Aquaculture development in Malaysia in the 1990s
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Aquaculture is still at an early stage of development in Malaysia. In 1991, for example, Malaysia's total aquaculture production amounted to only 64,344t, while the overall fish production for the year totalled 976,272 t. In recent years, however, there have been significant aquaculture expansion and development in the country. This was fueled not only by the declining catch rates in coastal and inland fisheries but also by the technical advances in aquaculture. There is still considerable potential for further development and production is expected to increase steadily for all the cultured species. With concerted efforts by the public and private sectors, aquaculture could contribute an annual production of more than 200,000 t by year 2000.
Hamid, S. A. (1993). Aquaculture development in Malaysia in the 1990s. In C. T. Villegas, M. T. Castaños, & R. B. Lacierda (Eds.), Proceedings of the Aquaculture Workshop for SEAFDEC/AQD Training Alumni, 8-11 September 1992, Iloilo, Philippines (pp. 46-54). Tigbauan, Iloilo, Philippines: Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center.
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