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June 15, 2013


JEFI Aquatech Resources


JEFI Aquatech Resources, Sdn., Bhd., one of Malaysia’s largest shrimp farms, is collaborating with local and foreign experts on aquaculture research and development projects to enhance its $120 million integrated shrimp farming project on the northwest island state of Penang.  The project is expected to become fully operational over the next three years.


The project consists of a large-scale R&D center, hatcheries, an 800-hectare shrimp farm, processing facilities and a high-capacity cold storage warehouse.


“We will implement the R&D center in the third quarter of 2013,” said JEFI Group chief executive officer, B.J. Tan.  It will involve five professors and aquaculture experts from institutions in China.


JEFI will also work with Universiti Malaysia/Perlis on developing recycling aquaculture systems and with Universiti Sains Malaysia to develop novel delivery systems for feed and techniques for converting aquaculture wastes into usable products.


Tan said, “We are now starting to develop aquatech farms in Kedah and Johor.  We will also have aquatech farm operations in Pahang and Kelantan.  We are still negotiating with Pahang and Kelantan state governments to lease the land for this purpose.”


Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA) chief executive officer, Datuk Redza Rafiq, said the northern region has a number of factors that make aquaculture a viable economic activity.  Redza said, “All these factors have enabled NCIA to deliver close to $318 million in terms of private sector participation in the aquaculture sector in the north of Peninsular Malaysia over the last three years.”


Source: The Malaysia Insider.  JEFI Plans to Enhance Malaysia’s Aquaculture Industry.  June 10, 2013.


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