Total value of fish production in Oman crosses OMR 379M

MUSCAT : The Governorate of Muscat led the growth in artisanal fishing, as its production increased by 20.2 percent by the end of November 2022, to reach 31,651 tons, compared to 26,331 tons during the same period in 2021.

The production in the governorates of North and South Al Batinah also increased by 2.5 percent by the end of November 2022, reaching 64,133 tons, compared to 62,567 tons during the same period in 2021. The governorates of Al Wusta, Al Sharqiyah South, Dhofar and Musandam recorded a decrease in the amount of fish produced through artisanal fishing.

The Governorate of Al Wusta decreased by 33.2 percent, followed by the Governorate of South Al Sharqiyah by 28.7 percent, the Governorate of Dhofar by 17.0 percent, and the Governorate of Musandam recorded a decrease of 0.8 percent.

Commercial fishing, which accounts for majority of the Sultanate of Oman’s fish production, recorded a growth of 13.4 percent to reach 41,129 tons, compared to 36,281 tons at the end of the same period in 2021. Coastal fishing also recorded a growth of 8.6 percent to reach 4,566 tons, compared to 4,203 tons at the end of the same period in 2021.

The data indicated that the production rate of small surface fish decreased by the end of November 2022 by 34.3 percent, as its production reached 299,781 tons, compared to 455,983 tons at the end of the same period in 2021. As for large surface fish, production rate decreased by 12.0 percent; while the rate of demersal fish production decreased by 11.7 percent, the rate of crustacean fish production decreased by 10.7 percent, and crustaceans and molluscs increased by 6.9 percent.

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