Leading the way in sustainability
through innovative solutions

At Aquaculture Resources Limited (ARL), we are pioneers in transforming the vibrant potential of Malta’s aquaculture industry into a more sustainable and economically enhancing powerhouse, particularly within the Bluefin tuna sector. Our state-of-the-art facility is at the forefront of innovation, turning what was once considered waste into valuable products through sophisticated processes.

Our Mission

The primary objective of the Federation of Maltese Aquaculture Producers is to provide a single voice for the Maltese Aquaculture Industry in its quest towards economic and environmental sustainability and social responsibility. This is achieved through:

Our Vision

The harvest of tunas generates by-products such as bones and off-cuts which do not find their way to the market. These by-products can be mechanically and thermally processed into useful ingredients rich in protein, Omega-3, and Omega-6; unsaturated fish oils which are indispensable ingredients for the cosmetic, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries.

ARL transforms these bluefin tuna by-products into reusable materials. This project is more resource-efficient, adds value to our industry, and helps the local economy through job creation and exports. At the same time, it also contributes to the elimination of our industry’s major waste stream.

At ARL, we envision a future where the often-overlooked by-products of tuna harvesting become indispensable ingredients for the cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and agricultural industries, turning waste into opportunity.

Our Company Values


At ARL, traceability is more than a concept; it’s our commitment to transparency and accountability. We take pride in ensuring that every product we deliver can be traced back to its source.


Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do at ARL. We are on a mission to transform tuna by-products into valuable resources while minimising waste and environmental impact.


Excellence is the benchmark of our work at ARL. We strive for perfection in every aspect of our operations, from the transformation process to customer service.


Innovation is the cornerstone of progress at ARL. We embrace a culture of constant improvement and creativity to find smarter, more efficient ways of transforming tuna by-products into valuable resources.

Our Directors

Dr.Charlon Gouder

Mr. Charles Azzopardi

Saviour Caruana

Mr. David Azzopardi

Mr. Saviour Ellul

Mr. John Refalo

Our Mission

AJD Tuna LTd is a Maltese tuna farming venture established in 1999 and owned by Azzopardi Group.

It is one of the top three Mediterranean bluefin tuna farming companies with a capacity of 3,300.

Fish and Fish Ltd is one of the leading bluefin tuna farms in the Mediterranean.

It has been involved in aquaculture for more than 30 years and supplies farmed bluefin tuna to the Japanese market and other major markets around the world.

MFF Ltd is a very successful fish farming company with more than 30 years of experience.

The Company applied its experience in the industry to diversify production with Atlantic bluefin tuna while investing in research.