The Profile – The founder of
the concept Mari culture Farm Project in Mastura, he has actively conducted
surveys and researches relative to Aquaculture operations in the world. During
his sourcing for data and information vital to a successful launch of the
project, he attended seminars and met with consultants and professional
specialists in Mari Culture farming.
N Y Hamza - He was first introduced to
the concept of Mari Culture fisheries, when the King Abdul Aziz University
aquaculture division approached him to promote cultured produce to the local
market. Although, he was rather skeptical regarding the concept of cultured
fisheries, his skeptics soon turned to total fascination as he began to
comprehend the concept of growing cultured fisheries, which was at time only
experimental in the Kingdom.
His introduction to Dr. Ponce Grandy, a
professor, attached to the University's Aquaculture division for the past 15
years, was timely and productive. Dr. Grandy was responsible for widening his
horizons to the sciences of the aquaculture benefits. The more comprehensible
the technology of modern fisheries became, the desire of acquiring and
implementing this technology has become the ultimate goal.
Background - With his business and
management background, acquired from universities in London and the United
States during his later years, he returned home to join the family business,
the Al Barakat Group, specializing in providing cleaning and pest control
services for over 28 years.
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When he first joined the company 20 years ago, his
marketing and management skills were put through extensive challenges,
upgrading the structure of the company through modernization techniques. After
his initial introduction to cultured fisheries, he diverted and concentrated on
food products for marketing, sensing the potential in the diversion of seafood
consumption in the local market.
The cultured fisheries were well
absorbed into the local market, but as they could not meet market demands, the
initiative was taken to source for catch fisheries from India and Yemen and import these into the
local markets. Thus, establishing contacts with the seafood world regionally.
Concept - With these shortages in mind, a crusade was and is
launched together with his team of consultants to realize his venture,
with the intent to turn this feasible concept into a profitable business. He
acquired the piece of land in Mastura, conducted soil and water analysis, with
topography and bathometric studies through the King Abdul Aziz University
and obtained permits and licenses necessary for the launching of farming
Objective - The objective being the
launching of the mentioned project, and the intent to invite
investors to not only participate financially but actively to build a solid
foundation on which the benefits of the farm will be reaped on a long term
basis. The recognition of the potential has kept him dedicated and totally
committed to seeking the investment required to launch the farm, but most
importantly impressing upon the investors of an opportunity of a lifetime!