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Fish centre to be developed in Oman’s Duqm economic zone

The centre will include processing, laboratory, and logistics facilities, and is expected to help boost sustainable fishing and food safety in the sultanate

An agreement has been signed to establish a fish centre in SEZD [image: ONA].
An agreement has been signed to establish a fish centre in SEZD [image: ONA].

A fish centre is set to be developed in the Special Economic Zone in Duqm (SEZD), in Oman.

Oman Food Investment Holding Company (OFIC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Special Economic Zone Authority in Duqm (SEZAD) to establish the centre, Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.

The centre will include processing, laboratory, and logistics facilities, among others, and is expected to help bring about sustainable fishing, sustainable production processes and planning, season extension, trade promotion, certification, and food safety to the sultanate.

Under the agreement, fishery harbour facilities, landing areas for fish, support services, and processing facilities will be developed in Duqm.

In addition to ensuring an integrated supply chain for the processing of raw materials and the export of final products, the project will provide an appropriate site for seafood processing cluster with sufficient land space for expansion.

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