KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian Fisheries Development Board (LKIM) is focusing on efforts to raise the income of fishermen and develop the fishing industry.
Its chairman, Datuk Irmohizam Ibrahim said the agency was in the process of changing the socio-economy of fishermen to high income by 2020.
“Fishermen should venture into agrotourism sector and aquaculture. Their houses can also serve as homestay,” he told reporters a LKIM Media Awards 2014, here tonight.
Also present was Bernama Editor-in-Chief, Datuk Zakaria Abdul Wahab.
The Best Print Media Award went to Utusan Malaysia journalist Laupa Junus via the article titled ‘Dengarlah Keluh Kesah Nelayan’.
The Electronic Media Award was won by Farhana Ahmad of RTM via the agrojournal documentary titled ‘Senyum Sang Nelayan’.
They received cash prize of RM10,000 and a certificate. – BERNAMA