Bahrain to expand artificial reefs drive

June 18, 2012

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.

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DHL Bahrain marks World Environment Day

June 6, 2012

In line with the company's CSR program GoGreen, more than 45 employees from the Bahrain Hub division of DHL, the world's logistics company, volunteered to commemorate World Environment Day on June 5th by building an artificial reef off the coast of Bahrain.

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Sept 19, 2010

A new bid to save Bahrain's fishing industry has been launched.

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Bahrain: Artificial reef project to be launched in October

Aug 16, 2010

The first phase of an artificial reef project that is expected to help replenish fish stocks and marine life, is to be launched in October.

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Reef Check divers in Bahrain

Gulf Toil: Volunteers on the Reef Check '97 Bahrain team survey the reefs at Fasht al Adholm. Photo: Reef Check

This island nation has lost untold acres of mangroves to unplanned coastal development, and the resulting sedimentation has stressed coral reefs. A territorial dispute with neighboring Qatar has spurred development by Bahrain, including a coast guard station on a coral reef midway between the two states, and a tourism resort on an island nearby. Pollution from cities and oil spills is also a constant threat.

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