List shark and manta ray as protected species, Fisheries Dept urged


Left unprotected: A manta ray pictured among other catch on a fishing boat that was seen at a water village in Pulau Mabul, Semporna.

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah wants answers from the federal Fisheries Department on their promise to include six shark species and the manta ray in the protected species list.

Amid the latest slaughter of the rare oceanic manta ray at the tourist resort island of Mabul in Semporna, state Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said they were still waiting for an update on the ban.

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