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October 17, 2013


Pegagau Aquaculture



Melvin Lim, with Pegagau Foods, says shrimp prices in Malaysia have increased 30% since August and that the shrimp supply is still dropping rapidly because of the early mortality syndrome (EMS) epidemic, although there are still a few farms in Malaysia that are not affected by EMS and continue to produce shrimp.


Lim said a farm that did not use probiotics or any other supplements and exchanged a lot of water to keep everything as natural as possible did not have any problems with EMS in its ponds.


Pegagau Aquaculture has two shrimp farms: a 120-acre farm (150 ponds) in Umas and a 60-acre farm (26 ponds) in Apas Parit.  Both grow white shrimp (Penaeus vannamei) and giant tiger shrimp (P. monodon).  Pegagau also has a hatchery and processing plant and has started construction on a new joint venture project consisting of two farms and 600 ponds.


Pegagau Food Products, Sdn., Bhd., is one of the largest shrimp processors in the state of Sabah.  Its products are free from antibiotics and antioxidants like nitrofurans and ethoxyquin.  It exports a total of 25 containers a month to Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China, Vietnam, Singapore and Egypt and has plans to begin marketing in Australia.


Information: Melvin Lim, Pegagau Aquaculture, Kolam Centre Phase 2, Jalan Lintas, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia (phone +60 88-249-620, email, webpage!)


Sources: 1. Email to Shrimp News International from Melvin Lim at Pegagau Food Products, Sdn., Bhd.  Subject: South East Asia Shrimp Situation.  October 15, 2013.  2. Pegagau Food Products’ Webpage.  October 16, 2013.

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