Activities in 2010
Sustainable Aquaculture and Management of Aquatic Resources
The seminar started off with a welcoming speech by the Vice President of UTAR (R&D and Commercialization), Prof. Dr. Lee Sze Wei, who commented that the organizing of these Agriculture Technology Seminar Series is not only timely to address the nation’s concern to increase food yield, but also in line with UTAR’s mission to launch its Agriculture Bachelor’s degree programme at the Perak Campus in year 2011.
Vice President of UTAR (R&D and Commercialization), Prof . Dr. Lee Sze Wei, giving the welcoming speech.
Ms. Erin Tan from Syndel Asia giving her talk on sustainable aquaculture.
Dr. Alexander Chong from USM, emphasizing the importance of proper feed formulation for the fish.
Mr. Chin Thiam Hin of the Department of Minerals and Geoscience, Malaysia. giving his talk.
Professor Dr. Chong Ving Ching from Universiti Malaya,who spoke on converting palm oil mill effluent (POME)
After breaking from lunch, Associate Professor Dr. Alan Ong Han Kiat, chairperson of the organizing committee, took turn to chair the following sessions. He first welcomed another academician, Professor Dr. Chong Ving Ching from Universiti Malaya, who spoke on converting palm oil mill effluent (POME) as a feed for phototrophic bacteria, which in turn serves as a feed for the high-value fish, marble goby, or more commonly known as ketutu or soon hock. Ending the line of speakers for the day was Mr. Bluey Chew and Mr. Lor Kar Loon, from Recirculation Aquaculture Systems Sdn. Bhd. They gave an alternative aspect of fish farming - the usage of a recirculating aquaculture fish tank system, which could greatly reduce land and water requirements, while also offering a high degree of control of the culture environment at the same time.
Ending the seminar was a lively discussion between the floor and the panel led by Tuan Haji Rosly Hassan from the Fisheries Research Institute, Penang and Professor Emeritus Dr. Yong Hoi Sen, both sides sharing their insights, trials and tribulations of the aquaculture industry in Malaysia.
Mr. Lor Kar Loon, from Recirculation Aquaculture Systems Sdn. Bhd., explaining the RAS system.
A lively discussion with between the panel and the floor, ending the seminar for the day.