OMAN – The three-month shrimp fishing season will begin on September 1 2015. As many as 12 varieties of shrimps have been recorded in Omani waters.
The sultanate’s total shrimp production in 2014 from artisanal fishing and aquaculture stood at 1,416 tonnes including 1,139 tonnes from non-traditional fishing. Of the total catch, 94 per cent was registered in Al Wusta while another four per cent was recorded in South Sharqiyah governorate.
In 2014, the sultanate exported 437 tonnes of shrimps including 378 tonnes to GCC countries. Of the total export to GCC countries, 363 tonnes were exported to UAE.
Source: Muscat Daily