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New land-based fish farm planned in Sur

The Omani government has planned to set up in Sur a major bio-marine industrial cluster, anchored by the nation’s first ever land-based fish farm, as part of its efforts to kick-start the development of a successful aquaculture industry in

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Bahrain’s Muharraq fishing shacks bulldozed

Fishing shacks on a Muharraq coast were demolished yesterday (November 16) after being branded a health risk. Around 10 cabins storing fishermen’s equipment on Hidd’s east coast were bulldozed on the orders of the Muharraq Municipa

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Bahrain’s Muharraq fishing shacks bulldozed

Fishing shacks on a Muharraq coast were demolished yesterday (November 16) after being branded a health risk. Around 10 cabins storing fishermen’s equipment on Hidd’s east coast were bulldozed on the orders of the Muharraq Municipa

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New water sports facilities on the way in Bahrain

Public water sports and fishing facilities are being planned for the Manama coastline in Bahrain. The Capital Trustees Board is spearheading the initiative, which would mean water sports enthusiasts no longer have to join private

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Bahrain festival showcases fishing techniques

Bahrain’s first-ever fishing festival got underway at Hidd Port, showcasing traditional and modern fishing techniques from around 100 local exhibitors. The three-day event was opened by Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, son

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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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