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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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$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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Pioneering Bahraini fish farm markets first catch

A pioneering fish farm established last year to protect Bahrain's dwindling fish stocks has released its first catch into the market. Asmak Bahrain, located on the country's east coast, supplied two tonnes of sea bream thr

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Bahrain plans crackdown on fish smuggling

A new crackdown on fish smuggling has been launched amid growing fears of depleting stocks in Bahrain.   The Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs Ministry wants to introduce tougher penalties, saying the exi

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Fresh fish export ban being exploited in Bahrain

Fish exporters are exploiting a loophole that allows them to get around a ban on the export of popular fresh fish, the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication has reported.   The ban was introduced to keep

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Bahrain set for major food production boost

Bahrain's fisheries and agricultural sectors are expected to receive a major boost in investment in the next five years.   Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs Minister Dr Juma Al Ka'abi said that in

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New lab to help boost Bahrain's fish stocks

China is helping Bahrain set up a new laboratory that will support efforts to replenish the nation's depleted fish stocks.   It will analyse fish diseases and water samples once it is fully operational at its

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Egypt embarks on new era of agricultural evolution

Agricultural advancements taking place in Egypt’s desert could pave the way for a whole new approach to cultivating fresh vegetables and fish in the GCC that’s four times more efficient than regular farms, and requires no fertile lan

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