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NEOM's developers reveal details of ambitious aquaculture plans


The developers of NEOM, the futuristic city that is planned for the Saudi Arabian coast of the Red Sea, have unveiled plans to produce 80,000 tonnes of seafood through innovative aquaculture projects on the site.  During a presentation at this week’s Saudi International Marine Exhibition and Conference in Riyadh, the developers said that they aim to focus on the construction of innovative marine and land-based aquaculture production systems.  Species of interest include yellowtail kingfish, great amberjack, orange-spotted grouper and meagre.

The developers are also planning to implement a number of technologies to produce high-quality protein for aquafeeds. According to the presentation, this will include 7,000 tonnes of insect protein.

Both primary and secondary processing facilities are also included in the plans. Given that 71 percent of the country’s seafood is currently imported, the developers see the domestic market as offering plenty of opportunities.

Read the full story at The Fish Site