Muscat – The Fisheries Development Oman Company (FDO), has unveiled its latest fishing vessel ‘Acila’ at Port Sultan Qaboos. Under the patronage of H E Sultan bin Salem al Habsi, the Minister of Finance, this vessel now joins the fleet of the Oman Pelagic Fish Company, affiliated with the group.
In partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Water Resources, these projects aim to promote the sustainable use of fish resources. The goal is to preserve these resources for the coming generations and protect the marine heritage of Oman’s fishermen.
Munir Ali al Muniri, Chairman of the Oman Fisheries Development Board, stated, “The fishing vessel ‘Acila’ is a state-of-the-art creation whose construction concluded just last month.”
He proudly emphasised that the vessel is currently hoisting the flag of Oman.
With a length of 85 meters, the vessel is equipped with a generous capacity of 1,800 cubic meters and has a carrying capability of 2,480 tons. These well-thought-out specifications contribute to its heightened efficiency and expanded range of capabilities during operations.
FDO plays a vital role in advancing the fisheries sector. It focuses on increasing fish production, supplying a variety of fish to the local market, adding value, and boosting the fisheries sector’s contribution to the GDP.
Furthermore, FDO is actively engaged in multiple endeavors to attain ecological sustainability. These efforts run parallel to the promotion and enhancement of the local fishing sector, aligning well with the goals outlined in Oman Vision 2040.
Eng Nabil al Bimani, CEO of Fisheries Development Oman, said, “Acila represents the company’s dedication to sustainable fishing methods while upholding exceptional quality standards. Through this investment, we are reinforcing Oman’s stature as an appealing investment hub both domestically and internationally within the realm of the fisheries industry.”