Save Our Seafood through Sustainable Production and Consumption!

By Victor Charlie Andin, Shantini Gunarajan, Amierah Amer, Chor Wei Kang, Chitra Devi G

September 2019 FEATURE
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Malaysian coastal marine resources are declining due to overfishing.Results from the last fish resource survey carried out by the Department of Fisheries (DoF) in 1997 indicate that demersal fish stocks have dropped by 90% since 1971. In June 2017 it was reported that Malaysia loses an estimated RM6bil annually to illegal fishing by encroachment of foreign fishing vessels. Moreover, there are illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, such as destructive fishing – including fish bombing and cyanide or poison fishing...

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Victor Charlie Andin

Shantini Gunarajan

Amierah Amer

Chor Wei Kang

Chitra Devi G