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Bahrain’s shrimp stocks drop due to illegal fishing

Fishermen in Bahrain have reported a "significant" drop in shrimp stocks in the last month because of illegal fishing. Fishermen's Protection Society president Jassim Al Jeran said the season so far has been abysmal,

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Bahrain plans curbs on fishing licences

Bahrain is set to cut the number of fishing licences in a bid to save the country's dwindling marine resources, said a top official. A study is underway to look into how to carry out the plan, added Public Commission for the Protection of

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Fishing pact loses EU millions in Morocco

A politically divisive fishing pact between Morocco and the European Union has been costing Europe millions of euros a year and could deplete Morocco's fish stocks, according to a report. The EU confidential report says Europe has been

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Bahrain mulls fishing clamp to save sharks

The number of sharks in Bahraini waters has declined hugely as more fishermen have caught them for food, particularly the medium-sized species, said a top official, adding that sharks must be protected from overfishing. “Numbers of larger

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Bahrain launches sea curfew

A curfew has been introduced in Bahrain's waters as part of efforts to beef up security. The BDF yesterday announced all vessels would be prohibited from sailing between 5pm and 6am until further notice, with any violators potentially

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Plea over Bahrain fishermen's arrest

A desperate call has gone out from the family of a Bahraini fisherman for a radical solution following the latest arrests by the Qatari coastguard. Mansoor Al Sindi, 22, was held by the Qatari coastguards days before Eid Al Adha for allege

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Bahrain to lay artificial reefs to boost fishing

Bahrain will be laying down 15,000 artificial reefs in the sea in an effort to rehabilitate the country's marine resources and revive its declining fishing industry. The artificial reefs will be made of concrete and designed in pyramid

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Somali pirates hijack Yemeni fishing boat

Somali pirates seized a Yemeni fishing boat off the coast of the Arabian peninsular state, taking its crew of seven Yemeni fisherman with them, Yemen's Defence Ministry website said. Yemen's coastguard said the pirates captured the ship, n

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Saudi adopts sustainable agricultural development

Saudi Arabia has launched seven new programs for sustainable agricultural development to ensure food security in the kingdom. The new programs include setting up a national information center for agriculture, rationalisation of water use i

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Mideast ‘investing in innovative farming’

The Middle East is investing heavily in innovative farming methods in a bid to reduce growing dependence on the rest of the world for up to 90 per cent of food needs, said the organisers of an upcoming agri-business trade event. Agra Middl

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