Penang govt and centre to help fishermen start oyster farming

USM's Centre for Marine and Coastal Studies (Cemacs) will assist in setting up oyster hatchery, as well as observing proper breeding and farming techniques.

PENANG is keen on tapping potentials in oyster farming to further boost the aquaculture industry, says state Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Committee chairman Dr Afif Bahardin. 

He said oyster farming is yet to be deeply explored even though organisations such as Universiti Sains Malaysia’s Centre for Marine and Coastal Studies (Cemacs) carries out breeding for research purposes.

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