Scores of Sitra fishermen have been ordered to relocate to make way for a major new government housing project.
The fishermen, who currently occupy the Sefala area of Sitra island, have complained that there is not enough space at
Bahraini fishermen gathered at the Bahraini Fishermen Society headquarters in Muharraq to renew calls to reject the new six-month shrimping ban.
The fishermen said that the new ban, which has been extended from four to six months,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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