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Brunei Seeks Key to Vast Fish Farming Potential

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BRUNEI - Brunei's has vast potential in aquaculture as the world's supply of marine fish is expected to dwindle in the future.

Realising this potential, the Fisheries Department under Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources has been trying to build up the aquaculture industry, however there are still a number of challenges to be overcome.

Dayang Hajah Hasnah binti Ibrahim, the Director of Fisheries, in an interview after the first session of the second meeting of the Brunei Darussalam and the Republic of Philippines Joint Technical Fisheries Working Group held from Jan 13-14 said, "We have 44 operators licensed to fish culture various species of fishes. We recently provided licences to another 23 new operators."

"We (the Fisheries Department) are trying to improve the operations by supplying them with quality seeds and introducing efficient aquaculture practices."

However, she said they still lacked efficient aquaculture practices. "We had to look into the operations of the operators in producing quality fish for both the domestic and foreign markets."