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Sabah to embark on aquaculture in a big way

MALAYSIA - The Sabah government has identified a site, covering 69,900 hectares, for aquaculture development in efforts to boost the state fisheries industry.

State Agriculture and Food Industry Minister Datuk Abdul Rahim Ismail said that more than 35,000 hectares of the area have been gazetted for aquaculture activities.

He also said that the state Fisheries Department has identified a suitable location in the same area covering 5,000 hectares for freshwater fish-rearing like the red tilapia, black tilapia, carp, patin, lampam jawa and keli.

Source: New Straits Times