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Emirates National Aquaculture aims to quadruple its production volumes

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Dubai-based Emirates National Aquaculture (ENA) has announced plans to increase its seabream production to 2,400 tonnes a year, after successfully achieving its initial target of 600 tonnes.

ENA aims to increase its sea bream production to 2,400 tonnes a year

ENA has cage farm at Dibba, Al Fujairah, in the Gulf of Oman. According to ENA, the farm is presently producing high-quality European sea bream, which are sold in the UAE market under the company’s own brand.

By developing sustainable aquaculture to improve food security and close the supply-demand gap for seafood in the UAE, ENA says that it aims to support and advance the vision of the country's leaders.

The UAE currently has one of the highest per capita intakes of seafood, equating to around 28 kg per person per year. ENA aims to provide the infrastructure and the knowledge needed to grow the country's aquaculture sector.

The company says that it has taken steps to improve its production capacity under the leadership of Imtiyaz Abdul Razak Kalsekar, a successful businessman with more than four decades of experience managing a conglomerate in the UAE. His goal is to ensure ENA is the country’s premier aquaculture company and to create a consistent and sustainable source of farmed seafood products to serve both the local and global markets.