Middle East Region

Middle East

Fishing dhow: Fisheries sector development in Yemen

Poseidon has strong ties with the Middle East, with company staff having lived or worked in UAE, Egypt, Bahrain, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Yemen, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. Work has included assessment of financial losses incurred by fishermen following oil spills and appropriate compensation, fisheries sector studies, fish processing and marketing, the development of business plans for private companies and regional organisations such as PERSGA, and marine environmental surveys and coastal area management.

Poseidon has also worked with a number of Governments, such as that of Saudi Arabia, in conducting fisheries and aquaculture sector reviews and developing sector master plans for future sustainable development. Poseidon has worked with regional organisations, such as FAO's RECOFI, where we provided the technical backstopping for a regional workshop on bycatch management in the Gulf.