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1,200kg of off-season fresh shrimp seized

21 Jun 2020

1,200kg of fresh shrimp was seized by the fish control team in Muscat Governorate.

In a statement, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, said, ‘In cooperation with the Royal Oman Police (ROP), the fish control team in the Governorate of Muscat seized more than 1,200kg of fresh shrimp that was circulated outside the fishing season.’ Necessary legal measures are underway against the violators.

The three-months shrimp catching season in Oman starts from 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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