Aquaculture in the Arab region grew more than 60 percent in the 1990s and is still growing. Seafood consumption as a whole has distinct characteristics.
Izzat H. Feidi
All 22 Arab countries are producers, importers, exporters and consumers of seafood products. The total seafood production from capture and aquaculture was 4.7 million metric tons in 2016, of which 1.5 million metric tons (36 percent) was from aquaculture.
Los Estados Árabes cuentan con recursos naturales sustanciales para aumentar la producción acuícola. Varios tipos de sistemas son fácilmente adaptables y se pueden implementar con relativa rapidez.