Overexploitation and habitat degradation causing problems
Time Out Doha staff
A second workshop on the risk of extinction in Arabian Gulf fish has found overexploitation and habitat degradation is causing an alarming decline in some species. Experts from around the region met with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to assess 452 species. Three percent, including hamour, have been determined to have a heightened risk of extinction, while 74 percent are listed as ‘least concern’. Meanwhile, 20 percent have been listed as data deficient.