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Aquaculture committee to boost sector development

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Demand for baby frogs and catfish has increased significantly in recent years. Agriculture Ministry

Aquaculture committee to boost sector development

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has established the Aquaculture Promotion Cambodia Committee to facilitate the production and business activities of the Cambodian Aquaculturist Association (CAA), to increase production capacity for domestic supply and export.

According to a directive signed by agriculture minister Veng Sakhon on December 17 and seen by The Post on December 20, the committee consists of the chairman, vice-chairman and nine committee members.

Ministry secretary of state Has Sareth is helming the chairman seat.

The committee must coordinate the production and business activities of the CAA to increase the production capacity of domestic supply and export by discussing business production processes, challenges and guidelines for effective implementation.

According to the directive, the committee must promote research on feeding techniques, increase productivity, processing and marketing to ensure the wellbeing, prosperity and sustainability of the aquaculture sector in Cambodia, report about the progress and challenges in the implementation to the agriculture minister for review and decision.

The Post could not reach Sareth for comment.

The ministry’s director-general of the Fisheries Administration and Aquaculture Promotion Cambodia Committee vice-chairman Eng Chea San also could not be reached for comment.

CAA chairman Sok Raden thanked the ministry for establishing the committee.

He said its establishment will boost the sector’s development in line with the government’s recommendations and policies.

He expects the new committee working group to focus on helping people engage in fish farming and those working in the aquaculture sector.

“We . . . will continue to work hard to increase production and quality to ensure domestic supply and export targets in a competitive market, especially amid and after Covid-19,” he said.

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