Fish bombings near oil rigs


Voicing his concerns: Mohamed Firouz Asnan (second from left) having a discussion on fish bombing and oil rig encroachment with Laksamana Pertama Adam in Kota Kinabalu.

KOTA KINABALU: Cases of illegal fish bombing near the national oil company’s oil rigs off Sabah is triggering alarm bells as it could lead to serious losses and environmental damage.

Petronas Sabah and Labuan chairman Mohamed Firouz Asnan said fishermen carrying out the illegal activity preferred to let off bombs close to the oil rigs as there was an abundance of fish in the area.

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