Grouper breeding yields returns

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
12 February 2007, at 12:00am

MALAYSIA - With its thick, large dorsal fin, physically the kerapu or grouper ranks among the unappealing marine fish to the public.

Many prefer the other fishes like aya (tuna), tamban (sardinella), tenggiri (Spanish mackerel), bawal (pomfret), selar kuning (yellow-banded scad) and selayang (round scad).

But the scenario is different now due to the increasing demand for the grouper, tipped to become the country’s major commercially cage-reared marine fish by 2010.

Based on the kerapu’s (Epinephelus) market potential, easy management of its breeding and the fish’s suitability to Malaysia’s climate, the Fisheries Department is embarking on a major project to mass-produce this commercial marine fish.

Source: The Star