THE Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Brunei yesterday conducted a technical visit to a fish farm operated by Syarikat Hajah Rosni binti Haji Kassim dan Anak-Anak at Kaingaran Island near Kampong Pengkalan Sibabau.
They were welcomed and briefed by the owner of the fish farm, Haji Bakar bin Haji Chuchu.
The business operates 117 fish cages over a one-hectare area. The different types of fish farmed there include sea bass,
grouper, red snapper, yellow-spotted trevally and green mussels. Last year, the company produced 13 metric tonnes of barramundi, grouper, and other types of fish, as well as green clams, for the local market.
The aim of the visit was to give the delegation an insight on how the different types of fish in the local industry are being farmed and produced before being made available in the local market and even for export purposes.
According to the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism, the company has the potential to produce up to 536 metric tonnes of fish in a year in 2020.
The delegation was briefed and given the opportunity to witness how operations at the fish farm were conducted, giving them valuable insights and a memorable experience.
Several members said the visit gave them the opportunity to be acquainted with the development achieved by the country in the fisheries sector.