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AVA rolls out new plan to boost Singapore's sustainable food fish production

Published on Jul 24, 2014 6:42 PM
 
A box of fresh fish is unloaded during the official opening of Lorong Halus Jetty at 50 Pasir Ris Coast Industrial Park 6 on 24 July 2014. To boost Singapore's sustainable food fish production, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) is coming up with good-agricultural-practice guidelines for fish farms. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

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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