Malaysia: Breeding sea cucumbers

UNIVERSITI Sains Malaysia (USM) has discovered a new method to breed two types of sea cucumbers. USM’s School of Health Sciences Assoc Prof Dr Farid Che Ghazali said researchers had discovered new methods to breed the Stichopus vastus and Stichopus horrens sea cucumbers. “With the discovery, entrepreneurs can now kill two birds with one stone by helping to breed the sea cucumbers to save it from extinction and also to boost economy by exporting them for their medicinal values,” he said at a press conference at USM to announce the discovery. He said sea cucumber produces high proportions of sulphated polysaccharides, glycoproteins and lectins which can treat arthritis, cancer and for HIV therapy. Dr Farid also said sea cucumber breeding is a traditional industry but since it became a lucrative industry in China, entrepreneurs are encouraged to venture into it for export pur...

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