The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Water Resources Initiates Survey Project for Sustainable Fisheries in the Arabian Sea and Sea of Oman
As part of ongoing efforts to promote sustainable fishing practices, the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Water Resources is currently undertaking a survey project to explore the fisheries resources in the Arabian Sea and the Sea of Oman.
The primary objectives of the project include providing detailed information on fish biomass in Oman's seas, estimating masses, seasonal distribution, and species availability. Additionally, the project aims to offer valuable environmental and physical data that contribute to understanding biodiversity and environmental diversity in the Arabian Sea and the Sea of Oman.
Dr. Dawood bin Sulaiman Al Yahyaei, Director-General of Fisheries Research at the Ministry, emphasized the significance of this national project in preserving the sustainability of sea resources. He highlighted its role in providing essential information for developing optimal and sustainable utilization plans, as well as formulating policies to protect sea resources.
Furthermore, Dr. Al Yahyaei stated that the survey and exploration project in the Arabian Sea and the Sea of Oman will enhance food security and help identify appropriate seasons for fishing bans. -Based on ONA inputs.