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Sabah Looks to Future in Aquaculture

by 5m Editor
30 June 2009, at 1:00am

MALAYSIA - The South Korean National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (NFRDI) and the Department of Fisheries Sabah (DOFS) has signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the development of Sabah's aquaculture industry.

NFRDI's president Dr Lim Kyang Soo said the signing of the MoU was timely and appropriate.

He told Bernama that Sabah, with vast areas that are suitable for aquaculture, has a very good future in aquaculture development and this potential should be recognised and transformed into a sustainable and commercial sector.

Dr Lim signed on behalf of NFRDI while DOFS was represented by its director Rayner Stuel Galid. The event was witnessed by Sabah Deputy Chief Minister cum State Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry Datuk Yahya Hussin.

Apart from aquaculture, the other areas of cooperation include fisheries resources management, fisheries food safety, quality assurance and bio-security and marine environment.

Dr Lim said Korea's fish production last year was valued at US$5,000 million, while 200,000 of its people were fishermen, Bernama reports.

5m Editor