SFA to study fish farming's impact in East Johor Strait

Singapore Food Agency calls for tender, also seeks mitigation measures

Fish farms seen from Eco-Ark in the East Johor Strait. The Singapore Food Agency said it would work with farms to ensure their activities do not impact the farming capacity of their sea space over time. The post-nursery tanks (above) at the Eco-Ark a
The post-nursery tanks at the Eco-Ark. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
Fish farms seen from Eco-Ark in the East Johor Strait. The Singapore Food Agency said it would work with farms to ensure their activities do not impact the farming capacity of their sea space over time. The post-nursery tanks (above) at the Eco-Ark a
It is important to look at the "carrying capacity" of the aquatic environment. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
Fish farms seen from Eco-Ark in the East Johor Strait. The Singapore Food Agency said it would work with farms to ensure their activities do not impact the farming capacity of their sea space over time. The post-nursery tanks (above) at the Eco-Ark a
Fish farms seen from Eco-Ark in the East Johor Strait. The Singapore Food Agency said it would work with farms to ensure their activities do not impact the farming capacity of their sea space over time. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
Mr Leow Ban Tat, chief executive officer of Aquaculture Centre of Excellence, feeding broodstock at one of the post-nursery tanks on the Eco-Ark, some 5km from Changi Point Ferry Terminal.
ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
A water-treatment plant for rain-harvested water on the Eco-Ark, one of the closed-loop fishing farms anchored 24/7 in open sea.
ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
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The effects of fish farming on the local marine environment are to be studied, to maximise production levels at fish farms.

The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has called for a tender to assess the impact of current aquaculture activities in the East Johor Strait, and to recommend appropriate mitigation measures.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 31, 2021, with the headline SFA to study fish farming's impact in East Johor Strait. Subscribe