His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, visited the Fish Farm in Jebal Ali on Tuesday.
The Ruler of Dubai was accompanied by the Crown Prince of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Chairman of the Dubai Media Council His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
.@HHShkMohd, accompanied by @HamdanMohammed, @MaktoumMohammed and @AhmedMohammed, visits Fish Farm in #Dubai, which produces about 3,000 tons of organic fish per year.https://t.co/D8ZkbzNft6 pic.twitter.com/AMDu4zTdwY— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) June 23, 2020
Sheikh Mohammed affirmed that expanding domestic food production is a strategic objective and one of the main pillars of the National Food Security Strategy.
He has also praised the country’s ability to ensure sustained flow of food supplies during the exceptional circumstances affected by the COVID-19 outbreak without witnessing any shortage.
His Highness has also called on all young Emiratis to propose new ideas and projects that will help further enhance food production in the future.
The Fish Farm produces around 3,000 tonnes of organic fish a year and focuses on building marine fish breeding and hatchery facilities to support local markets.
They are able to do so through the main facility in Dubai and two branches in Dibba Al Fujairah and Umm Al Quwain.
.@HHShkMohd: Food is a strategic commodity and we look to young Emiratis to propose new ideas and projects to help further enhance food production. We have a clear strategy and sufficient resources to achieve our objectives. pic.twitter.com/Mge7IDRrdF— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) June 23, 2020