Why some beaches in Muscat stink?

Muscat: The Directorate General of Muscat Municipality has again reacted strongly to the complaints from citizens about the unpleasant odors that purportedly originate from the beaches in the Seeb area.

The municipality, in a statement released on Tuesday, said the fishermen have been the dumping the unfit fish caught during the day on the shores, which impact the health of the neighbourhood residents and the beach users.

Such unacceptable behavior leads to environmental pollution as stray dogs and insects feed on the rotten fish dumped by the fishermen.

The municipality said that it has made efforts by employing both the manpower and the necessary equipment to transport and dispose fish and help keep the beaches clean and free from health and visual contaminants.

municipality said that it has made concerted efforts by employing both the manpower and the necessary equipment to transport and dispose off fish and help keep the beaches clean and free from health and visual contaminants.

The municipality said the fishermen have been the dumping the unfit fish caught during the day on the shores, which impact the health of the residents in the neighbourhood.

The Municipality has called for concerted efforts between the official authorities and the community to raise the level of environmental awareness among citizens and owners of fishing boats and workers.