Malaysia’s oceans are under threat
Malaysians highly depend on our oceans for economic, social, cultural, and recreational benefits. Most importantly, our oceans provide us valuable supply of food as our main source of protein. But due to high demand, overfishing and unsustainable fishing practices, Malaysia’s marine resources have been over-exploited. This causes our fish stocks to be dangerously depleted and in the process destruction to our marine environment.
Decline in our fish stocks since 1970s.
We rank Number One as the biggest consumer of seafood in Southeast Asia.
The average amount of seafood a Malaysian eats per year.
From well-managed, sustainable stocks that are not overexploited. The preferred choice for consumption.
From fisheries that are at risk of becoming unsustainable. Only eat them occasionally, if recommended options are not available.
From unsustainable and overfished fisheries. Avoid eating these species for now.