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Fresh fish costs may surge 20pc in Bahrain

Price of fresh fish could increase by up to 20 per cent in the next two months in Bahrain due to a hike in fuel prices. The Professional Fishermen’s Society said an increase in the cost of Jayyid petrol and diesel used to power fishing v

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Oman's marine fish farm projects display promising results

Oman has set up a pair of pilot marine fish farms along the Sea of Oman using purpose built artificial reef technology, a report said. The farms are expected to contribute towards the sultanate’s important fisheries sector,

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Bahrain police crackdown on street vendors

Car washers, fish sellers and general street vendors have been rounded up by police in the Southern Governorate in Bahrain as part of a crackdown on illegal migrant labourers. Southern Governorate liaison officer Major Fahad Ali Khalifa announ

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Heat to push up fresh fish prices in Bahrain

Fresh fish prices will increase by a third as temperatures soar this month in Bahrain. Due to the hot weather, which has already hit 42C, fish have retreated into deeper waters, resulting in a rise in prices, said a report in the Gulf Dail

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New fishing law planned in Bahrain

A new comprehensive law to organise all aspects of the fishing industry will be drawn up by the Bahrain government. MPs yesterday (June 30) made more than 50 recommendations for the law, which would officially recognise the indust

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Damen Maaskant Shipyards builds shellfish dredger

Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam is constructing an innovative razor shell dredger for the Dutch fishing co-operative YE 118 Noordland BV. The 43-metre vessel, sharing the same name as the co-operative, will show how a standard

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New genetically-modified fish 'is tasty and cheap'

Genetically-modified fish that have been specially engineered by a Taiwanese company to be tastier and less pungent could soon be bound for Bahrain. Forever Frozen Seafood is one of a delegation of 16 companies from Taiwan that ar

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Alarm is raised over fish stocks in Bahrain

Bahrain’s fish stocks could be wiped out within three years unless urgent action is taken, according to an expert. Agriculture and Marine Resources Directorate marine licences acting head Abdulla Isa said shrimp trawling was

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Health alert over rogue traders in Bahrain

People’s health is being put at risk on a daily basis by rogue traders in Bahrain who ignore basic hygiene rules, according to a top food retail representative. A ban on street sales of all fresh produce has now been propose

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$170m fish farming project to boost food security in Oman

Oman has signed a third usufruct deal to set up fish farming projects worth RO66 million ($170.8 million) at lands dedicated to fish farming by two private sector companies, according to a report. The first deal was signed with Ar

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