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Malaysia's fish stock in danger of being depleted by Adrian David December 03,2018   |  Source: NST

Malaysia’s fish stock is in danger of being depleted owing to over-exploitation and poaching.

Fisheries Department director-general Datuk Munir Mohd Nawi said therefore preventive and rehabilitative measures would be implemented through fisheries management plan to overcome the situation of global warming, climate change and pollution.

Studies on 7,800 marine species around the world’s ecosystems by global marine experts concluded that nearly 90 per cent of global fish stocks were either fully fished or overfished.

“And by 2048, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has forecast a total seafood depletion in the world, despite an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development forecast of a 17 per cent rise in fish production by 2025,” he said at the opening of a programme by the Marine Fishery Resources Development and Management Department at the South-East Asian Fisheries Development Centre in Chendering.

The International Training Course on Population Dynamics and Stock Assessment of an Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Country’ was specifically for Bangladesh.

Munir called for stricter control, supervision and management of marine life to avoid dire consequences in the coming years.

Munir said that Malaysian

 

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Theme(s): Fisheries Resources.

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