More than 579,000 tons of fish landed by artisanal fishing in Oman

Muscat: The total quantities of fish landed in artisanal fishing in the Sultanate by the end of October 2020 were about 579,817 tons, an increase of 28 percent compared to the previous month.

The statistics issued by the National Center for Statistics and Information indicated that the highest quantity of fish landed by artisanal fishing came in Al Wusta Governorate, where the quantity reached 219,193 tons, followed by the South Al Sharqiyah Governorate with 175,182 tons, then the governorates of North Al Batinah and South Al Batinah with 68,582 tons and the Governorate of Dhofar. At 63,669 tons, while the quantity of fish landed by artisanal fishing in Musandam governorate reached 27,400 tons and in the Governorate of Muscat 25,790 tons.

The largest quantity of fish landed in artisanal fishing came from the share of small pelagics, as the quantity reached 336 thousand and 33 tons at the end of last October, compared with 243,969 tons at the end of October 2019, with an increase of 37.7 percent.

As for the large pelagic fish landed in artisanal fishing, it increased by 59.8 percent to reach 134,571 tons by the end of last October, compared with 84,194 tons by the end of October 2019 AD, and the quantity of demersal fish landed in artisanal fishing by the end of last October reached 85,237 tons, an increase of 31.2 percent over The end of October 2019, when the quantity reached 64,947 tons.

As for the quantities of molluscs landed by artisanal fishing, they increased by 7.6 percent to reach at the end of last October 5,477 tons, compared with 5,132 tons by the end of October 2019 AD, and with regard to crustaceans and molluscs landed by artisanal hunting until the end of October 2020, 14,791 tons were downloaded compared to At 12,694 tons by the end of October 2019, and the quantity released by artisanal fishing of other fish reached 3,708 tons.

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