Despite its isolated desert location, Naqua – which produces shrimp and barramundi in Saudi Arabia – is in the process of securing sufficient funding to more that double its output to 250,000 tonnes of seafood each year by 2030.
Seafood production has become a globalised industry and many countries have seafood industries that are being buoyed by overseas migrant workers – hard-working people who left their home countries, and often their entire families, to seek their fortunes abroad…
Francisca Samsing Pedrals – who has worked in the salmon sector in Chile, Australia and Norway – is relishing her new role at vet school in Sydney, where she wants to make more people aware of the opportunities offered in global aquaculture.
Dagón – Israel’s pioneering hatchery and leading fish farmer – offers a tantalising glimpse of how aquaculture in the MENA region is evolving and of the emerging species that have the greatest commercial potential.
Kane Mcguinn, founder and CEO of Atlas Aquaculture, has taken the experience he’s gained in the aquarium sector and applied it to the commercial production of species, including coral trout and giant groupers, in a unique RAS facility in Singapore.
Jack James, founder and CEO of Pontus Research*, talks about his company’s new Singapore operation, the challenges of founding a business, and how the aquaculture sector can help to revitalise post-industrial Wales.
Petros Thomas, who’s Greek and been in the marine aquaculture sector for 32 years, is currently working as assistant general manager and production operation manager for the Tabuk Fisheries Company in Saudi Arabia.