Muscat: The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries in Oman has launched a campaign urging customers to avoid any purchase of fish from street vendors.
The ministry said in a statement, "To maintain your health avoid buying fish from the peddlers."
It may be noted that a large quantities of fish are regularly seized by
the regional municipalities, including the Muscat Municipality, as they
are deemed to be unfit for consumption.
The Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources (MRMWR) has issued a decision stipulating public health and hygiene regulations for vendors.
Vendors will be also charged RO10 for each violations such as operating without a health card, and if found to be wounded or sick.
Vendors will be charged RO30 for operating without a licence, RO15 for non-renewal of the licsense, RO5 for not displaying the license at an appropriate place in the cart, RO50 for praticising during the ‘suspended’ period and RO50 for not allowing the municipal and other authorized inspectors to perform their duties.