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Sabah stops mangrove exploitation for shrimp farming

MALAYSIA
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 03:20 (GMT + 9)

The ministry for Agriculture and Food Industries of Sabah has decided to stop the use of mangrove lands for shrimp farming in this state, located on the northern portion of Borneo Island, for conservation reasons. Minister Datuk Junz Wong explained that the destruction of these valuable natural environment assets is irreversible and that instead of destroying the environment for wealth, it is advisable to promote and encourage agricultural economic development. Wong decided to withdraw the previous administration’s approval for a shrimp aquaculture farm to exploit an additional 400ha of mangrove land to expand its operations. Pitas Shrimp Park was launched in 2014 and involved a total investment of MYR 1.23 billion (USD 295.5 million), with private investment of MYR 930 million (USD 223.5 million) and the rest from the National Key Economic Area (NKEA). The proje... FULL STORY

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