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Aquaculture farmers in Malaysia urged to reduce distribution of fish feeds

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Staff writer ▼ | March 25, 2016
Aquaculture farmers have been urged to reduce distribution of fish seeds and feeds as well as to harvest fish that have reached marketable size following the El Nino phenomenon affecting the country now.
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The Fisheries Department in a statement said the rising temperature had caused a decline in dissolved oxygen content as well as negative effects on fisheries and aquaculture which resulted in fish dying as well as spread of diseases, Malaysian Digest reports.

"For the long term, the use of a water recycling system to minimise water usage in a controlled system is encouraged.

"Apart from that, Integrated Multi Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) will be implemented involving the aquaculture breeding of different species such as fish, prawn and seaweed in brackish water pond to maximise space as well as biological livestock to improve aquaculture production," the statement said.

It said the department would continue to study the development of species which would be more resistant to changes in the weather.

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