Singapore aids sea-based fish farming system

fishfarm-singaporeSingapore’s Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) has received US$1.25mn from the government to develop a sea-based farming system, which is expected to be more sustainable

AVA said that it will soon be inviting proposals on better farming systems to help fish farmers withstand adverse environmental factors.

The organisation has received funds from the co-innovation partnership, which encourages companies in the country to develop innovative solutions with the government to develop a sea-based farming system that would be more sustainable.

Mohamad Maliki Osman, minister of state, said that with the funding, AVA will work with fish farms and related companies to develop a closed containment aquaculture system to shield the fish from the external environment like using canvas bags and filtering and recirculating seawater.

“Such a system would help fish farms here mitigate against adverse environmental conditions,” he added.

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