Dibba Bay will be officially awarded the Friend of the Sea certification for Sustainable Aquaculture Practices, on the 17th of October in Fujairah (United Arab Emirates).
Dibba Bay is the first farm in the Middle East to grow gourmet oysters. Located on the East Coast of the UAE in Dibba, the company produces over 300.000 oysters a month thanks to the warm, clean, and nutrient-rich currents that bathe the coast of Fujairah.
The company, created by CEO Ramie Murray, accomplished the challenge of introducing the Pacific cupped oysters, originally from Japan, into Emirati waters. Dibba Bay buys spats from hatcheries worldwide, seeds them in an oyster nursery, and places them in lanterns before lowering them into the water. The oysters grow without any feed or chemical substances, relying on the natural environment rich in phytoplankton.
Dibba Bay Oysters farm is also involved in supporting conservation efforts, such as a project to recreate oyster reef ecosystems with oyster shells to provide a new habitat for marine species.
Award ceremony in Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates
Date and Time: the 17th of October at 10 AM
10:00 AM Opening speech by Ramie Murray, CEO of Dibba Bay.
10:15 AM Friend of the Sea Introduction by Paolo Bray, Founder and Director of Friend of the Sea.
10:30 AM Fujairah Research Center presentation by Sabhah Alhmoudi, Marine Research Specialist
10:45 AM Award ceremony
11:00 AM Tour of onshore farm facility
12:00 PM Final Q&A
For more information or to register and attend the event in person, contact us!