In conjunction with the national-level Farmers, Livestock Breeders and Fishermen Day 2015, the Perak Fisheries Department organised a seminar on arowana industry development recently at the Rural Transformation Centre, Gopeng.
The event was officiated by Dato’ Dr Zabri Abdul Wahid, the Adun for Trong. A total of 300 participants attended the one-day seminar. Present were the Perak Fisheries Department Director, Dr Bah Piyan Tan and representatives from related public and private agencies.
The objective of the forum was to identify problems impacting the arowana fish industry. The department also wanted to seek ways to promote arowana to foreign tourists.
The seminar, according to Zabri, would provide an opportunity for breeders to discuss alternative methods to improve the production and marketing of the fish to China and other potential countries.
“We’ll provide agro-tourism packages and related activities to attract more tourists and investors here,” Zabri told reporters after the launch.