Sabah to boost aquaculture production by 2010

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
13 July 2006, at 1:00am

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. He said this projection was based on the rapidly growing aquaculture industry in Sabah during the last five years. 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. 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. Source: Borneo Bulletin