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Sabah to boost aquaculture production by 2010

MALAYSIA - Sabah is expected to produce aquaculture products amounting to 60,000 tonnes a year by 2010, boosting the state economy, State Agriculture and Food Industry Minister Datuk Abdul Rahim Ismail said. </b> <br><br> He said this projection was based on the rapidly growing aquaculture industry in Sabah during the last five years. <br><br> He said the state government had targeted the aquaculture products to triple by 2010. The current output was 20,000 tons a year, he told reporters after chairing a meeting of the National Aquaculture Centre at Wisma Pertanian, here yesterday. <br><br> Abdul Rahim said the state government had identified 70,000 hectares for aquaculture projects at various places including Tawau, Sandakan, Beaufort, Kuala Penyu and Pitas. <br><br> <i>Source: Borneo Bulletin</i>

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