Panel discusses need to protect sharks from the threat of by-catch


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 14 May 2017

(From left) Tourism Malaysia ambassador Clement Lee, Marine Parks Department deputy director-general Haji Abdul Rahim, Reef Check general manager Julian Hyde, celebrity diver Sarimah Ibrahim, Project Aware campaign manager Joanne Marston, dive centre owner Simon Christopher, marine biologist David McCann, and Muhamad Riduan Abdul Rahim from the Malaysia Scuba Diving Association (MSDA).

KUALA LUMPUR: The shark fin trade has critically endangered the shark population in the country, a panel discussion on marine conservation at the Malaysia International Dive Expo 2017 (MIDE 2017) heard.  

According to a 2016 WWF report, Malaysia is the world's ninth largest producer of shark products.  

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