Sultanate of Oman: National review on marine cage aquaculture


Oman has a long coast that faces three different seas with distinct environmental conditions. This, along with other structural and environmental advantages provides a high potential for the development of aquaculture activities. Aquaculture industry is still in its infancy stage but there is a strong commitment from the government to develop this sector in a competitive and sustainable manner that is in harmony with the social, economic, cultural and historic values of the country. Marine cage culture is an important sector of aquaculture in Oman. The first commercial aquaculture production in Oman came from this type of aquaculture.

Prepared by: Dawood Suleiman Al-Yahyai (Director of Aquaculture Centre - Ministry of Fisheries)



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