GEORGE TOWN: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has seized 14 “bubu naga” fish traps at several locations in Sungai Kerian on Tuesday (Jan 19).
Penang MMEA director Captain Maritime Abd Razak Mohamed said the traps were detected at about 1.8 nautical miles southwest of Sungai Kerian during an Ops Benteng patrol in Penang waters at 3pm.
"All traps seized were brought to the Marine Police Jetty at Batu Uban for further investigation," he said in a statement on Wednesday (Jan 20).
He said the use of ‘bubu naga’ is prohibited as it can adversely affect other fishery resources due to its lengthy shape and the fact that it is made up of several fish traps that are connected to each other.
Abd Razak said the case is being investigated under Section 11(3) (c) of the Fisheries Act 1985.
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