My first goal is for our country is to be a successful and pioneering model in the world at all levels, and I will work with you to achieve that.
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques
King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Our first wealth, which is not equal to one, whatever it is: An ambitious people, mostly young people, is the pride of our country and ensuring its future with God's help.
His Royal Highness Prince
Mohammed Bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense
Vision of the Conference and Exhibition:
Leadership and excellence in organizing international events for scientific experience sharing and showcasing investment opportunities to promote economic growth in fisheries sector and realizing SDGs locally, regionally and globally.
The extensive Red Sea coastline, with its pristine waters and favourable environmental conditions is considered a largely unexploited goldmine in terms of its marine resources and capacity for aquaculture production. Properly and sustainably managed, it could provide high quality nutritional seafood products to the domestic and wider international markets.
In general, the Kingdom’s strategic geographic position presents an ideal opportunity for the country to become a major quality seafood exporter serving the GCC market as well as the European and the Asian markets.
The national plan for the fisheries and aquaculture sectors, under VISION 2030, is targeting to assist the private sector to produce around half million thousand tons of seafood. Aquaculture in particular, seeks to create a strong pillar for the country’s new economy, contribute to the GDP, provide skilled employment, and help effectively address the issue of food security in the most environmentally sustainable manner.
To achieve this plan, the government has established the National Fisheries Development Program (NFDP). The NFDP is the executive arm for the implementation of the government’s strategy for the development of the fisheries and aquaculture industries, in line with the Vision 2030 objectives. The NFDP has been provided it with a ‘toolbox’ which includes carefully planned key initiatives, which are expected to act as catalysts for the industry’s further growth, by mobilizing private interest and investment on the sector.
Smart and sustainable use of the unique natural and environmental resources, along with the seafood market potential for growth at national, regional and wider international levels, are the cornerstones of this strategy, which is already unfolding