To upgrade the fisheries sector in the sultanate, the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources (MoAFWR) is developing markets across Oman.
Currently, the Seeb fish market in Muscat is being developed at a cost of RO1,750,000.
The project is 58 per cent complete, the ministry stated.
An official at the ministry said that the project aims to upgrade fish markets and provide a suitable environment for the sale and purchase of fish.
The market in Seeb includes a hall for displaying fish and another large open hall with 64 tables for retail sale, besides 44 tables for cutting fish.
The market also includes a number of facilities and shops to serve the market visitors including consumers, sellers and tourists.
Meanwhile, the ministry confirmed that the sultanate’s fish production increased by 34 per cent during the first half of 2020 compared to the same period of 2019.
From January to July 2020, Oman’s total fish production was up by 34 per cent to 372,000 tonnes valued at RO161mn compared to the same period of last year, according to statistics of the ministry.
The ministry said the quantity of fish exports reached 138,000 tonnes and was valued at RO58mn.
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