Partnerships for increasing productivity and better financial management

Published: 14 January 2019
Last edited: 01 April 2019

Clearly-defined and mutually agreed relationship between Johor State government through J-Biotech and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in the Giant Clam project. Memoranda of understanding were signed twice during this partnership. The first phase of the Giant Clam Project (1998-2001) and phase two of the programme (2008-2011) has been succesfully carried out. 


Partnerships for increasing productivity and better financial management are shown through J-Biotech as Johor states represantative to provide financial, conservation area and manpower, while USM is known to champion mollucs breeding not only in the nation but also in the region.


The success survival of the juvenile of Tridacna Gigas has shown clear success for the juvenile to survive. Now, the juvenile has ready to breed. The next phase is artificial breeding. We are hoping for the chances of producing daughter populations.


Alliance and partnership development
Co-management building
Education, training and other capacity development activities
Scale of implementation
Phase of solution

Enabling factors

1. APEX university

2. Skillful resource persons

3. Sophisticated equipment

Lessons learned

Historically, Tridacna gigas is synonym with Johor and USM.  Conserving these giants are self explanatory on why we should protect our ocean. Choosing the right partnership wil save up unneccesary expenditure, both sides benefits in talent and human capital development. Both Johor and USM has long history of partnership and USMhas been very comitted to make the project as true sucess in conserving Malaysia's natural heritage. It is put aces in places . By forging strong collaboration with USM, it has prove to be successful for the next phase for Giant Clam conservation project in Malaysia. Johor is the only state in Malaysia, which has long commitment in restocked more than 900 three-year old clams (Tridacna squomosa) into its reefs in 1999, the first conservation effort of such in the country. Johor has been awarded the first island to produce giant clams for conservation by the Malaysian Book of Records.

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