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Official Working Visit of The Minister of Agriculture and Food Security to Semporna.

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10 March 2024

The Minister of Agriculture and Food Security (KPKM), YB Datuk Seri Haji Mohamad bin Sabu paid an official working visit to the seaweed cultivation project in Semporna which aims to see one of the contributors to the country’s fisheries aquaculture industry.

The state of Sabah is a major contributor to the country’s seaweed production through aquaculture activities. The main species bred in the waters of this state are Kappaphycus and Eucheuma.

Sabah’s seaweed has contributed about 54% of the national aquaculture production where in 2023 seaweed production in the state is estimated at 225,048 metric tonnes (wet weight) with a value of RM100 million.

Also present were YBhg Datuk Lokman Hakim bin Ali, Secretary General of KPKM, YBhg Dato’ Adnan bin Hussain, Director General of Fisheries, YBrs Haji Bohari bin Haji Leng, Deputy Director General of Fisheries (Development) as well as fisheries officers and delegations of KPKM.