Saudi Arabia shrimp, barramundi producer seeking to expand exports
The arid climate of Saudi Arabia may not seem like a prime region for seafood production, but National Aquaculture Group (NAQUA)
“Fish [grown in] the Red Sea, which has a very high salinity, have a special flavor,” Michael Fog, sales director for NAQUA (Stand 5-229), told SeafoodSource at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, Belgium.
The company has 400 ponds of about 10 hectares in size in which it produces Pacific white (
“We’re looking to improve our [regional] market,” he added. “There are 400 million people in the region, 90 million in Egypt alone.” But the goal at Seafood Expo Global is to attract more international business.
About 60 percent of NAQUA’s seafood production is exported to Asia, the United
NAQUA in January became the Middle East’s first aquaculture producer to earn Best Aquaculture Practices certification.