AVA rolls out new plan to boost Singapore's sustainable food fish production
Published on Jul 24, 2014 6:42 PM
SINGAPORE - To boost Singapore's sustainable food fish production, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) is coming up with good-aquaculture-practice guidelines for fish farms.
It is also offering $1.25 million for companies to work with the agency on developing closed containment aquaculture systems.
Minister of State for National Development Maliki Osman announced these moves on Thursday at the opening of a new Lorong Halus jetty for Singapore fish farmers whose farms are in the eastern Johor Straits.
Closed containment systems are those that shield the fish from the external environment - using canvas bags and filtering and recirculating seawater, for example.
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