Saudi Arabian authorities seize boat carrying over 200 seabird eggs

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Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture has seized a fishing boat carrying 248 seabird eggs. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture has seized a fishing boat carrying 248 seabird eggs. (SPA)
Updated 03 July 2018
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Saudi Arabian authorities seize boat carrying over 200 seabird eggs

  • The ministry said that they seized the boat after surveying the coasts north of Farasan Island
  • The eggs were handed to officials at the Saudi Wildlife Authority to return them back to their habitat

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture has seized a fishing boat carrying 248 eggs of seabirds, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Tuesday.
The boat, skippered by its owner and another person, was seized by the ministry's directorate off the coast of Jazan province, along with the Saudi Wildlife Authority in the Farasan Island's governorate.
The seizure included 80 eggs for Galilean birds, 160 eggs for the Sterna paradisaea birds, and 8 eggs belonging to the gulls species.
They were captured from their nests in the island of Mount Abu Hamad, one of the islands located in the archipelago of the Farasan Islands.
The ministry said that they seized the boat after surveying the coasts north of Farasan Island.
The eggs were handed to officials at the Saudi Wildlife Authority to return them back to their habitat.


Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince meets Pakistan’s army commander

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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince meets Pakistan’s army commander

  • Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Pakistan’s army commander, Lieutenant General Amar Javed Bajwa
  • During the meeting, they discussed the ongoing defense cooperation between the two countries

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Pakistan’s army commander, Lieutenant General Amar Javed Bajwa, in Islamabad on Monday, Saudi state-news agency SPA reported.

During the meeting, they discussed the ongoing defense cooperation between the two countries, and the opportunities to strengthen it, in addition to discussing developments in the region.

The meeting took place during the Saudi crown prince’s Asia tour.