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Worlds Most Technologically Advanced Aqua-Farm Launched in Abu Dhabi

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Emirates AquaTech Caviar Farm LLC has launched Emirates AquaTech, which is the largest and most technologically advanced aqua-culture farm in the world. Based in Abu Dhabi, this 56,000 sqm farm produces premium Siberian caviar and sturgeon meat.

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Yasa Caviar, the premium caviar produced by Emirates AquaTech was debuted last night at a private event which was held at the Emirates Palace under the patronage and in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Crown Prince’s Court.

With a maximum capacity to produce 35 metric tons of caviar and 700 tons of sturgeon meat per year, Emirates AquaTech has the unrivalled ability to produce fresh Siberian caviar year round. This full life cycle farm utilises patented and leading fish breeding technology allowing for an economically viable, environment-friendly and sustainable aquaculture farm not only in terms of local resources but also internationally.

By supplying year round premium and fresh farmed sturgeon caviar Emirates AquaTech is playing an important role in supporting the protection of the globally endangered wild sturgeon species.

Speaking at the event, Mr Mohammed Hazzam Al Dhaheri, Chairman of Emirates AquaTech commented: “We are delighted and proud to be launching Emirates AquaTech and inviting our guests to taste our premium Siberian caviar, Yasa Caviar. Tonight is the result of four years of hard work that is only possible thanks to the visionary leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.

He added, “Our inspiration was to contribute to their long term strategy set out in Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 and to play a role in building of a sustainable, diversified and value-added economy here in our capital city.

Yasa Caviar along with all Emirates AquaTech products will be marketed exclusively by Garamond International. Managed by a team of experienced caviar experts and with offices in Abu Dhabi and Barcelona, Garamond International is well positioned to ensure this UAE produced delicacy reaches the most demanding customers world wide.

Mrs Sara Morales, General Manager of Garamond International said: “We are very excited to have the exclusive rights to market Yasa Caviar and all Emirates AquaTech products.”

She added: “There certainly is world demand for premium, responsibly and sustainably produced Siberian caviar and Yasa Caviar meets all these requirements. From its wonderful light to dark grey shines in complexion, to its light salt flavor with a creamy sensation that leaves a long lasting taste of hazelnut, Yasa Caviar will be enjoyed by many demanding consumers around the world and we at Garamond International are looking forward to contributing to the success of this exceptional brand.”