DARO: The ‘terubok’ fish (toli shad or Chinese herring) is tipped to play a significant part in boosting the local economy.
International Trade and Industry, Industrial Terminal and Entrepreneur Development Assistant Minister Datuk Naroden Majais said that commercialisation of the fish could be a source of income to local fishermen.
He explained that processed terubok marketed using the latest technology could make it easy of consumers to obtain it.
“This is what we want. Daro’s terubok needs to be commercialised as a downstream product,” he said when officiating at Entrepreneur Roadshow programme and ‘Juh! Halal 2020 Seminar’ at Dewan Kemas Daro here, yesterday.
According to him, the advancement in internet technology had brought challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurs to compete at the global stage.
The digital technology infrastructure which is being developed by the state government also provided opportunities to entrepreneurs to conduct their business more conveniently, he explained.
“The rapid pace of advancement in the digital world now allows our local entrepreneurs to produce as well as promote their products globally,” he said.