Tue, 02 June 2020
An agreement was recently signed between the Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Ministry agriculture and marine resources agency and Kadi Group of companies for the setting up of a new fish farm in the Southern Governorate near the National Aquaculture Centre in Ras Hayyan. This step has been taken towards the government’s efforts in ensuring food security and self-sufficiency in Bahrain.
Ministry Under-Secretary, Dr Nabeel Abu Al Fateh, said: “The agency will provide the private companies with fish fingerlings that are in high demand in the Bahraini market, such as Hammour, Rabbit Fish (Safi) and Emperor Fish.” He added that company operations would be monitored and technical support would be offered to ensure adherence to agency standards. Dr Al Fateh went on to say that fish farming was an important pillar in the strategy aimed at adopting modern agricultural techniques, such as soil-free farming, while also using creative technologies for sustainable production.