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‘Enforcement vital for totally protecting sharks and ray species’


Cause for concern: Sharks being sold at a market in Sabah. Photo taken from Sabah Sharks Protection Association’s Facebook page.

Cause for concern: Sharks being sold at a market in Sabah. Photo taken from Sabah Sharks Protection Association’s Facebook page.

KOTA KINABALU: The recent proposal by the Sabah government to name four types of sharks and two giant ray species as totally protected is good, but environmentalists hope it could be properly implemented and enforced.

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Malaysia conservation director Dr Henry Chan said a comprehensive measure to ensure that local communities, enforcement officials and fishermen understand and abide by the law when it comes into effect is needed.

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