The development of aquaculture hatcheries as part of the Sabah Agriculture Blueprint 2021 - 2030 is making strides. Food security is the main goal of the initiative, which plans to boost output and attract graduates into the sector.
The Sabah Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry’s mud crab hatchery pilot project in Sandakan run by Datuk Lo Fui Ming, was declared a success by Minister Datuk Junz Wong on a recent visit. He was impressed by the growth and health of the crabs. Speaking to the Borneo Post, he said the Sabah government’s plans to attract more local entrepreneurs to venture into the industry is on track. Through its agencies and relevant bodies, the State will adopt the successful hatching model for future participants in the industry.
At a 13-acre fish fry hatchery in Sandakan owned by Jacky Ho, four types of marine fish fry are being produced, including red snappers and Rockcod grouper.
The government plans to set up numerous such hatcheries to provide sufficient supplies of fry for the development of aquaculture.