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.
Scientists reveal ocean fish camouflage secrets United States
A team of scientists from the University of Texas, Austin, has found out that certain fish use microscopic structures called platelets in their skin cells to reflect polarized light, which allows the fish to seemingly disappear from their predators.
Shrimp leads investments in aquaculture Brazil
The shrimp is the species that recorded the highest level of investment among the five aquaculture resources evaluated this year by the Future Field Project of the Confederation on Agriculture and Livestock of Brazil.
Pew urges WCPFC to improve tuna fisheries Worldwide
The non-government organisation Pew Charitable Trusts has released its policy recommendations for the upcoming meeting of the members of the WCPFC, requesting its members to improve management of tuna fisheries in the western and central Pacific.
McDonald's Spain supports tuna sustainability Spain
Pacifical has welcomed the decision taken by McDonald's Spain to include its Marine Stewardship Council certified skipjack tuna on its national menu as part of the chain’s global commitment to sustainable fishing practices.
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