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Student firm to produce fish feed for local market

Student firm to produce fish feed for local market

This business has also signed a two-year contract to sell the feed to 1 of the biggest fish farming businesses in Oman.

Eleven students of Higher College of Technology (HCT) in Al Khuwayr are element of the business. Speaking to Muscat Daily, Yumna Mahmood al Shaqsi, CEO of Mahya Company stated, “We won Injaz Oman’s Student Company Programme 2019 and will represent the country at Injaz al Arab’s regional competition later this year.”

 

Mahya specialises in the fish farming sector to contribute to the meals safety of Oman. The feed is getting tested for industrial use. “We signed the agreement with MoAF last month. They will provide us space and offer technical advice. The two-year purchase contract with one of the largest fish farming companies in Oman will help to commercialise the produce and boost our presence in the market,” Yumna stated.

For now, the business is focusing on the fish feed market. “The sustainable fish feed Prozolla is for freshwater fish and red-eared turtles. Our company has 11 members covering production, human resource, marketing, research and development and finance departments.”

She stated that Oman has to rely on imports to meet the feed demand of the fish farming business. “The fisheries sector is one of the fastest growing sectors in the country. Prozolla will help meet the local demand and contribute to the economy and ensure food security of Oman. Our aim is to ensure that Oman becomes self-sufficient to meet future fish feed demand.”

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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