Ban on Shrimp-fishing, trading for 9 months from Dec 1, in Oman

Shrimp season oman
Shrimp season oman

Muscat: The Ministry of Agricultural Wealth, Fisheries and Water Resources announced the end of the shrimp fishing season in the Sultanate of Oman for this year on, November 30, 2021, explaining that the ban on shrimp fishing and trading during the period of fertilization, reproduction and natural growth, which begins from December 1, 2021 until August 31, 2022, will take effect.

The ministry called on all fishermen, fish carriers, companies, institutions, hotels, restaurants and individuals working in shrimp fishing and marketing to review the departments of agricultural and fisheries wealth and water resources or the fish development departments in the states to register the quantities of shrimp they have before the entry into force of the aforementioned ban period, stressing that it will not be allowed to trade and export Shrimp during the ban period unless previously registered.

The Ministry called on everyone to cooperate in this in order to achieve the public interest and to avoid legal procedures and penalties against violators, noting that the Living Aquatic Wealth Law punishes those who commit violations of fishing and possession of shrimp during the ban period with a fine of up to OMR 5,000 Omani riyals or imprisonment for a period of up to three months, or with both penalties, with Confiscation of the quantity or price of shrimp, the confiscation of the equipment used in committing the violation, and the temporary or permanent withdrawal of the fishing license.

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