Bahrain: a license for pearl divers?

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Starting from August 9, individual applicants can obtain a pearl diving license according to local laws and regulations with fees of BD25 ($65.8) per individual and BD1,000 ($2,633.8) per diving center.

Essam Bin Abdulla Khalaf, Minister of Works, Municipalities Affairs, and Urban Planning, said that the regulation of pearling activities is one of the main objectives of reviving this deep-rooted industry which seeks to maintain a sustainable environment for natural pearls.

In doing so, the new initiative will bring significant positive impacts to the kingdom, including the creation of new jobs for Bahrainis in the marine sector. It will also ensure that Bahrain retains its position as an international center for the industry.

Source Credit: Trade Arabia
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