2040 expected contribution
to GDP


Fish production rose to 869,968 MT in 2021, up 15% on 2020


Fisheries Development Oman oversees the development of mega projects including the 40,000 hectare Barr Al Hikman Shrimp Aquaculture Farm Fisheries Development Oman S.A.O.C | FDO
301,000 MT fish exported in 2020 generating US$296mn Aquaculture 1,307 MT in 2020, up 24% on 2019 11,000 aquaculture jobs targeted by 2040



30-year master plan

The Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries’ current 30-year master-plan for aquaculture development targets an output of around 200,000 MT per annum of farmed fish by the year 2040, alongside the creation of some 11,000 jobs for Omanis.

Contribute US$5.2bn

Oman’s aquaculture sector is expected to contribute US$5.2bn to GDP, producing as much as 220,000 MT, with an estimated market value of US$900mn by 2040.

Finfish hatchery

Through its Blue Waters subsidiary, FDO has invested in a finfish hatchery at Al Bustan in Muscat with a production capacity of up to 8mn fingerlings.

Floating cage project

Also under implementation is a floating cage project in Qurayat with a production capacity of 2,000 MT of fish per year, rising to 5,000 MT in 2023.s


Ensuring Oman’s fishing and aquaculture sector is environmentally, economically and socially sustainable.

Feed production

More affordable and sustainable aquaculture feed production.