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On 22 January 1982, the International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Development of Sabah, Malaysia (MAFD), signed a Memorandum of Agreement to cooperate and assist each other in research and development projects related to fisheries and aquaculture development. Both parties recognized the tremendous potential for coastal aquaculture development along Sabah's extensive and relatively unpolluted coastline.

The 1980 international conference on the Biology and Culture of Tilapias held in Bellagio, Italy, was a unique gathering of biologists and culturists to review existing information on tilapias and to suggest profitable areas for future work.


A survey of 41 catfish farms was undertaken to ascertain why production has been falling since 1974. The major factors influencing production were found, and guidelines for increased profitability provided.