North Batinah fishermen net huge Oysters catch

T TV Tuesday 18/June/2019 18:29 PM
By: Times News Service

The oyster is one of the most popular food options for Batinah residents at this time of year.

“Some of the coastal areas in North Batinah have seen large quantities of oysters collected by the fishermen. Oyster is known locally as “Um Awainah”.This is due to environmental factors and marine currents. The collected quantity of oyster was estimated at 9 tons.”- Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries

Specialists have affirmed that two species of the oyster have been identified.

The oysters are found in both the Oman and the Arabian Gulf at the sandy bottom.