Only 10% of tuna fishing licences snapped up


Workers handling a variety of fish at the jetty. (Left pic) AORB Group CEO Datuk Pua Woon Kee (white collar) briefing Kiandee on the new tuna vessel ‘Ibu Wira 1’. — ZHAFARAN NASIB/The Star

OUT of 200 tuna fishing licences to be issued by the Malaysian Government, only 10% were taken up by fishermen despite the large potential of the industry.

Agriculture and Food Industries Minister Datuk Seri Ronald Kiandee said while there were two tuna landing ports in Penang and Langkawi, the industry still remained below par.

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