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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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Bahrain alerts over exotic marine species

Fishermen in Bahrain have been urged to immediately alert authorities if they catch exotic marine species. It comes after a "weird" fish - black with purple colouring - was caught at the Manama Jetty near Bahrain Financi

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More patrols sought near Iranian waters

Fishermen in Bahrain have demanded authorities increase sea patrols near Iranian waters following the shooting of a based sailor, who was held captive along with five others by pirates. Bangladeshi Mobarak Abdul Sattar, 33, was sh

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Bahraini fishermen freed from Qatari prison

Twenty-two Bahrain-based fishermen have been released from Al Khor jail in Doha after their employers paid fines amounting to a total of BD11,200 ($29,480) for straying into Qatar's territorial waters. The men have been held i

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