Breeding tilapia in old mining pool
AN ex-mining pool in Pantai Kamloon, Kepala Batas, will soon be turned into a major centre for caged freshwater tilapia breeding.
Deputy Agriculture Mini-ster Datuk Seri Mohd Shariff Omar said about 200 cages would be installed there at the cost of RM1.2mil.
”We hope to release 400,000 tilapia fry into these cages and reap yields weighing 170 metric tonnes when the fish grow to adult size,” he said,
He was speaking to reporters after releasing 100,000 udang galah (lobster) fry into the Prai River in Kampung Air Itam Dalam, Sungai Dua, recently.