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5 people arrested for lobster fishing outside the season in Dhofar

15 Jan 2023

Muscat – Five people were arrested for catching lobsters illegally in Dhofar Governorate outside the lobster fishing season.

A statement issued by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources (MAFWR) said, ‘The fisheries control team at the Directorate General of Agricultural, Fisheries and Water Resources, in Dhofar Governorate, arrested five people on a fishing boat in the Wilayat of Sadah, for possessing lobsters caught illegally outside the specified season.’

The lobster fishing season in Oman starts from March 1 and ends on May 31 every year.

‘MAFWR organises monitoring campaigns in cooperation with relevant authorities, including the Coast Guard of Royal Oman Police, Royal Oman Navy, Maritime Security Centre, and the Ministry of Labour regularly,’ the statement added.

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