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May 20, 2015

Malaysia

Selangor—Shrimp Farmers Don’t Want To Be Charged for Water

 

In the state of Selangor, the Malaysia Shrimp Industry Association, representing more than 1,500 farmers, is demanding that the Selangor Water Management Authority end its plans to charge shrimp farmers for raw seawater.  For a ten-hectare farm, the water fee would cost a farmer over $8,000 a year.  Syed Omar Syed Jaafar, chairman industry association, said, “If these charges are imposed, half of the industries in the state could possibly collapse.”

 

Source: New Straits Times Online.  Malaysia Shrimp Industry Association Demands Luas Not to Charge Water Extraction.  Dawn Chan.  May 19, 2015.

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