Aquarium Fish Industry In Malaysia
: Aquarium Fish Industry in Malaysia
|AQUARIUM FISH MALAYSIA
JOHOR AQUARIUM FISH BREEDERS ASSOCIATION
The Johor Aquarium Fish Breeders Association was incorporated in 1989. With the collective efforts of members and the impartial, competent management of the committte office, major problems have been solved. This association is looking forward to challenges for a brighter future. Efforts of the members and the policies of the government have encourged tremendous growth of the aquarium fish industry, Johor has become the major producing area for aquarium fishes, and soon Malaysia could be a global trading centre for aquarium fishes. Malaysia is a beautiful tropical country with many colourful indigenous aquarium fishes. The association welcomes oversea farmers, traders to communicate with them and establish strong ties for promising development of the aquarium fish industry. Development of ornamental fish industry in Malaysia has witnessed rapid growth during the last five years. The export value increased from RM11.4 million in the year 1990 to RM49.1 million in 1995. Malaysia has great potential to become a major producer and exporter of ornamental fishes. Geographically, almost all ornamental fishes thrived well in the tropical climate. The National Agriculture Policy, through various agencies, especially the Fishery Department has stimulated the growth of this industry. Consultative and extension services are readily received by the breeders from Fishery Department. The Johor Aquarium Fish Breeders Association with more than 400 members all over Malaysia has been playing a major role in the aquarium fish industry. More than 500 varies of fishes are produced. Constantly, new varieties of hybrids, mutants, colour and body forms are introduced to stimulate the market.