Friday, May 21, 2010

Aquaculture in Kenyir Lake, Terengganu, Malaysia

Kenyir Lake is one of the biggest man-made lakes in Malaysia. Its construction completed in 1985 and  it is being used to harness and generate hydro-electric power. Those days this area was the forest and had a few villages. It is located 80km from Kuala Terengganu, the state capital.

Kenyir Lake has many things to offer for the visitors. One of them is the aquaculture project. This economic project can offer visitors to learn how the cage fish were farmed until they were sold to the buyers.

Kenyir Lake from the air. If you do not have the bearing, you may get lost in the wilderness.

The fish cage.

The area covered by this project is quite extensive.

The cages are being managed by a company.

A view from the cage platform.

The fish that are being reared here.

It is tilapia...

This tilapia is given special food twice a day. It takes six months to complete the rearing cycle.

If you are interested to visit this area, take a cab or hire a car and go to Pengkalan Gawi. When you reach Pengkalan Gawi, take a boat to Como River. There you are, you will see this aquaculture project.  If you are interested to know this project further, you can contact Tourism and Tasik Kenyir Division, Terengganu Tengah Development Authority, Bandar Al Muktafi Billah Shah, Dungun, Malaysia  tel 609-822 3100 or email  to   Happy travelling.


  1. Salam, maaf, saya student Biology UMT akn jalankan research di Tasik Kenyir. Boleh saya dptkan references utk tahun pembinaan Tasik Kenyir ni x?

  2. Dear Sir, Congratulations on this posting. I am interested in getting the constructive details of the cages portrayed and am wondering if you would please be kind enough to give me the contact details of the people from this farm. Thank you.