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Bahrain steps up coastal patrols

Rapid response teams are patrolling Bahrain's coastline on speedboats to combat illegal fishing practices that are believed to have caused the recent deaths of rare marine species. According to the Supreme Council for the Envi

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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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Bahrain plans reclamation crackdown

Bahrain plans to crack down on random reclamation and disposal of waste and debris in coastal areas as part of its efforts to preserve public coasts and beachfront areas for future generations, said a report. His Royal Highness Pr

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Bahrain lifts coastal projects ban

A five-year development ban on the coasts of Sitra in Bahrain has been lifted to pave way for major infrastructure and housing projects, said a top official. However, councillors have prohibited building on the island's sea fronts stretchi

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Alert over Bahrain’s vanishing coasts

Development work and human activity along Bahrain's coasts are destroying protected areas of mangrove swamps, an expert has warned. Bahrain's last predominant mangroves, which stretch over 14km in Tubli bay and scattered in Ras Sanad and A

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Stalemate over declaring reefs as national reserves

A row over whether two major Bahraini reefs should be declared national reserves ended in a stalemate, with one opponent claiming they could be potential goldmines rich with oil, gas and minerals. The Shura Council was unable to reach a de

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Coastal conference gets good response

The international conference on coastal and port engineering – Pianc-Copedec VII - and its concurrent exhibition, Waterfront 2008, has received overwhelming response. The conference, which runs until February 28, has seen about 1,000 dele

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Nakheel unveils $54m coastal initiative

Nakheel, one of the world’s largest privately-held property developers, has unveiled Blue Communities, a Dh200 million ($54.4 million) initiative to develop sustainable coastal projects in the next three years. Launched under the directio

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