to find ways to encourage and support the fishing communities to increase business activities.”
The Waterfront Market held an inaugural barbecue for the fishermen, retailers and public by the sea on the Waterfront Market Promenade accompanied by music and celebrations where Jassim Mohammad Ali Abdullah Al Marzouqi was awarded the 2018’s “Biggest Catch” trophy and prize