SOME 15,000 prawn fry were released in Sungai Kampung Terus in Penanti, Penang, during a Farm Day Programme in Kampung Terus.
Penang Deputy Chief Minister (I) Datuk Dr Mansor Othman, who is also Penanti assemblyman, joined other VIPs in releasing the fry along a stretch of the river.
He also planted a coconut tree in the village after opening the event to commemorate the opening of the new Pondok Tani Kampung Terus.
Also present were Penang Agriculture Department director Md Saad Kasan and his deputy, Noor Mazirah.
More than 500 people turned up for the event. Among the activities held were a fishing competition which attracted 232 anglers and a cooking competition participated by 20 women.
Penang Agriculture, Agro-based Industry, Rural Development and Flood Mitigation Committee chairman Law Choo Kiang said the state government would embark on several programmes to attract more people to the agricultural sector.
He also said the river bank along Sungai Kampung Terus had the potential for waterfront activities that could be an ecotourism lure.