07 Dec '17, 1pm

Singapore remains the world's no. 1 exporter of ornamental fish - Mothership.sg

Despite having very little agricultural land, Singapore happens to be the world’s top exporter of decorative and ornamental fish. It may sound strange, given our immense focus on high-tech industries, but Singapore has held on to this record for close to 10 years. In 2007, our exports of fish like koi, guppies and goldfish were valued at S$69 million , almost 20 per cent of the global market. Advertisement However, this number has been dropping over the years. In 2016, our exports of ornamental fish totalled S$43 million, which represented 14.1 per cent of the global market. Still, that was enough to put us ahead of our neighbours, as pointed out recently by Indonesian Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti. As reported by the Jakarta Post on Wednesday, Dec. 6, she said : “How come a country 100 times larger than Singapore depends on the smaller country ...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2017/12/singapore-remains-the-world...

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