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Identifying problems among seabass brackish-water cage entrepreneurs in Malaysia


Idris, Khairuddin and Mohamed Shaffril, Hayrol Azril and Alby, Jeffrey Lawrence D'silva and Man, Norsida (2013) Identifying problems among seabass brackish-water cage entrepreneurs in Malaysia. Asian Social Science, 9 (9). pp. 249-256. ISSN 1911-2017; ESSN: 1911-2025


As the strain on marine sources escalates, the aquaculture industry is becoming a viable alternative. Due to its potential to generate income for the community, interest in aquaculture is mounting. In line with this mounting interest, information with regards to the expected challenges within the industry serves as important preparation for future aquaculture entrepreneurs. Despite its importance, however, the availability of such data is lacking, and this study attempts to fill this gap by identifying the problems faced by the sea bass brackish-water cage entrepreneurs in Malaysia. The qualitative study uses in-depth interviews with aquaculture entrepreneurs who run sea bass rearing organizations at four different locations in Malaysia. Based on the analysis, four main themes are identified, namely financial, human factors, environmental and stakeholders. The ensuing discussion attempts to highlight points of interest for those who might venture into brackish-water cage aquaculture.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Educational Studies
Institute for Social Science Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.5539/ass.v9n9p249
Publisher: Canadian Center of Science and Education
Keywords: Aquaculture; Community development; Entrepreneurship
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2016 04:19
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2016 04:19
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/29293
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