The National has recently posted an article that will make your mouth water and get your salivary glands working.
Fishing is a different game in the Arabian Sea and this article gives a thumbnail description of the main varieties—hammour (the UAE’s favourite fish), biah, helwayoo, safi, kingfish, silver pomfrey and sobaity.
Check out this article because most importantly, there are some tips on how to cook these fish (whether you hook them in or buy them from the fish market).
This article also focuses on the problem of over fishing and alludes to fish farming in Fujairah that produces up to 2,000 tonnes per year, with more facilities in the pipeline.
Link: James Brennan, ‘Plenty More Fish’, The National, 13 May 2008.
Dr. Geoff Pound
Image: How’s this for a hammour? The link to this web site (which is about fishing in the UAE) and it is in French.
Further Fish or Fishing Articles:
Fujairah Fly-fishing capital of the UAE, FIF, 15 November 2007.
Fujairah: Salt Water Fish Capital of the UAE, ETE, 3 June 2007.
Fishing in Fujairah, ETE, 27 April 2007.
Dead Fish, Oil and the Fujairah Beaches, ETE, 12 April 2007.