8/22/2008 — Bernama.com
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 1 (Bernama) — Majuikan Sdn Bhd, wholly-owned by Lembaga
Kemajuan Ikan Malaysia (LKIM), has set up a RM10 million eco-friendly farm,
MyIkan, to produce fish fry.
In a statement here today, the East Coast Economic Region’s (ECER) secretariat
said the eight-hectare farm, a joint venture between Majuikan and Mytrans Holding
Sdn Bhd, would produce up to 500 metric tonnes of fish a year.
LKIM directory-general, Datuk Mustafa Ahmad, said MyIkan, an eco-friendly closedwater
recirculating fish farm using technology from Norway, would be developed in
two stages.
“The present phase is on fish production while the second phase will see the
development of a hatchery centre and post-harvest processing centre.
“MyIkan will be fully operational by year-end with the first harvest expected to be in
June 2009,” he said.
He said there was a growing demand from aquaculture sectors.
“MyIkan has also established valuable contacts in the fish supply chain and buyers
from Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea and China,” he said.
Mustafa said Malaysia’s current per capita consumption of fish at 49 kg was one of
the highest in the world.
He said according to the National Agriculture Policy estimates, the national demand
for fish would expand to 1.5 million tonnes by 2010, with a per capita consumption of
56 kg by 2010.