Marine Fish Farmers
Association of Malaysia
Presented by: Dato’ Goh Cheng Liang
Pro-tem President, MFFAM
Objectives & Aims of MFFAM
 Promote & encourage:
- the development & management of aquaculture and
other related activities (Marine and brackish water) in
Malaysia on the rationale for food, recreation and
 Produce, publish & disseminate latest information on
sustainable aquaculture and related issues
 Building good relationship with individuals
organizations at the national and international level.
Objectives & Aims of MFFAM
- Provide feedback to government & other agencies on
matters related to the development of aquaculture &
related activities.
- Provide recommendations for the preservation &
conservation of water resources to promote an
conducive environment to the development of
aquaculture and conservation of aquatic species.
Objectives & Aims of MFFAM
- Assist members to obtain certification in Best
Aquaculture Practices.
- Participate in marketing activities for
sustainable aquaculture products.
Benefits of Implementing Best
Aquaculture Practices
With the application of farm production recording
system, better record keeping of the farming data could
be implemented and serve as a guide for future
management. For example:
FCR Value
Fish Growth Rate
Fish Survival Rate
Water Parameters
Benefits of Implementing Best
Aquaculture Practices
A well managed aquaculture farm implementing best
aquaculture practices with international certifications
opens access to EU market.
Friend of the Seas
Future Trend of Aquaculture Industry
• Concerned about the sustainability of aquaculture
production, traceability and eco-friendly methods.
• Transition from capture fishery to sustainably
produce seafood.
GST Group of Companies
GST Marine Products SDN.BHD. Established in early 1990’s
 One of the leading integrated seafood suppliers in West Malaysia
 Consist of 6 subsidiaries. Principally engaged in:
i) Broodstock Holding area: Pulau Pangkor
ii) Fish Hatchery : Batu Kawan, Penang
iii) Cage Culture Farm: Pulau Aman & Pulau Pangkor
iv) Processing Plant: Simpang Ampat, Penang
v) Distribution centres: Penang, Pulau Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur
GST Aquaculture Farm
 Located at Batu Kawan SPS,
 Annual production for Hatchery
is 10 million fries.
 Species produced: Seabass, Snapper,
Cobia, Grouper and Pompano.
 The main market for hatchery
produce fries is local farmers and
own farms
 Total harvest - 100 tons per annum
 Grow out - for local
consumption to meet the demand
from hypermarket & factory
Major Marine Aquaculture Species
 Located at Teluk Dalam, Pulau Pangkor, Perak.
• Total 1500 cages, total production 200 tons per annum.
 GST implement SPLAM practices and awarded EU Approved farm and
Friend of the Sea certification in 2010.
 Located at Simpang Ampat, Seberang
Prai, Penang.
 GST currently processes 200 tons of
seafood per month.
• Main market for chilled fish fillet –
export (air-flown) directly to Australia,
USA, Europe. Frozen fillet is for local
 GST also received global & domestic
HACCP, EU Certificated (EU.93), ISO
9002 Certification & Halal
GST Fine Foods Products
Fish Quality Certificate
Certificate No: 0063 –H31
Questions For The Floor
1. What kind of best aquaculture practices certification is
recommended for our adoption?.
2. Are there any incentive or financial support for our
Marine Fish Farmers Association to carry out best
aquaculture practices?
3. Are there places where sustainable seafood producers
can meet with buyers who are sourcing for sustainable
seafood and willing to pay for premium prices?
Thank You

Aquaculture Status & Future Trends