The Red Sea natural reserves' authorities plan to ban the use of nylon nets and fishing rifles starting January 2016.
The natural reserves' authorities will coordinate with the police to inspect shops that sell such tools which violate the Environment Act.
Researchers at the nature reserves have reported that fishermen coming from Lower Egypt use fishing methods that harm the Red Sea environment,
thereby threatening fishing, the basic economic industry in the governorate.
The use of nylon nets and fishing rifles harm coral reefs and colorful fish and can lead to the death of certain marine species, such as dolphins and sea turtles, according to researchers.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm