(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Muscat- The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MoAF) plans to create 4,000 job opportunities for Omanis in the fisheries sector by 2023.
It also seeks to increase fish production to 10,000 tonnes and enhance its contribution to the GDP to about RO300mn, said
H E Dr Fuad bin Ja'afar bin Mohammed al Sajwani, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries in a statement.
The ministry also endeavours to increase fish production to 1.3mn tonnes by attracting RO200mn worth of investments and increase the contribution of fisheries sector to the GDP to RO730mn. The ministry in cooperation with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has completed the sustainable agriculture and rural development strategy 2040. It also completed the Fisheries Development Strategy 2040 in cooperation with the World Bank.
The coming stage witnesses the opening of a number of projects such as fish processing and canning, vet vaccines and medicines and agricultural marketing, H E Dr Sajwani added.