Fish Farming Case Study

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The Challenges in Sturgeon Fish Farming in Malaysia. Sturgeon is a type of fish that lives in northen parts of the world and is usually caught for eggs, which are eaten as caviar. Sturgeon is a fish that prefer to move from one area to another area with flat bone in his body. Sturgeon can be found in particular in the area of the River in North America, the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean. In Malaysia, sturgeon is a new farming that the government want to take this opportunity for the fish farming. In agriculture, the government has announced funding of RM120 million to join the Felda Investment Corp and collaborate with MMC Hassed Co Ltd of South Korea to develop fish farming sturgeon in Pahang. This large-scale project will affect 1,300 Felda settlers and their families. In addition sturgeon fish farm is also able to generate a monthly income to farmers with about RM 10,000 payback period of 7 years. Sturgeon fish farm involves three areas about the brood stock, water quality and milt and egg ( caviar ) collection. One of the challenges in sturgeon fish farming is brood…show more content…
Sturgeon are among the most complex of the world's fish. The female wild sturgeon only starts producing sought after eggs after 15 or 20 years. BBC News ( 2006 ). This process need a long term to produce milt and egg. For example, milt and egg can only be separated from the female parent after 3 to 4 days without contamination by either faces or water. One of the process to produce milt and egg is by killing a male fish to produce eggs. This is intended to ensure that the quantity and quality of the produced. On a downside, this process need more concentration and full attentation especially in step and phase that must be followed. If it is not carried out properly managed or performed by people who are not skilled or experienced the process to produce milt and egg will fail and shoddy products

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