Anti-fish bombing efforts net good results

  • Nation
  • Friday, 26 Jul 2019

KOTA KINABALU: The marine police say the aggressive action against fish bombing and traders who sell this kind of fish in markets is showing some positive results.

Sabah Marine Police commander Asst Comm Mohamad Pajeri Ali said a joint operation with the State Fisheries Department yesterday did not detect any case of fishermen using this method or traders selling the fish caught in such a manner.

ACP Pajeri said they inspected 11 boats and six traditional fishing platforms at sea known as bagang.

“We found all the boats had a fishing licence and followed the rules and regulations.

“None were involved in any blast fishing in Indrasabah and Merotai Bay waters off Tawau,” he said.

ACP Pajeri said the operation would continue as they were focused on an all-out effort to wipe out the decade-old menace across Sabah.

“This is to ensure the safety of traditional fishermen, tourists as well as to protect the marine ecosystem,” he added.

A similar check at Lahad Datu town’s fish market on Wednesday also did not find bombed fish being sold.

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