RM1 million allocation to assist 78 caged fish breeders while another RM1 million for the rehabilitation of the dilapidated fishing jetty
The government today approved an allocation of RM2 million to assist caged fish breeders at Kampung Air Masin, Kukup, Johor, who were adversely affected by the Lekima typhoon and for the rehabilitation of dilapidated fishing jetty in Tanjung Piai area.
Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub said RM1 million allocation was to assist 78 caged fish breeders while another RM1 million for the rehabilitation of the dilapidated fishing jetty.
He said the assistance was part of the government’s responsibility to assist the fishermen and fish farmers.
Salahuddin, who is also Pulai Member of Parliament, said he had carried out at least eight assistance programmes for the fishermen in Pontian area including the release of crab eggs, cost of living aid as well as visits to cockle farms in Tanjung Piai.
In August, 78 breeders lost RM5 million after schools of fish died due to water pollution which occurred after the Lekima typhoon struck.
He said the government also encouraged the development of agro-culinary sector by focusing on Malaysian dishes that uses local raw materials to be standardised in terms of taste and presentation.