Tuesday, 30 May 2017
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Muscat Declaration calls for boosting research on marine products


Oman Tribune
http://www.omantribune.com/index.php?page=news&id=30572&heading=Sports
By Jeta Pillai

MUSCAT Greater funding of research on marine products will lead to new ways in which they can aid nutrition and prevent ill-health among people, says the ‘Muscat Declaration.’

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Fishing for a sustainable future

After oil, fish is the number one earner of foreign currency in Oman. H.E. Dr. Hamed Said Al-Oufi, Undersecretary for Fisheries at the Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries, discusses the importance of this ancient business to modern-day Oman

http://www.worldfolio.co.uk/region/middle-east/oman/hamed-said-al-oufi-undersecretary-fisheries-ministry-agriculture-fisheries-oman-n996

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A research to investigate oxygen depletion in Arabian Sea

http://www.menafn.com/menafn/62809/A-research-to-investigate-oxygen-depletion-Arabian-Sea

A tri-nation ocean research to investigate oxygen depletion in the Arabian Sea will kick off next week with the arrival of an Indian Ocean research vessel, Sagar Kanya here, Manjeev Singh Puri, minister, Indian Embassy informed the media, yesterday.

Oman, India and the USA are collaborating on the Ocean Research Project focusing on the Arabian Sea.

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Changes in Omani Coastal Ecosystems

Changes in Omani Coastal Ecosystems

Horizon
Department of Public
Relations and Information
Sultan Qaboos University
https://www.squ.edu.om/Portals/33/almasar/Horizon1.pdf

Marine Scientists at SQU, who have been focusing on the oceanographic database for the Sea of Oman for the past three years, revealed that their pilot assessments of the inter-annual changes have implied a rising temperature in the upper 20 meter layer of the sea, which could result in strengthening thermal stratification of the water column, which is a warning sign.

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Symposium on environment problems of Arab countries

http://www.muscatdaily.com/Archive/Oman/Symposium-on-environment-problems-of-Arab-countries

The effect of climate change on agriculture will also be discussed

Symposium on environment problems of Arab countries


Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), in collaboration with the Association of Arab Universities, will next year organise a symposium to address the need for conservation and sustainable use of natural resources to minimise threats of water scarcity, desertification, pollution and climate change in the Arab world.

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