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MoAF seizes off-season shrimp catch

17 May 2020

The fish control team in Muscat Governorate seized more than one tonne of fresh shrimp that was caught out of season, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MoAF) announced. 

In a statement, MoAF warned fishermen to comply with fishing season. ‘Legal measures will be taken against violators,’ it said. 

The three-months shrimp catching season is September to November every year. There are 12 shrimp species in the sultanate, but only four species are caught using traditional nets, including white Indian shrimps, white shrimps, tiger prawns and dotted shrimps. 

Shrimp fisheries are found in the waters of the sultanate in Masirah Island, Mahout, the coastal areas of Al Wusta and along the coastal strip in South Sharqiyah governorate.

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