KUCHING: More than 500,000 fish and prawn fry were released in the upper Sarawak River here yesterday in conjunction with the 4th Semadang International Tagang Festival 2018.
The fry were released at Kampung Danu, Kampung Semadang, Kampung Giam and Kampung Git which are located along the river.
Assistant Minister of Transportation Datuk Dr Jerip Susil who is also Mambong assemblyman officiated at event.
Dr Jerip said the fry release was to replenish fish and prawn stock in the river for the benefit of the riverine folk.
“This (release of fish and prawn fry) is among the efforts of the Sarawak government to help the people, so I hope that the villagers will take good care of the river to enable a sustainable supply,” he said.
He was happy to note the close cooperation among the people in the area and hoped such cooperation and teamwork will continue.
The festival from Aug 31-Sept 2 features a variety of exciting activities which started off with traditional dances and musical instruments competition on Aug 31 at Kpg Semadang multi-purpose hall.