Certification

Quality & Certification

Our Quality and Certification staffs are working with the Hatchery, Growout and Processing Plant teams to set up the highest production standards to ensure the best quality for our products.

We will continuously improve our production schema over the years to reduce the environmental impact and continue to offer to our customers a premium quality product.

The objective of our Quality and Certification department is to ensure:-

  1. The products’ compliance to the highest European and US food safety standards by regular quality controls.
  2. The compliance of these standards by implementation of internal audits.
  3. Serious consideration is given to the preservation of the pristine environment surrounding all the hatchery and growout sites by minimising the impact of our operations – either on land or sea – on the environment.
  4. To provide good working conditions for all our staff.

 

Our Quality and Certification Programme

Our approach to quality will follow the following milestones that we have committed ourselves to:-

Hatchery

Growout

Processing Plant
(By Contract)

Live Fish Trading

SOP

Phase 3

Phase 3

Phase 3

Phase 3

Traceability System

Phase 3

Phase 3

Phase 3

Phase 3

MYGAP

Phase 3

Phase 3

Phase 3

Phase 3

HACCP

Phase 3

FOS

Phase 1

Phase 1

Phase 1

Good Aquaculture Practice

Phase 2

Phase 2

Phase 2

Phase 1: Start UP      Phase 2: In-Progress      Phase 3: Implemented

 

Sustainability – Our Collaboration with WWF-Malaysia

About 1.5 million tonnes of fish are caught every year from Malaysia’s oceans. Unfortunately about 30% of this are thrash fish – small fish or juveniles that have no commercial value as food fish to the consumers, but are caught anyway by our fishermen because it can be sold for fish meals and to fish farms as feed.

Usually 6 to 9 kg of wild caught fish is needed to grow 1 kg of farmed fish. The simple mathematics indicates that this is not a practice that can be sustained for very long as too large amount of wild caught fish is wasted on feeding farmed fish. It is estimated by the WWF that if this practice continues unabated, the World’s fisheries will collapse by 2048.

In June 2013, we started collaboration with WWF Malaysia for a period of 12 months, to introduce better farming practices that will enhance the sustainability of grouper farming.

The objective of this pilot project is to prove the effectiveness of using pelleted feed instead of the widely used trash feed in grouper fish farming. It is hoped that the results will support the hypothesis that using pelleted feed is equally effective, if not better, than using thrash fish. This will reduce the industry’s dependence on thrash fish from the oceans which are currently unsustainable.

Pelleted formulated feed usually contains only 40 to 50% of fish protein, and the Feed Conversion Ratio (FCR) in offshore cage farming of marine fish is around 1.5. This means that only 0.6 to 0.75kg of wild caught fish is needed to grow 1.0kg of farmed fish – a much better proposition, allowing the fisheries in Malaysia’s Malacca Straits and South China Sea the breathing space that they need to recover sustainable levels.

The pilot project will go through one full-cycle by growing 12,000 Tiger Grouper fry from 4-inch size to adult size using hatchery – supplied fingerlings and pelleted feed, and practising the standards for Best Management Practices for the Live Reef Fish Trade.

Results will be posted here regularly.


 

First sampling by a WWF Malaysia officer on board the well boat – Mr. Ernest Chiam

 

Pristine seawaters at Pulau Simpang Tiga, Langkawi, offshore cage culture site

 

12,000 Tiger Grouper fry, one hour after successful transfer