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Lifestyle 26 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Safeguarding Perhentian isles

FOR centuries the Perhentian Islands have been a refuge for fishermen seeking shelter from the storms, traders from India and China, the occasional band of wayward pirates and now the ever-present troupe of bikini-clad tourists.

Nation 25 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Don’t deprive old farmers of loans, says MB

Bank Pertanian should not deprive elderly farmers of loans to fund their farming activities, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohd Tajol Rosli Ghazali.

Lifestyle 24 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Dog day afternoons on the sea

Days spent lazing in the sun, comfortably cooled by a sea breeze, nights spent cosily tucked under blankets after a delicious seafood dinner ? a stay on board a fishing platform in the South China Sea was evidently not a hardship assignment for MENG YEW CHOONG.

Nation 21 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pact to improve fish breeders’ livelihood

The WorldFish Centre, a fisheries research institute in Penang, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed an agreement yesterday to help poor fish breeders in three African countries and one Middle East nation improve their livelihood.

Lifestyle 12 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Going for certification

Organic farming is gaining popularity worldwide and in Malaysia it is no exception. Though organic foods line our supermarket shelves, can we be certain that the produce are truly free from agro-chemicals? The impending introduction of certification to regulate the organic industry may well give the green movement a push in the right direction.

Lifestyle 02 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Managing the sea

Visual feasts and luminaries aside, Celebrate the Sea will also hold a special seminar on marine conservation.

Lifestyle 29 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

New way of life

The dense forest along the Kinabatangan, Sabah's longest river, offers a breathtaking view of the last remnants of Borneo wilderness. The river and its surrounding wetlands make up one of the richest ecosystems on Earth. Eager to tap the floodplain's growing nature tourism market, villagers are beginning to open their doors to paying guests.

Nation 29 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Licence to fish with improved resources

The Government is re-issuing licences to coastal fishermen after a lapse of 10 years because the supply of marine resources has improved.

Nation 28 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Police seek help for joint patrol

Police will seek the co-operation of the Royal Malaysian Navy and the Fisheries Department for a joint security patrol to protect fishermen in the Malacca Straits.

Nation 26 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Baby dugong drowns after getting stuck in fishing net

A female baby dugong was killed when it got entangled in a fishing net some 2km from Pulau Merambong in the Johor Straits.