Omani students creates fishing line from mesquite tree

Muscat: The student company, Hyaal, affiliated to the University of Technology and Applied Sciences in Muscat, succeeded in creating environmentally friendly, safe and biodegradable fishing line, as it is made of cellulose fibers extracted from the mesquite tree (marine Ghaf).

Husna bint Khalfan Al Habsiyya, CEO of the company, said to Oman News Agency: The idea of ​​innovation came with the aim of creating an environmentally friendly product and reducing the negative impact of existing fishing equipment on the environment. To reach high quality, effective, sustainable and environmentally friendly fishing products.

She added that the team began searching for sustainable materials for making fishing lines, and after the studies and research conducted, we managed to extract the materials from the Prosopis jolliflora tree, known as mesquite (marine Ghaf), which is an invasive species harmful to the environment.

She confirmed that the company was able to turn the negative impact from this tree into positive to the environment. By using cellulose fibers from the mesquite tree to create biodegradable fishing line, in addition to finding a local product and not relying on imported products.

She indicated that the way to reach this product was full of difficulties and challenges, including obtaining sustainable materials; Finding a sustainable material suitable for strong fishing lines and meeting the needs of fishermen was quite a challenge, so we spent a lot of time researching and testing different materials before settling on cellulose fibers from the mesquite tree.

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