Sixty-One Areas Suitable For Aquaculture

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
19 April 2007, at 1:00am

KUALA LUMPUR - The Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Ministry has identified 61 areas covering 36,743 hectares as suitable for aquaculture projects nationwide.

Parliamentary Secretary to the ministry Datuk Rohani Abdul Karim said a total of 20,822.4ha had been approved by the state executive councils for zoning into aquaculture areas under the Aquaculture Industrial Zone (ZIA).

Perlis had 217.4ha, Ulu Legong, Kedah (202ha), Selangor (9,244.8ha), Negeri Sembilan (7.7ha), Pahang (10,551ha) and Melaka (599.5ha).

"Another 15,920.6ha are awaiting approval," she said in reply to Datuk Mohamed Sarit Yusoh (BN-Temerloh) in the Dewan Rakyat today.

Rohani said projects under the ZIA would use standard operating procedures to ensure best practice in agriculture for an efficient, systematic and cost-efficient project management.