Thursday, March 26, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
the guides will be base on the following data contributor:
- present grower/farmer
- online published reports
- department of fisheries
- my own experience
- related blogs
- government websites
- private aquaculture consultants
- supplier of related products
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
here some good news from today newspaper for our fellow freshwater prawn shrimp grower...
Wednesday March 18, 2009, The Star
Frozen seafood products cleared for export to EUKUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian frozen seafood products have been cleared for export to the EU, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.
The EU’s Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) has approved frozen seafood products from five Malaysian companies and four farms after a visit which ended on March 12.
The FVO will next check on live sea catches.
The decision comes some 10 months after the Government suspended exports of seafood products to the EU, which had threatened a total ban after random checks on nine Malaysian companies exporting fishery products revealed poor health standards and practices.
“I am happy the FVO has cleared all the doubts and has readmitted Malaysia into the EU import list,” Liow told a press conference at Wisma MCA yesterday.
Liow said the approval process would normally take six weeks, but his ministry would expedite the process.
“We will get it done as soon as possible,” he said.
It is learnt that the nine companies accounted for about RM100mil worth of exports to the EU annually.
The whole frozen seafood industry to the EU, comprising some 15 exporters, is believed to be worth about RM600mil annually.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Data should include
- contact person
- contact no
- size of farm
- how many ponds
- production capacity
- no. of workers
- which hatchery supply their PL
please help me making this database workable and accurate by email me your details, or details of any farmers near you
Monday, March 2, 2009
original ideas: culture baby freshwater prawn udang galah inside simple tanks either poly, concrete or fibre material.
duration: 1 month
setting up: 2 nos x 100 gallon poly tank, 3 nos bubble blower, 2 nos simple pumps and change water every 3 days, 8 nos of pipe shelter using green nets
- high content of sludge building up at the bottom of the tanks
- high ammonia content at tank bottom
- simple pump do not have enough suction power to filter the sludge
- 100 gallon of water is not sufficient to cater large numbers of freshwater prawn udang galah
- larger tank with efficient suction power but gentle enough for the baby prawn
- Water should be change at least 20% every 2 days
- bio filter system should be consider as used in koi pond
- bottom of tanks should be able or have drain outlet
- high pressure blower with aero-tube should be use
- tank should be place higher to make draining bottom sludge more easily
- department of fisheries should have the technology as used in the hatchery complex
pro & cons:
- saving valuable lands and could monitor growth of baby freshwater prawn
- reduce risk of natural predator
- to increase survival rates up to 90%
- high cost on start-up and electricity
- baby-sit the whole time
please comment if my findings was not accurate....