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Zambry wants arowana breeding zone for Perak
PARIT BUNTAR, Dec 30 – The Perak government plans to create arowana breeding zones in the Kerian district, especially in Bukit Merah, Bagan Serai, to avoid exploitation of padi fields which were widely being used as breeding ponds.

Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir said the exploitation was becoming a concern as it involved padi fields in Kerian, which were part of the government’s food supply plan for the nation.

“With this suggestion, we will ensure that only certain areas are for arowana breeding. We also found that the Kerian area, especially in Bukit Merah, it has mostly been turned into breeding areas for the fish.

“It is profitable for the breeders, but its effect on padi plantation in Kerian is worrying. It is estimated that 400 padi fields are being used to breed arowana fish,” he told reporters after launching and handing over keys for the Taman Toh Jabit rental houses here today.

He said although arowana fish breeding was a lucrative industry in Kerian, it had a negative impact on the country’s padi production as well as created problems in cases of land ownership transfer.

On Dec 7, the Agriculture and Agrobased Industry Ministry asked the Perak government to gazette about 100 hectares of land in Bukit Merah, near here, as an aquaculture zone, especially for the breeding of arowana. – Bernama

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