Oman Bans Export of Some Species of Fish

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
26 July 2012, at 1:00am

OMAN - The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has imposed a ban on export of some species of fish until 15 September.

The decision has been issued to ensure the local market has enough fish, reports GulfNews.

The banned varieties include gaithar (tuna), kanad (kingfish), sahwa, washran, sal, khayit, hamam, kafdar, talah, ghazal, debs, habs, kofdar talah, Ggazal and kofar.

This also requires the companies to market equal quantities of the types of fish known as shari, bayah, iqam, dalaa, ashkhali, sarif, andaq and hamoor (excluding disco) during the said period.

When the companies comply with this target quota, each will be granted a licence to export a quantity of fish equal to the quantity marketed locally.