TAWAU: Incidence of disease affecting shrimps or prawns in Sabah is almost negligible and under control as there has been no reported outbreak of any such disease so far, says the Department of Fisheries Malaysia.
Its director general, Dato’ Ahamad Sabki bin Mahmood, disclosed that a bio-survey unit had been set up in Sabah to monitor and carry out sample testing of prawn production from time to time to detect the disease, if any, on the prawns here. They will undertake sampling on soil, water and prawn for detection of any disease.
Besides that, the research and development (R & D) unit is also carrying out research to prevent or eliminate disease, such as the white spot disease on tiger prawns (penaeus monodon).
Ahamad Sabki said this at a press conference after officiating at the shipment of the 200th container of prawns for export under a National Key Economic Area project at Pegagau Specialty Farming Sdn Bhd, Umas-Umas near here yesterday morning.