To boost fish production and provide quality products to local and international markets, Oman’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources (MAFWR) is exerting efforts to set up new factories across the sultanate.

According to the ministry, the number of fish factories increased to 105 in 2021, compared to 97 in 2020, a year-on year increase of 8.2 per cent.

MAFWR’s statistics indicate that the number of fish factories that have obtained quality control certificates and licence to export is 64.

Salman bin Khalaf al Subhi, director of Marketing and Fisheries Industries Department in the ministry, informed that MAFWR’s efforts to provide quality fish products to local and international markets is in line with Oman Vision 2040.

The ministry is working on stimulating the growth of the fish processing and marketing sector by encouraging investors, facilitating procedures, developing marketing mechanisms and opening new markets.