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EPP 6: Replicating Integrated Zone for Aquaculture Model (IZAQs) to Tap Market for Premium Shrimp

  • GNI by 2020 (mil)
    RM1,273.6
  • Projected jobs by 2020
    11,800

EPP 6.0 - Replicating Integrated Zone for Aquaculture Model (IZAQs) to Tap Market for Premium Shrimp

Led by the Department of Fisheries (DoF), this EPP focuses on improving the production of fully-certified export quality shrimp for premium markets by establishing an Integrated Zone for Aquaculture Models (IZAQs). IZAQs comprise networks of industrial scale and land-based aquaculture zones, with each zone, equipped with integrated infrastructure consisting hatcheries, grow-out areas, a processing plant and feed mills, championed by an anchor company.

Smallholders and SMEs are expected to participate in this project through contract farming or profit-sharing agreements with anchor companies. By 2020, this EPP targets for the establishment of 10,000 ha of IZAQs.

By the end of 2013, the total production from anchor companies that have completed construction of their IZAQ is expected to reach 23,000 MT.

Highlights

  • Oasis Agriculture Sdn Bhd and SBH Perak Agro Aquaculture Sdn Bhd were appointed as anchor companies in 2014.
  • During the year, appointed anchor companies produced 30,081 tonnes of shrimp, increasing productivity through the use of technology.
2015/08/06
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