Malaysia looks to double aquaculture output


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
July 12, 2012

Fisheries Department director-general Datuk Ahamad Sabki Mahmood said that was the target that has been set for the industry.

“The current production of fish through the aquaculture industry is 380,000 metric tons per year and we are targeting to produce 800,000 metric tons to meet with demand in the country and also for export,” he said after flagging off the department’s media familiarization program yesterday.

The four-day program is aimed at building a collaborative effort with media practitioners and to also introduce the projects that have been implemented by the department to improve and expand the fishing industry. Ahamad said it is important to expand the aquaculture industry because Malaysia cannot rely solely on saltwater fishes as it is not enough.

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