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Bahrain mulls plan to ban expat fishermen

Fewer than one in 20 fisherman operating from Bahrain are actually Bahraini, a top official said. According to Agriculture and Marine Resources Directorate marine licences acting head Abdulla Isa, 'expatriates are the real fis

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Fisherman rap shrimping ban extension in Bahrain

Fishermen have protested a government decision to extend Bahrain's seasonal ban on shrimping. The ban is imposed in Bahraini waters from March 15 to July 15, but will now last until September 15 following an order from the Wor

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Amateur Bahraini fishermen to get official licences

Pensioners and unemployed Bahrainis who moonlight as fishermen could get official licences. However, they have to be registered with the Bahrain Fishermen Society, said Works, Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs Minister Ess

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DMCA assists fishermen in getting marine driving licenses

Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has started assisting fishermen in the emirate in obtaining their marine craft driving licenses after completing the necessary requirements. It is also offering offering training, guidance and

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Eviction threat to fishermen in Bahrain

More than 100 fishermen have been ordered to vacate a makeshift harbour in Juffair, Bahrain, so that the surrounding land can be used to build a new ring road. Warning letters were sent by the Works Ministry ordering an immediate

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Rare dolphin species spotted on Bahraini waters

A warning has gone out to fishermen to be 'extra cautious' following sightings of a rare species of dolphin in Bahraini waters. The Supreme Council for Environment (SCE) said a special team that checks water quality and m

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Bahrain fish stocks ‘could run out in 5 years’

Bahrain's fish stocks could run out in five years due to over-fishing, said a top official, adding that the situation was "dire" and immediate action was needed. Fishermen Protection Society president Jassim Al Jeran

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Injured Indian fishermen sue Pentagon in Dubai

Three Indian fishermen injured when a US naval ship fired on their boat off the UAE in 2012 are launching a civil case against the Pentagon to seek compensation, their lawyers said. One Indian was killed and three others were inju

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Fuel prices in Bahrain set to double by 2017

The price of diesel for domestic consumption will almost double in three years - up from 100 fils ($0.26) at present, Bahrain’s National Oil and Gas Authority (Noga) announced yesterday (December 19). Diesel would be sold at

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Tamkeen extends support to more Fishermen

Tamkeen, Bahrain’s labour fund, has extended its support to an additional 1,000 Bahraini fishermen. The Bahraini Fishermen Support Scheme is one of many support programmes Tamkeen offers as part of its efforts to boost the c

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