First record of the Pacific bluefin tuna Thunnus orientalis (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844) from the coast off Sur, Sultanate of OmanJournal: International Journal of Environment, Agriculture and Biotechnology (Vol.2, No. 4)
Publication Date: 2017-07-02
Authors : Shama Zaki; Juma Al-Mamary; Abdul Aziz Al-Marzouqi; Lubna Al-Kharusi;
Page : 1752-1757
Keywords : coast off Sur; Pacific Bluefin; Arabian Sea.;
A single specimen of the Pacific bluefin tuna Thunnus orientalis was caught on 11 May 2017 in a long-line operated about 40 nautical miles off the coast of Sur atconfluent of Sea of Oman and Arabian Sea coast of Oman. This first record of its occurrence indicates the extension of distributional range of the species to the Arabian Sea coast of Oman.
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