Ban on trawling needed to save our seafood


Men unload fish from a fishing boat at the port bordering Myanmar, in Ranong, southern Thailand.- EPA

FISHING in Malaysia is no longer a lucrative profession due to the dwindling number of marine life in our ocean. There are too many fishermen, and too few fish. You do the math, there is simple not as many fish to be caught.

In 2003, a general consensus was reached at the National Conference on Management of Coastal Fisheries in Malaysia where it was acknowledged that, “the abundance of coastal fisheries resources has declined substantially and that the coastal fishing sector suffers from excess fishing capacity”.

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