The strict application of Good Aquaculture Practice Guidelines by all farm workers will ensure the production of high quality and safer products. The farms with the highest production standards will be in the best position to help in avoiding the risks of disease outbreaks that poses threats to the farm. The matter was stressed by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Apong, Minister Of Primary Resources And Tourism during a land lease agreement signing ceremony for the Shrimp Culture Site in Sungai Penyatang at Mukim Telisai, Tutong which will developed by the Golden Corporation Sendirian Berhad. Yang Berhormat also urged all farmers to strictly follow the guidelines so the risks of disease outbreak in the country can be eliminated. This will in turn ensure that the national productivity and economic growth agenda for the primary resources sector are kept on track.
Representing the Fisheries Department at the agreement signing ceremony was its Director, Haji Abdul Halidi Bin Haji Mohd Salleh, and Mariani binti Haji Sabtu, the Acting Deputy Director of Fisheries. Meanwhile Richard Chuang Hsi Shan and Desmond Lim represented Golden Corporation Sdn Bhd.
A signing of Memorandum of Understanding, MOU was also held between Golden Corporation Sdn Bhd and UNIMA Distribution France. Another MOU agreement was signed between Golden Corporation Sdn Bhd and Aqua Star Australia. The agreement enables Golden Corporation Sdn Bhd to lease the land to develop the aquaculture industry in the farming of blue shrimps at Sungai Penyatang, Mukim Telisai with an investment cost of about 30 million dollars. The 200-hectare site is to support the strategic plan of the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism towards increasing the aquaculture output for export markets.
Source: Radio Television Brunei