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Dhalkut Port pushes the wilayat towards growth and development


The fishing port in the Wilayat of Dhalkut is one of the achievements of the blessed Renaissance and is part of a series of sea fishing ports along the Omani coasts extending from Khasab to Dhalkut. The port contributes to the development of the fisheries sector in the wilayat and is the only seaport in the western region of Dhofar Governorate. It provides its services to fishermen and sea surfers, and greatly serves the people of Dhalkut and Rakhyut.

Omar Al Amri, Director of the Fisheries Development Department in Dhalkut, said that the port of Dhalkut, which was opened in 1998, is one of the vital and important projects in the wilayat. The port was provided with a plant for the production of ice, cooling and freezing of fish, and a fuel station for fishermen's boats.

He added that there is a fish market in the port, which is equipped with the necessary supplies to help fishermen sell the fish. There are also other public services and a large shade for seating. Among the services that were planned and still need investing parties are the workshops for the maintenance and repair of boats and marine machines.

Al Amri added that the number of fishermen who benefited from the port in the wilayat is approximately 400 fishermen, other than the fishermen who come from other wilayat, especially from Rakhyut.

He explained that the seasons of fishing continue throughout the year, but in different quantities, while there are specific seasons for fishing lobster or shrimp, as well as squid, which sometimes comes in abundance in the autumn season and the beginning of al Serb Season (July-October).

Al Wathiq Bawein, a fisherman, said, "The port provided us with many facilities and services, and fishing became continuous throughout the year when sometimes we used to stop fishing due to the roughness of the sea. It provides a well-designed gateway for easy entry and exit of fishing as well as the dried sharks, which is our most important perennial marine crop. These fishing ports and communities have played important roles in spatial use of the sea, in effective use, maintenance and control of living resources and in a succession of sea culture.

The sea fishing port in Dhalkut is one of the most important promising achievements as it can receive large wooden fishing vessels to stimulate the purchasing movement of various marine products.

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