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Malaysia Targets Double in Fish Production

MALAYSIA - The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry has set the target of increasing the national fish production from the current 270,000 tonnes to 507,000 tonnes by 2010.

Minister Datuk Mustapa Mohamed said the country would have to increase its annual aquaculture production to offset the depleting marine fish resources, reports NstOnline.

Malaysia is overly dependent on marine fish, which contribute 86 per cent to the national fish output.

The ministry hopes that the aquaculture industry's contribution can be raised to 25 per cent.

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