Trucial States: fishing industry

FO 1016/835 1965 Jan 01 - 1965 Dec 31

This file contains correspondence relating to:

  • Visit by Group Captain M M A Cheema of the Associated Fisheries Corporation Karachi to Dubai and Bahrain to establish a fishing industry at the former as a joint venture with local interests; and the establishment by Cheema of the Arabian Sea Transport and Fisheries Corporation
  • Visit of the Chief Fisheries Officer of the Fisheries Department in Aden V T Hinds to Dubai at the invitation of the Ruler Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum and Hind's subsequent flights to, and consultations in Bahrain, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and Muscat. It includes a summary of recommendations in Hind's report on fisheries in the Trucial States and a copy of Hind's 'Impressions of a Fishing Industry - Dubai - Trucial States - Arabian Gulf'
  • Visit by Hugh F Eagleton to the Trucial States on behalf of Christian Salvesen [and the Ross Group] and his proposals for the construction of a fish meal factory at Khor Fakkan [Khawr Fakkan]
  • Engagement by Salvesen of a Norwegian fisheries expert Captain Erik Wiig, who will be travelling to Aden and Dubai to investigate current prospects in the Trucial States
  • Expression of interest by Mr Rabbetts and A Tawfik of Development Contractors Limited and their Iranian counterpart Engineers International Corporation Limited in being appointed as consultants to the government-owned Southern Fisheries Company Iran
  • Letter from J W Smith to D D Asprey on the link between Cheema and Rabbetts
  • Request for permission to fish in the territorial waters of the Trucial States, Oman,and Hadhramaut by Abdul Majed Sayyed Hasan Behbahani of International Fisheries Company Limited, communicated to the Commercial Secretariat of the British Embassy Kuwait
  • Request by the Director-General of the Government of Qatar Dr Hasan Kamel for a British firm to assist in the establishment of a government-owned fishing industry in Qatar and the establishment by Ross Group (International) of the Bahrain Fishing Company
  • Proposal by W P Appleyard of Ross Group (International) to the Ruler of Qatar Sheikh Ahmad Bin Ali Al Thani for the establishment of the Qatar Fishing Company
  • Letter from the Deputy Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah Sheikh Khalid Bin Saqr Al Qasimi to the Political Agent in Dubai H G Balfour-Paul on the first and second reports composed by Hinds