Jordan explores expanding fish farming to meet market demand

Agriculture Minister Khaled Al-Hnaifat
(Photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — The Jordanian government is actively seeking to promote and enhance the sustainability of the fish farming sector, from production to marketing, according to Agriculture Minister Khaled Al-Hnaifat. اضافة اعلان

In a meeting with fish farming associations within the country on Monday, September 11, the minister outlined a comprehensive plan to consolidate the sector into a single major hub, encompassing manufacturing stages to enable the refrigeration and freezing of products and catering to local market demands.

Empowering local markets
Hnaifat said that Jordan presently imports approximately 16,000 tonnes of fish annually, but he anticipates that with proper organization and the provision of desired quantities and varieties of river fish, local production could meet domestic market requirements, Jordan News Agency, Petra reported.

The ministry is firmly committed to supporting the endeavors of individuals and associations, offering financial aid of JD100,000, low-interest loans of up to JD500,000, and facilitating connections with investors to establish production lines that foster expansion and consistent marketing efforts.

Furthermore, the ministry has formulated plans to bolster the central fish market by financing specific processing routes and establishing a marketing platform dedicated to supporting the sector's growth.

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