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Fishing for a slice of lucrative global mart

MALAYSIA - For a country almost surrounded by sea, it is surprising that Malaysia has not yet gone full scale into aquaculture.</b> <br><br> The global market for this sector runs into trillions of dollars. <br><br> The problem, according to the few players in the industry, is that there are not many with the technological know-how. <br><br> Malaysia has the competitive edge to become a major player in the global market, especially for live marine fishes, given its year-round warm waters which help ensure the survival of fishes. <br><br> The country&#39;s natural landscape and environment also ensure a relatively calm sea, without the threats of typhoons and big waves. <br><br> &quot;The waters around Sandakan, Sabah, for instance, are protected by a big bay and surrounded by a number of islands which are suitable for breeding marine fishes,&quot; Borneo Aqua Harvest Bhd managing director Datuk Lo Fui Ming said. <br><br> <i>Source: Business Times</i>

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