Muscat: Fisheries Development Oman (FDO), a pivotal entity in Oman’s fisheries and aquaculture sector, is set to participate in the highly anticipated 5th Oman AgroFood Exhibition and Conference. Taking place from December 4 to 6, 2023, at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC), Muscat, this event aligns with FDO’s commitment to sustainable growth and supporting the economic diversification goals outlined in Oman Vision 2040.
FDO, along with its subsidiary companies Blue Waters, Natural Shrimp Aquaculture company (NSA) & Oriental Shrimp Aquaculture Company (ORA) , will showcase a range of products, including White Pacific Shrimp and Seabream, demonstrating its dedication to quality and innovation. Representatives will be available for discussions, explaining the product range to visitors. Blue Waters, specializes in finfish operations, and Shrimp Aquaculture companies , focuses on developing shrimp aquaculture projects and processing facilities.
Live cooking sessions during the event will provide visitors with a taste of fresh Omani seafood products, fostering engagement and exploring business expansion opportunities with suppliers and distributors.
Under the patronage of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Water Resources, the 5th Oman AgroFood Exhibition and Conference brings together key decision-makers, thought leaders, and technology providers. The event highlights Oman’s stable economy, robust infrastructure, and commitment to expanding non-oil sectors in line with Vision 2040.
As an Investment and Development Group, FDO actively contributes to Oman’s economic landscape through diversified investments and infrastructure development. FDO and its subsidiaries engage in fishing fresh Horse Mackerel and a local mackerel species in the Arabian Sea area. Additionally, the company is involved in aquaculture, producing shrimp, shellfish, and other aquatic animals. FDO’s participation in the event aims to introduce fresh catches to the Omani market, catering to both local and global markets.
FDO’s Khalid Al Balushi, Sales Manager at NSA emphasized the significance of their participation, stating, “Our involvement in the Oman AgroFood Exhibition and Conference is crucial. It provides an opportunity to engage with local traders, enhance FDO’s standing in regional and global markets, and cultivate collaborations. Our primary goal is to finalize significant deals and draw investments into the fisheries and aquaculture sector, in addition to popularizing fresh catch in the local market.”
In addition to showcasing current endeavors, the spokesperson for FDO shared plans for growth, including exploring opportunities in aquaculture projects and expanding into modern boats and coastal fleets in the fisheries sector. Exciting projects on the horizon include Oyster farming and sea cucumber farming, highlighting FDO’s commitment to innovation and diversification.
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