Saudi Aquaculture Society has worked with Ministry of Agriculture in order to establish a protocol for Biosecurity that determines the condition for importing fish from abroad in order to organize processes of importing fish fingerlings from outside KSA. Many farms approve such processes in order to provide their farms with the fingerlings that they need in the production to organize such importation processes to be suitable with requirements of Biosecurity and they shall fulfill the required conditions in order to prevent the farms from transferring any diseases to it that may affect the fish health, God Forbid.
The Ministry has taken a resolution to cooperate with the Society, whereby any processes of importing fingerlings from outside KSA until completing the protocol. Actually, on 2013 the protocol of Biosecurity and importation conditions have been launched and applied. SAS has actively participated with Ministry of Agriculture in order to establish a unit for Biosecurity subordinates to Fish Farms Department at the Ministry and its task shall be represented in supervising the producing farms and applying the applicable Biosecurity procedures.