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Local fish production up

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Local fish production was 4,906 tonnes last year, up from 4,205 tonnes in 2014.

This despite plankton blooms and the recent oil spill off Pasir Gudang Port after a collision between two container vessels.

Local production now makes up 10 per cent of consumption here. This is an increase of 2 percentage points from 2014.

In his reply to a question by Non-Constituency MP Leon Perera, the Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong said the Agri-Food Veterinary Authority (AVA) is assisting affected farmers with claims against the ship’s insurer.

He also noted that AVA has put in place measures such as a realtime online water quality monitoring and SMS alerts for early detection of environmental risks. — THE STRAITS TIMES