Malaysia exported 1.5 million arowana worth RM78mil in 2023, says Fisheries DG

BAGAN SERAI: A total of 1.5 million arowana worth a total of RM78mil were exported last year, says Fisheries Department director-general Datuk Adnan Hussain.

He added that the department would assist operators to obtain Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) permits and ensure they follow proper guidelines to allow them to export arowana and boost exports in the future.

"The types exported include hybrid, red, gold and albino, which is in high demand in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan,” he told reporters at an engagement event with arowana operators here on Saturday (April 20).

An arowana fish fry release was also held at Bukit Merah Lake as part of the engagement session, with 100 of them worth RM150,000 being released.

Adnan also shared that Perak was still the largest exporter of arowana for both domestic and foreign markets.

"Perak, Johor, Melaka and Selangor ... are the four active states in producing on a large scale for market purposes,” he added. - Bernama

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