First batch of Qatari seabass fish from Samkna offshore farm reaches market.
Qatar , Qatar
23 November 2020, 12:00 AM
30 November 2020, 12:00 AM
‘Samkna’ has announced the launch of the first offshore aquaculture project in open waters using floating cages in Qatar and the region. Samkna also announced its first local production Qatari seabass, aiming at enhancing self-sufficiency of the country in fish production.
Samkna fish farm is located 50 kilometres from the coasts in the Qatari waters northeast of the Ruwais region. The total marine site area for the project is 900,000 square metres and includes 16 floating cages for the cultivation of a diverse type of fish of high economic value for which there is a large demand in the local market such as the Qatari Seabass.
In addition, Samkna has erected a factory on an area of 10,000 square metres in Ruwais close to the fish farm, which deals with all aspects of packaging and wrapping in cooperation with the most advanced international companies specialised in this industry to ensure that fish reaches the consumers fresh and in the least possible time.
Mohammed Al Qamra, general manager of Samkna said, “We are pleased to announce the launch of the Qatari seabass, the first production of Samkna in the market, which reflects the commitment of Al Qamra Holding to develop sustainable economic projects that contribute to the realisation of the Qatar National Vision 2030.”
On the occasion, Hamad Saleh Al Qamra, chairman of Qamra Holding, said, “Had it not been for government initiatives to support participation of the private sector in the state’s economic initiatives through partnership between public and private sectors, we would not have been able to complete the first project of its kind in Qatar and the region for offshore fish farming using floating cages technology.”