Marine Life Aquaculture Pte Ltd (“MLA”) was established on 27 April 2009. It was founded by Mr Frank Tan Chee Boon (Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director). In the beginning, the company’s business focus was alike other farms around Singapore operating on floating “Kelong” (coastal floating platform with hanging nets built predominantly with wooden structure and buoyant by sealed plastic drums), with the induction of fish fry brought from Malaysia and growing them to market size for sales to domestic fishery ports.
As the scaling progressed, two professional fish farming veterans joined the company and contributed significantly to the scientific fundamental of the Company and led MLA to be one of the biggest upstream integrated marine food fish producing farm in Singapore.
Mr Tan Kay Heok, our Technical Director has over 42 years of experience in marine food fish and shrimp farming. Mr Leong A Shin, our Cage Grow-out Manager has over 25 years of experience in Seacage Operation and fish progragation.
MLA’s current Land Area of 60,629sqm (About 6.06 hectare) at No.1 Pulau Ketam represents about 19.3% of total Land Based fish farm in Singapore (AVA source: total fish farm land in Singapore 34.2 hectare). Integrating with the land base are two Coastal Netcage floating fish farms off P. Ketam.
MLA's land based operations on Pulau Ketam operate under a sustainable model of self-sufficient freshwater treatment, fish culture using seawater treatment plant, affluent control and generator power supply to support Hatchery, Nursery and Pre Grow-out sections.