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Tanjung Manis Integrated Fishing Port Shows Positive Performance - Uggah

May 10, 2017 14:09 PM
TANJUNG MANIS, May 10 (Bernama) -- The Tanjung ManisIntegrated Fishing Port has a shown very positive performance following the increased number of deep sea fish landings at the port.

Sarawak Deputy Chief MinisterDatuk Amar Douglas Uggahsaid the number of fish landings last year were19,000 tons compared to12,000 tons in2015 and 650 tons as of March this year.

"This is a positive growth due to the 100 per cent landing rate we achieved, which is the result of the cooperation of all parties such as the Fisheries Development Authority of Malaysia, Marine Department, SarawakFisheries Department, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) and Royal CustomsDepartment," he said.

Uggah, who is also state Modernisation of Agriculture,Native Land and Regional Development Minister, was met by reporters after chairing a meeting on issues relating to deep sea fishing in Tanjung Manisat the Tanjung ManisIntegrated Fishing Port here today.

According to him, through these landings, the port had generated a revenue ofRM1million last year and almostRM1 millionup to April this year.

Uggahsaid up to Febraury this year,65out of 82 licensed deep sea fishing vesselsmade fish landings at the port, whichshowed most of the vessels complied with the permit conditions set which is to landings at least once a month at the port.

He said the vessels could also upload fish for exports and, hence, the state government could determine the amount of fish caught and exported to other countries.

Uggahsaid he had given a briefing to Chief MinisterDatuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Opengon the upgrading being undertaken at the integrated port which is designed to be the most advanced fishing port inSarawak.

At present, two companies had applied for 10 deep sea fishing permits each while65 permits of eight companies had been suspended so far, he said.


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