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Fisheries Dept. inks deal with US firm

BRUNEI - The Department of Fisheries, under the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources, yesterday signed an agreement with the Integrated Aquaculture International (TAT) of the United States to stimulate shrimp farming in the country through advanced technology and niche marketing.

Signing on behalf of the Fisheries Department was its director, Hajah Hasnah Ibrahim, while TAT was represented by its technical director, Dr George Chamberlain.

Also present at the ceremony, which was held at Orchid Garden Hotel, were Minister of Industry and Primary Resources Pehin Dato Dr Awang Haji Ahmad bin Haji Jumat and American Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Mr Emil M Skodon. Following the ceremony, the minister, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources Dato Haji Mohd Hamid HajiMohd Jaafar, Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources Pg Hjh Mariana Pg Hj Abd Momin, Hajah Hasnah Ibrahim, Dr Chamberlain and other senior officials of the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources paid a working visit to shrimp farms in Kampong Pengkalan Sibabau Phase 1, Mentiri and a fish farm in Kampong Seradang.

The visit was aimed at providing the entrepreneurs full support and encouragement, and to take a closer look at issues in the shrimp farming industry.

The visit also gave the minister an opportunity to keep up-to-date on the projects implemented by the National Development Plans, under the supervision of the Department of Fisheries.

Source: BruneiDirect.com

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