Abstract—The aquaculture sector started in Malaysia since
1920s and has developed quickly nationwide. Sustainability of
aquaculture depends on its adaptability to environmental
changes. This research includes the study on the impact of the
National Policy on Climate Change on the aquaculture industry.
Policy appraisal and impact assessment approach have been
carried out by having experts’ interview and survey
questionnaires. The Policy is expected to promote aquaculture
sector according to its principles, strategic trusts and key
actions. In line with this, the respondents suggested several
criteria for the aquaculture sector to be climate resilient and
hence developed in a sustainable manner. The results from
analysing the Policy and the suggestions from respondents are
expected to aid developing a climate-resilient aquaculture
system model. Hence, better understanding of the potential
climate change policy impact on aquaculture enables the
policy-makers and stakeholders to plan and implement possible
countering measures to achieve sustainability in aquaculture.
Index Terms—Aquaculture, climate change policy, climate resilient aquaculture, policy impact.
The authors are with the Environmental Science Programme, Faculty of Science and Natural Resources, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Jalan UMS, 88400, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Cite: Chee Sheng Woon, Carolyn Payus, Leong Wan Vun, and Wei Peng Lee, "Perceptions of Relevant Stakeholders towards the Impact of Climate Change Policy on Aquaculture Activities in Malaysia: Some Preliminary Findings," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 8, no. 7, pp. 534-538, 2017.