Shrimping ban a boon for poachers

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The six-month ban imposed on “shrimping activities” in Bahrain is turning out to be a boon for poachers and smugglers who are selling tonnes of their illegal catch in markets here, hiding it behind their stalls in fish markets, at higher prices.

Mazen Ahmad Al-Omran, Vice Chairman of Capital Municipal Council said that the ban is in place to “preserve the environment and ensure a good supply of shrimps in the future”.

The shrimping ban came into effect on March 15, as per the Resolution 27 of 2017 issued on March 7 by the Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Minister, Essam Khalaf. The resolution forbids shrimping as well as sale of fresh shrimps in Bahrain for a period of six-months.

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