Saudi Arabian authorities seize boat carrying over 200 seabird eggs

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Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture has seized a fishing boat carrying 248 seabird eggs. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture has seized a fishing boat carrying 248 seabird eggs. (SPA)
Updated 03 July 2018
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Saudi Arabian authorities seize boat carrying over 200 seabird eggs

  • The ministry said that they seized the boat after surveying the coasts north of Farasan Island
  • The eggs were handed to officials at the Saudi Wildlife Authority to return them back to their habitat

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture has seized a fishing boat carrying 248 eggs of seabirds, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Tuesday.
The boat, skippered by its owner and another person, was seized by the ministry's directorate off the coast of Jazan province, along with the Saudi Wildlife Authority in the Farasan Island's governorate.
The seizure included 80 eggs for Galilean birds, 160 eggs for the Sterna paradisaea birds, and 8 eggs belonging to the gulls species.
They were captured from their nests in the island of Mount Abu Hamad, one of the islands located in the archipelago of the Farasan Islands.
The ministry said that they seized the boat after surveying the coasts north of Farasan Island.
The eggs were handed to officials at the Saudi Wildlife Authority to return them back to their habitat.


King Salman receives Saudi education officials

King Salman receives officials of theMinistry of Education and Saudi universities at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Monday. (SPA)
Updated 11 December 2018
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King Salman receives Saudi education officials

  • The king stressed the role of education in the development of a country

RIYADH: Top officials of the Ministry of Education and Kingdom’s universities on Monday called on King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. 

The king stressed the role of education in the development of a country. Saudi Arabia ranks as the largest market for education services in the region, and it also accounts for a growing number of students enrolled in the kindergarten to grade 12 education system in the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council. 

Strong government support over the past few years has led to the continuous expansion of the education sector by inviting private players to enter the space.

According to a study conducted by Research and Markets, the higher education industry of the Kingdom inclined at a single digit compound annual growth rate during the period 2012-2017. 

The establishment of new universities due to increased investments in the education sector was the key contributor to the augmented revenues generated by the market players.