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Oman calls on World Bank for fisheries projects

The country aims to develop an ecologically sustainable and profitable fisheries sector

21-Aug-2015 - Oman has asked the World Bank for support in revamping its fisheries sector, as the country embarks on a major investment programme to boost its seafood output.

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