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Perak Announce Plans to Regulate Prawn Farms

MALAYSIA - The Perak government of Malaysia has announced intentions to regulate the prawn farming industry as of early next year.

The policy could ensure that the environment and the interests of the estimated 5,000 prawn farmers in the state were protected, executive councillor Nga Kor Ming told TheStarOnline.

According to the news agency, Nga said the state government was especially concerned about the encroachment of such farmers into mangrove swamp areas, particularly in the Manjung district.

“The district is the biggest prawn producer in the state with an estimated 2,500 to 3,000 farms.

“But the encroachment into mangrove swamps there is causing an excessive negative impact on the environment,” said Nga, who is also state Education, Local Government, Housing and Public Transport Committee chairman.

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