Kuwait Economy and Way of Life before & after the Discovery of Oil . By Fajer AlAbdelrazaq and Ala’a AlMulla Kuwait University ELU-Science College English 090/60. Kuwait Pearl diving.
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FajerAlAbdelrazaq and Ala’aAlMulla
Pearl Diving was one of the main occupations of Kuwaiti peoplein the early days and before the oil was discovered
Pearling proved to be very beneficial for the economy of Kuwait in the past
Pearl Diving has become an integral part of the Kuwaiti culture
Pearling was a major source of wealth
Moreover, the Kuwait pearl diving reflects an important aspect of the Kuwaiti culture (this item is the same as the first one above)
Fifty years ago Kuwait was self sufficient in marine foods and despite a 20-fold increase in population, fishing still provides 50% of the country’s seafood requirements.
But stocks are being depleted through overfishing and the breeding grounds are being polluted by increased sediment due to marsh-draining in southern Iraq(no need for this part Group 3 might talk about it)
Kuwaitis used to travel to the harbors of the Gulf and the Indian Ocean to transport goods and conduct trade, which was known as traveling.(give examples of some goods)
Kuwait Trading and fishing of Oil
Kuwaiti merchants would sail to distant locations in locally built sailing dhows.
Many were involved in pearl diving, boat building and general trading.
Fishing provided an essential food for the locals. (please add names of some famous dhows)