FISHERIES COOPERATIVES: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF SABAH FISHERY AND FISHERMEN COOPERATIVES AND HOKKAIDO FEDERATION OF FISHERIES COOPERATIVES
Publication Date : 01/07/2014
Co-operative Commission of Malaysia has identifed Agriculture as a potential sector to further develop. The objective is to contribute 6% of the GDP in 2014 and 10% in 2020. In Malaysia, 6.78 million people or 27% of the total population are members of co-operatives. Fisheries Co-operative society is formed for the promotion of thrift, self help and mutual assistance of the members. Therefore, this paper aims to highlight on the fshery subsectors under co-operative in Sabah to drive its growth especially in Ko-Nelayan Sabah. A comparative study was done based on literature review, descriptive study on a successful Hokkaido Fisheries of Cooperatives to emulate some factors to be recommended in Malaysia.
Keywords: fsheries, cooperatives
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