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Aquaculture Production Increased

MALAYSIA - The Malaysian aquaculture industry is expected to grow by as much as 10 per cent compared with the earlier target of just eight per cent.

The State Fisheries Department director Munir Mohd Nawi said that last year, the industry's production exceeded 6,000 tonnes.

According to MST On Line the anticipated 10 per cent growth this year would a big achievement, he said.

He said although the production of aquaculture fish was small compared with fishing, where 110,000 tonnes could be obtained a year, its market value was much high due to demand.