No Name of Instrument Year Issuing Authority Available Text
1 Decree Law No (2) Concerning the Protection of Wildlife 1995 HH the Emir of Bahrain

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2 Decision No (6) Concerning the Recommendations of the National Committee for Wildlife Protection on the Hawar Islands and its Surrounding Regional Waters 1996 Ministry of Housing, Municipalities and the Environment

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3 Decision No (16) Concerning the Designation of Hawar Islands and its Surrounding Regional Waters as a Protected Area in accordance with the Provisions of Decree Law No (2) (1995) Concerning the Protection of Wildlife 1996 Cabinet

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4 Decision No (4) Concerning the Licensing of Reclamation of Marine Land (Submerged Underwater) 2000 Ministry of Housing, Municipalities and the Environment

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5 Decree Law No (12) Amending some Provisions of Law No (2) (1995) Concerning the Protection of Wildlife 2000 HH the Emir of Bahrain

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6 Decision No (1) Designating Mashtan Island as a Natural Protected Area 2002 National Committee for Wildlife Protection

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7 Decree Law No (20) Concerning the Regulation of Fishing and the Exploitation and Protection of Marine Resources 2002 HM the King of Bahrain

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8 Decree Law No (50) for the Establishment of the Public Commission for the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife 2002 HM the King of Bahrain

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9 Decree No (41) Concerning the Organization of the Public Commission for the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife 2002 HM the King of Bahrain

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10 Decree No (45) Appointment of the Head of the Public Commission for the Protection of Marine Resources, the Environment and Wildlife 2002 HM the King of Bahrain

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11 Decision (1) Concerning the Requirements of Having a Bahraini Captain Onboard Traditional Ships 2003 Public Commission of the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife

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12 Decision No (2) Concerning the Ban on Importation, Distribution and Use of Nylon Nets for Fishing 2003 Public Commission of the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife

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13 Decision No (3) Concerning the Prohibition of Fishing Sea Cows, Turtles and Dolphins of All Types 2003 Public Commission of the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife

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14 Decision No (4) Concerning the Designation of Dohat Arad as a Natural Protected Area 2003 Public Commission of the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife

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15 Decision No. (4) Concerning the ban on the admittance of palm dates and some types of palm trees from other countries affected by palm tree pests 2004 Municipalities and Agricultural Affairs

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16 Decision No (39) Concerning the Formation of a Technical Committee to Combat Desertification 2004 Ministry of Municipalities and Agriculture Affairs

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17 Decision No (2) Concerning the Prohibition of Hunting and Trading in all Species of Bahraini Houbara and Bulbul Birds 2005 Public Commission of the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife

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18 Decision No (7) Concerning the Prohibition on the Use of Prism Nets (Multi Fiber) of Dual Layers or More 2005 Public Commission of the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife

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19 Decision No (8) Concerning the Organisation of the Operations of Artificial Reef Construction in the Fishing Waters of the Kingdom of Bahrain 2005 Public Commission of the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife

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20 Decision No (9) Concerning the Procedures for Obtaining Permits for Lodging Fishing Enclosures (Partitions) and Haddrahs 2005 Public Commission of the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife

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21 Decision No (10) Concerning the Registration of Fishing Boats with the Coast Guard 2005 Public Commission of the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife

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22 Decision No (11) Concerning Specifications of Prawning Nets 2005 Public Commission of the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife

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23 Decision No (12) Concerning Temporary Licenses for Amateur Fishing 2005 Public Commission of the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife

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24 Decision No (13) Concerning the Organisation of Fishing in Hawar Islands and its Surrounding Regional Waters 2005 Public Commission of the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife

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25 Decision No (15) Concerning the Procedures for Obtaining and Renewing a Fishing License 2005 Public Commission of the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife

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26 Decision No (10) Concerning the Procedure for the Public Commission of the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife to Commence its Mandate 2005 HM the King of Bahrain

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27 Decree No (43) for the Reorganization of the Public Commission for the Protections of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife 2005 HM the King of Bahrain

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28 Law No (53) Designating Tubli Bay as a Natural Protected Area 2006 HM the King of Bahrain

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29 Decision No (8) Concerning the Designation of the Area of the Bulthama Oyster Bed as a Natural Marine Protected Area 2007 Public Commission of the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife

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30 Decision No (3) Concerning the Ban on Fishing, Distribution or Sale of Prawns 2009 Public Commission of the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife

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31 Decision No (7) for the Formation of a Committee to Monitor and Prosecute Violations by Fisherman and Sea-goers 2009 Public Commission of the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife

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32 Decision No (8) Concerning Fishing by Sea Trip Enthusiasts 2009 Public Commission of the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife

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33 Decision No (9) Concerning the Ban on the Making and Use of Fishing Lines (Khayya) with Multiple Hooks 2009 Public Commission of the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife

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34 Decision No (11) Concerning the Cessation of the Issuance of Fishing and Prawning Licenses 2009 Public Commission of the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife

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35 Decision No (12) Concerning the Identification of Designated Prawning Areas 2009 Public Commission of the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife

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36 Decision No (4) Concerning the Amendment of some Provisions of Decision No (13) (2005) Concerning Organized Fishing around the Hawar Islands and its Surrounding Regional Waters 2010 Public Commission of the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife

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37 Decision No (8) Issuing the Regulation of Fishing Ports 2010 Public Commission of the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife

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38 Decision No (1) Concerning the Use of Drift Nets (Hayali) for Mackerel Fishing in Some Regions of Bahrain 2011 Public Commission of the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife

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39 Decision No (3) Amendment to Decision No (12) (2009) Concerning the Identification of Designated Prawning Areas 2011 Public Commission of the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife

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40 Decision No (4) Concerning the Ban on Fishing, Distribution or Sale of Prawns 2011 Public Commission of the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife

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41 Decision No (6) Concerning Controls for Fishing Lines (Khayya) with Multiple Hooks 2011 Public Commission of the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife

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42 Decision No (44) for the Establishment of the National Steering Committee for Biological Diversity 2011 Cabinet

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43 Decree No (90) for the Formation of the Supreme Council for Environment 2012 HM the King of Bahrain

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44 Decree No (91) Organizing the Executive Body of the Supreme Council for Environment 2012 HM the King of Bahrain

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45 Decree Law No (47) for the Establishment and Organization of the Supreme Council for Environment 2012 HM the King of Bahrain

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46 Decision No. 1 of 2012 regarding the protection of the shark species Abu Sayaf 2012 Public Commission of the Protection of Marine Resources,Environment and Wildlife

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47 Decision No. 2 of 2017 designating Najwat Bul Thamah as a Marine Protected Area 2017 Supreme Council for Environment

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48 Decision No. 3 of 2017 designating Hayr Bul Thamah, Hayr Shtayyah, Hayr Bu Am’mah as a Marine Protected Area 2017 Supreme Council for Environment

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Disclaimer: All original Bahrain legislation is issued in Arabic therefore the titles listed above have been unofficially translated by bnature (2015) for informational purposes only.