Singapore to raise 15% of its own fish
Farms in Singapore are moving toward the target of producing 15 percent of fish consumed locally.
Efforts by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) to boost productivity has seen the percentage of locally farmed fish rise to 7 percent, up from 4.5 percent two years ago.
Singapore gets its baby fishes or fry from Taiwan or China. They are flown in and bred to maturity in a local fish farm.
But this also means production is being subjected to seasonal constraints in the source countries.
Alawn Koh, business development manager at Rong-Yao Fisheries, said: “When it comes to the winter months, there is no fry production due to unfavourable conditions up there. So with AVA’s assistance, we are then able to assure a consistent supply.”