June 12, 2012 in Features, Nation/World

Oyster farming

Long before the discovery of oil transformed the Gulf, the region’s pearl divers were a mainstay of the economy. Their way of life, however, also was changed forever after Japanese researchers learned how to grow cultured pearls in 1930s. Now a collaboration between pearl traders in Japan and the United Arab Emirates had brought oyster farming to the UAE for the first time.


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