The fully-integrated hatchery, farm and processing facility located south of Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was built at a cost of more than $350m and was established in a bid to tap into the booming global seafood market.
The company presently exports in excess of 13,000 tonnes of shrimp every year to more than 30 countries. NPC has recently commenced the construction of the second phase of the project's pond, which will significantly increase its annual production to more than 45,000 tonnes of premium quality shrimp.
NPC's product-line is currently marketed locally and internationally under the brand name “ Al- Watania” and other international brand names.
Aquaculture handbook to help develop the sector Pakistan
Pakistani scientists together with the US Department of Agriculture and American Soybean Association launched a handbook aimed at improving aquaculture practices in the Asian country.
Vulnerable marine ecosystems in African coast sought Spain
Researchers from the Spanish Institute of Oceanography and the University of Vigo, belonging to the science team EcoAfrik project, are participating in an offshore oceanographic campaign, off the coast of South Africa and Namibia, looking for Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems that require protection.
Geoduck exporters complicated by Hong Kong Canada
B.C. geoduck exporters were forced to stop their daily shipments to Hong Kong due to a ban issued by Chinese authorities citing unacceptable levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning.
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