The University Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) has sealed a licensing and commercialization agreement with Iman Insani Sdn Bhd for biogenic fish feed.
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Under the agreement, the company will market and distribute the research product developed by Dr. Mohammad Bodrul Munir from the Faculty of Resource Science and Technology.
“The biogenic fish feed has proven to enhance the growth of fish and proves that our local research and development are on par with international standards,” Unimas said in a statement yesterday.
Currently, fish breeders in Malaysia rely on an imported fish feed from Vietnam, Thailand, and Japan.
“As the price of fish feed has been on the upward trend, this has proved to be a major challenge for the aquaculture industry.
“The biogenic fish feed will assist the Malaysian fish industry to lower its operational expenditure by reducing the cost of fish feed.
“Moreover, it will reduce the industry’s reliance on imported fish feed, maintain the price of fish at an affordable level,
provide employment opportunities, and open up business opportunities for microenterprise and entrepreneurs of rural communities in Malaysia to venture into fish farming as well as becoming suppliers of feed ingredients,” added Unimas.