Oman suspends issuing licenses for establishment of artificial reefs

Ministry of Agricultural Fisheries Wealth and Water Resources
Ministry of Agricultural Fisheries Wealth and Water Resources

His Excellency Dr. Saud bin Hamoud bin Ahmed Al Habsi, Minister of Agricultural Wealth, Fisheries and Water Resources, issued Ministerial Decision No. 274/2023 to stop issuing licenses for the establishment of artificial reefs (Al Shadoud), which stated:

Based on the Living Aquatic Resources Law issued by Royal Decree No. 20/2019, and to the executive regulations of the Law of Marine Fishing and the Protection of Living Aquatic Wealth issued by Ministerial Resolution No. 4/94, And to the regulations regulating the establishment of artificial reefs (shadoud) issued by Ministerial Resolution No. 55/2004, Based on the public interest.

Article One: The issuance of new licenses for the establishment of artificial reefs (shaddoud) shall be suspended for a period of (5) five years from the effective date of this decision.

Article Two: This decision shall be published in the Official Gazette, and shall be effective from the day following the date of its publication. Issued on: 5/14/1445 AH Corresponding to: 11/28/2023

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