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450 Hectare Enterprise Boosts Fish and Shrimp Sectors

BRUNEI - The fisheries sector could gain more than $60 million annually from two allocated sites in the Tutong district.

The aquaculture facilities are expected to attracts both local and foreign business investment as the opportunities presented are very attractive, according to news service BruneiDirect.

Once underway, Brunei should expect a huge boost to its fisheries revenue. The two sites are both already partially developed; and cover some 459 hectares (ha). They have been allocated for shrimp farming in the Penyatang River, while 40ha have been designated for fish farming in the same Telisai area.

"We're hoping that the fish farm area will be ready next year," Hj Sabri Hj Mohd Taha, a representative from the strategic development division of the fisheries department.

Estimated production output from the Telisai fish farming site is targeted at 5,600 metric tonnes per annum. It will be aimed at Chinese and European markets.

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Ellen Hardy

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