Marine Fish Farmers Association of Malaysia (MFFAM) Presented by: Dato’ Goh Cheng Liang Pro-tem President, MFFAM
Objectives & Aims of MFFAM • Promote & encourage: • the development & management of aquaculture and other related activities (Marine and brackish water) in Malaysia on the rationale for food, recreation and conservation. • Produce, publish & disseminate latest information on sustainable aquaculture and related issues • Building good relationship with individuals & organizations at the national and international level.
Objectives & Aims of MFFAM - Provide feedback to government & other agencies on matters related to the development of aquaculture & related activities. - Provide recommendations for the preservation & conservation of water resources to promote an conducive environment to the development of aquaculture and conservation of aquatic species.
Objectives & Aims of MFFAM • Assist members to obtain certification in Best Aquaculture Practices. - Participate in marketing activities for sustainable aquaculture products.
With the application of farm production recording system, better record keeping of the farming data could be implemented and serve as a guide for future management. For example: - FCR Value - Fish Growth Rate - Fish Survival Rate - Water Parameters Benefits of Implementing Best Aquaculture Practices
A well managed aquaculture farm implementing best aquaculture practices with international certifications opens access to EU market. - SPLAM - HACCP - Friend of the Seas Benefits of Implementing Best Aquaculture Practices
Future Trend of Aquaculture Industry • Concerned about the sustainability of aquaculture production, traceability and eco-friendly methods. • Transition from capture fishery to sustainably produce seafood.
GST Group of Companies • GST Marine Products SDN.BHD. Established in early 1990’s • One of the leading integrated seafood suppliers in West Malaysia • Consist of 6 subsidiaries. Principally engaged in: i) Broodstock Holding area: Pulau Pangkor ii) Fish Hatchery : Batu Kawan, Penang iii) Cage Culture Farm: Pulau Aman & Pulau Pangkor iv) Processing Plant: Simpang Ampat, Penang v) Distribution centres: Penang, Pulau Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur
GST Aquaculture Farm HATCHERY & POND FACILITIES @ BATU KAWAN, PENANG • Located at Batu Kawan SPS, Penang. • Annual production for Hatchery is 10 million fries. • Species produced: Seabass, Snapper, Cobia, Grouper and Pompano. • The main market for hatchery produce fries is local farmers and own farms • Total harvest - 100 tons per annum • Grow out - for local consumption to meet the demand from hypermarket & factory processing.
BROODSTOCK & CAGE CULTURE • Located at Teluk Dalam, Pulau Pangkor, Perak. • Total 1500 cages, total production 200 tons per annum. • GST implement SPLAM practices and awarded EU Approved farm and Friend of the Sea certification in 2010.
SEAFOOD PROCESSING PLANT • Located at Simpang Ampat, Seberang • Prai, Penang. • GST currently processes 200 tons of seafood per month. • Main market for chilled fish fillet – export (air-flown) directly to Australia, USA, Europe. Frozen fillet is for local market. • GST also received global & domestic recognitions: HACCP, EU Certificated (EU.93), ISO 9002 Certification & Halal Malaysia.
EU NUMBER 93 Fish Quality Certificate Certificate No: 0063 –H31 ACCREDITATION & ACHIEVEMENTS
Questions For The Floor What kind of best aquaculture practices certification is recommended for our adoption?. Are there any incentive or financial support for our Marine Fish Farmers Association to carry out best aquaculture practices? Are there places where sustainable seafood producers can meet with buyers who are sourcing for sustainable seafood and willing to pay for premium prices?