Tag Archive: Oman

Jul 16 2017

Honeycomb moray eel (Gymnothorax favagineus) in Damaniyat Island, Oman (Video)

Video client: Patricia Martin Cabrera Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel)     The video was filmed in Damaniyat Island (Al Batinah region), Sultanate of Oman. The honeycomb moray eel, Gymnothorax favagineus shown in the video is a species of marine fish in the family Muraenidae and is one of the largest of Indo-Pacific morays and …

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Jan 09 2017

Fish export from Oman – Video

  This video was filmed during a brief visit to the facility of Oman Fisheries Company (Muscat) facility in 2013.  According to FAO, 99,007 tons of fish with amount of about 142.9 million US$ of fish has been exported from Oman in 2013. The major export destinations for Oman fishery products in general are the …

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Jun 20 2016

Sohar fish market in Oman (Video)

This video shows the facility of the Sohar fish market and describes the sections of the market including the displays, cutting and preparation sections. The information id found on the video youtube channel.  

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Jul 11 2014

Sun-dried shark meat in the Sultanate of Oman

The photos show the drying process of shark meat done in a facility located at Qurayat, the Sultanate of Oman. The drying is done above the ground on wire screened racks. Above ground drying protects the product against land insects. This system allows top and bottom drying throughout the drying process that lasts around 2 …

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Jul 11 2014

Sun-drying octopus in the Sultanate of Oman

The sun-drying of octopus has been practiced –especially in Greece- for centuries as a means to tenderize the octopus before grilling. Fishermen probably hung them over the ships ropes to dry out. The photo which was taken in Salala, Oman shows a simple and a smart method in which the drying of octopus is done …

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Jun 25 2014

Pharaoh Cuttlefish, Sepia pharaonis (Distribution – biology – utilization – threats)

Photo credit: Sharmala Naidoo (South Africa)  Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Website founder) Introduction: Cuttlefish are sea molluscs that belong to the order Sepiida and to the Cephalopoda class. The photo that shows a specimen of “Pharaoh Cuttlefish” was taken at Sahar landing site, the Sultanate of Oman. The pharaoh cuttlefish (Sepia pharaonis) is a large cuttlefish species that …

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Mar 22 2014

Fishing, drying and trade of anchovies in the Sultanate of Oman

Credit: Hussein Ali Mohammed Alshihi (Oman) One of the photos show a group of fishermen who are handling their catch of anchovies which was caught in the sea and then after pulled close to the shore using special gillnets. The caught anchovies are sun-dried and marketed as dried anchovies where the price of the 4-kg dried …

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Mar 22 2014

Salted tuna in the Sultanate of Oman

Credit: Hussein Ali Mohammed Alshihi (Oman) The photo shows barrels containing salted tuna. In periods and/or seasons when the tuna fishery is abundant, the price of fresh tuna declines and hence fishermen process their tuna through salting their catch of their catch. The salted tuna in the shown barrels is marketed in prices which could range …

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Nov 16 2013

Fouling and anti-fouling practices

Fouling is the growth of barnacles, weed, and other water life on the submersed hull of the boat. The colonization of fouling organisms on the boat hull adversely affect the sailing boat or ship in several ways including reducing its speed and durability especially when marine borers colonize wooden boats and dhows. Moreover, fouled ships …

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Jul 31 2013

Industrial reefs and fishery resources

Photo credit: Hussein Ali Mohammed Alshihi (Oman)       Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal Historic information: Artificial reefs have been around for hundreds of years starting in Japan in the 1600s. The sunken or deteriorating ship wrecks and vessels (e.g. cars, bus bodies, and railroad cars) have been utilized to attract fish and enhance fishery …

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