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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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$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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