Mr. Looi Yat Yew was a black-hoe tractor operator, doing earth
works for housing development. He gave up his business due to economic slow down in Malaysia and with the help
of his brother, he invested in fresh water aquafarming in Seri Meranti of Kuala Pilah. Since he
had no knowledge in aquafarming business, his production was not in good result. He attended the
STAC aquafarming course on July 2001. After the course completion, he restocked his ponds with
freshwater prawn pLs. He started harvesting for sale from 15th of October. His pond performance has
reached his target of 1000kg in 1 acre.
Mr. Looi had stocked one pond with climbing perch as a trial
farming but the result was not good. He gave up this fish and put full
effort in farming of fresh water prawn.