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Ministry setting up village for fishermen in Masirah

2 Sep 2020

As part of its effort to support the fisheries sector and Omani fishermen, the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources (MoAFWR) is constructing the second fishermen’s village in the wilayat of Masirah in South Sharqiyah governorate.

The village is being built on an area of 4,537sq m. 

The ministry stated that the project aims to establish special villages for fishermen to enable jobseekers to work in the profession in fish-rich areas. The project also aims to support the sector contribute more to the national economy.

The ministry has allocated lands close to the coast to establish villages for fishermen with complete facilities that achieve an appropriate and safe environment for the stability and service of fishermen from various governorates. 

The ministry recently established the first fishermen’s village in the wilayat of Duqm. 

With an area of 4,573 sq m, it benefits about 500 Omani fishermen in Al Wusta governorate.

The diverse marine wealth and abundance of fisheries production in the Governorate of Al Wusta were behind the selection of the wilayat of Duqm to build the village. 

The governorate is rich in different species of Omani fish, such as shrimps, lobsters, abalones, kingfish and sardines, and has multiple fishing seasons, due to its vast coastline overlooking the Arabian Sea.

Fisheries production in the Governorate of Al Wusta in 2019 was about 720,669 tonnes, which was the highest among the governorates of the sultanate. 

Production was valued at RO74.961mn.

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