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
A major initiative which aims to save Bahrain's depleting fish stocks by placing artificial reefs into the sea in several areas is being expanded following its initial success.
It is being carried out by the Fisheries and Marine Resources
Bahrain will issue compensation packages to fishermen amid plans to revoke their licences to protect dwindling fish stocks.
Parliament yesterday (January 3) approved the proposal to ensure supplies do not become exhausted.
More than 2,500 artificial "reef balls" will be submerged off the coast of Bahrain in a bid to boost the country's marine resources.
The cement spheres will be dropped at pre-determined locations in the country's waters over the next year
A fresh batch of fish has been released into the waters around Bahrain’s coast as part of an initiative to replenish the kingdom’s marine life.
The latest experiment, involving hammour, follows the release of 80,000 sobaity bream fish in J