Covering an area of approximately 250sq km on the Red Sea Coast in Saudi Arabia the privately owned, National Aquaculture Group (NAQUA) is among the largest, fully integrated shrimp farms in the world. The 16 farms for shrimp and 3 circular cage farms for fish consisting of 14 to 20 cages each. Each farm has the capacity of 4,500MT of fish production are fed directly from the pristine, crystal clear waters of the Red Sea. Sustainability is an integral part of National Aquaculture Group’s commitment to its customers, employees and shareholders. Every aspect of production from hatchery to pond to plate is monitored and traceable.
Located 180kms south of the Saudi Arabia's commercial centre, Jeddah, and close to the ancient port town of Al Laith, National Aquaculture Group’s about 2,500 employees produce red sea shrimp (Litopenaeus Vannamei), red sea fish (Lates Calcarifer or Barramundi) and other Marine products for sale in Saudi Arabia and around the world. Every aspect of National Aquaculture Group's production is based on sustainability and traceability. National Aquaculture Group has a policy of low-density stocking and partial harvests to prevent overcrowding. An extensive Biosecurity program is maintained at all times with daily sampling of various elements from National Aquaculture Group’s scientists in the Quality & Sustainability Department.
National Aquaculture Group emerged from a research project in 1982 with commitment, dedication and a blend of science, art and practical intelligence, National Aquaculture Group is proud to have developed such a significant business, which it hopes will contribute to the wider diversification of the Saudi economy through the growth of the Aquaculture Industry in the Saudi Arabia. More than that, National Aquaculture Group is committed to maintaining and developing its operations to the general benefit of Saudi society economically, socially and environmentally.
National Aquaculture Group is synonymous with premium product but, that's not all. It is also about bio-security, a quality oriented seafood philosophy and our people. We are proud to breed different marine species ranging from red sea fish and red sea shrimp to marine algae and sea cucumber. This comes as part of our drive to cater for the diversity of our customers' needs. We capitalize upon the nature of our environment; the Red Sea's salinity enhancing the flavor and texture of our shrimp and fish.
Our on-site feed mill allows us to tailor make feeds for each species and each stage of their development to adulthood taking the utmost care of their welfare along the route by ensuring that they are not overcrowded or stressed during grow out.
Chubut's Shrimp Season Resumes After One-Month Pause Argentina
Vessels fishing north of Rawson continue to catch shellfish sizes L2 and L1; to the south similar sizes and somewhat smaller. The fishing production chain is slowly resuming. Yesterday, more than thir...