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Ministerial Decision

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Water Resources: Ministerial Decision 11/2023 Amending Some Provisions of the Food Safety Regulation

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Based on the Law on Food Safety promulgated by Royal Decree 84/2008,

Royal Decree 92/2020 Amending the Name of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries to the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Water Resources, Determining Its Competences, and Adopting Its Organisational Structure,

and the Food Safety Regulation issued by Ministerial Decision 2/2010,

and in pursuance of public interest,

it is hereby decided

Article I

A new clause numbered 15 is hereby added to annex 2 (Violations and Administrative Fines) attached to the aforementioned Food Safety Regulation with the following text:

No Violation Administrative Fine (in Rial Omani)
15 Producing and/or importing and/or marketing food products to which titanium dioxide (E171) is added. 1,000

Article II

This decision shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force after 6 (six) months from the date of its publication.

Issued on: 25 Jumada Al-Akhirah 1444
Corresponding to: 18 January 2023

Dr Saud bin Hamoud bin Ahmed Al-Habsi
Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Water Resources

Published in Official Gazette 1477 issued on 22 January 2023.

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Ministerial Decision

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Water Resources: Ministerial Decision 241/2022 Banning the Hunting, Gathering, Possession, and Dealing of Abalone

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Based on the Aquatic Living Resources Law promulgated by Royal Decree 20/2019,

and the Executive Regulation of the Law of Sea Fishing and Protection of Aquatic Living Resources issued by Ministerial Decision 4/94,

and in pursuance of public interest,

it is hereby decided

Article I

Hunting and gathering of abalone is hereby banned during the fishing seasons of 2022 and 2023.

Possessing, preparing, and dealing of abalone during the aforementioned ban period is also hereby banned. Dealing includes transportation, sale, purchase, and export, and all associated activity relating to the hunting and circulation of abalone.

Article II

The quantities of abalone hunted in the seasons prior to the issuance of this decision registered with the fisheries directorates of the ministry are exempt from the ban stipulated in the second paragraph of article I of this decision. Such quantities shall be dealt with by virtue of permits issued by the competent authority to the concerned parties.

Article III

This decision shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the day following the date of its publication.

Issued on: 10 Jumada Al-Awwal 1444
Corresponding to: 4 December 2022

Dr Saud bin Hamoud bin Ahmed Al-Habsi
Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Water Resources

Published in Official Gazette 1471 issued on 11 December 2022.

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Ministerial Decision

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Water Resources: Ministerial Decision 240/2022 Suspending the Receipt of Applications for the Approval for Obtaining the Licence for the Activity of Retail Sale in Specialised Stores of Fish, Other Sea Foods, and Their Products

Arabic

Based on the Aquatic Living Resources Law promulgated by Royal Decree 20/2019,

Royal Decree 92/2020 Amending the Name of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries to the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Water Resources, Determining Its Competences, and Adopting Its Organisational Structure,

and the Executive Regulation of the Law of Sea Fishing and Protection of Aquatic Living Resources issued by Ministerial Decision 4/94,

and in pursuance of public interest,

it is hereby decided

Article I

The receipt of applications for the approval for obtaining the licence for the activity of retail sale in specialised stores for fish, other sea foods, and their products shall be temporarily suspended for a period of 6 (six) months.

Article II

This decision shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force after 7 (seven) days from the date of its publication.

Issued on: 4 Jumada Al-Awwal 1444
Corresponding to: 28 November 2022

Dr Saud bin Hamoud bin Ahmed Al-Habsi
Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Water Resources

Published in Official Gazette 1470 issued on 4 December 2022.

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Ministerial Decision

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Water Resources: Ministerial Decision 211/2022 Designating the Ports for Unloading and Inspection Operations for Omani and Foreign Fishing Ships

Arabic

Based on Royal Decree 26/2013 regarding the Accession of the Sultanate of Oman to the Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing,

the Aquatic Living Resources Law promulgated by Royal Decree 20/2019,

and Ministerial Decision 16/2021 Designating Some Ports for Unloading and Inspection Operations for Foreign Fishing Ships,

and in pursuance of public interest,

it is hereby decided

Article I

The following ports are hereby designated for unloading and inspections operations for Omani and foreign commercial fishing ships requesting permission to enter the ports of the Sultanate of Oman:

1. Port of Salalah.

2. Port of Duqm.

3. Duqm Fishing Port.

Article II

The aforementioned Ministerial Decision 16/2021 is hereby repealed.

Article III

This decision shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the day following the date of its publication.

Issued on: 28 Rabi Al-Awwal 1444
Corresponding to: 24 October 2022

Dr Saud bin Hamoud bin Ahmed Al-Habsi
Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Water Resources

Published in Official Gazette 1465 issued on 30 October 2022.

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Ministerial Decision

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Water Resources: Ministerial Decision 185/2022 Issuing the Regulation of Food Fortification

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Published in Official Gazette 1459 issued on 18 September 2022.

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Ministerial Decision

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Water Resources: Ministerial Decision 164/2022 Amending Some Provisions of the Executive Regulation of the Veterinary Quarantine law

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Published in Official Gazette 1453 issued on 7 August 2022.

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Ministerial Decision

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Water Resources: Ministerial Decision 156/2022 Amending Some Provisions of Ministerial Decision 31/2009 Declaring Agricultural Quarantine Areas

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Published in Official Gazette 1452 issued on 1 August 2022.

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Ministerial Decision

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Water Resources: Ministerial Decision 121/2022 Banning the Fishing, Possession, and Dealing in Sea Cucumber

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Published in Official Gazette 1448 issued on 3 July 2022.

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Ministerial Decision

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Water Resources: Ministerial Decision 82/2022 Amending Some Provisions of the Executive Regulation of the Law on the Management of Pastures and Livestock

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Published in Official Gazette 1439 issued on 24 April 2022.

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Ministerial Decision

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Water Resources: Ministerial Decision 83/2022 Amending Some Provisions of the Food Safety Regulation

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Published in Official Gazette 1439 issued on 24 April 2022.