WWF-Malaysia’s Marine Programme is pleased to share the happenings of another hectic yet rewarding quarter for the Peninsular Malaysia Seas (PMSeas) and Sulu-Sulawesi Marine Eco region (SSME) programmes in this issue of ‘Currents’.
Shark finning will be banned in New Zealand waters under a government proposal announced today.
Will Malaysians continue to enjoy local seafood in the future? WWF-Malaysia’s new Save Our Seafood (S.O.S) guide tells a grim story. This updated version of the first guide paints a bleak picture of the state of fisheries in Malaysia. Between 1971 and 2007, the country has lost almost 92% of its fishery resources.
We wrap up another eventful turtle nesting season by going on stealth/stalker mode on hatchlings with the Hatchling Dispersal Pattern Studies and handing the naming rights of our satellite-tracked turtles to our World Sea Turtle Day Run winners, among others.
Malaysians will have a chance to celebrate their love for seafood while protecting the health of our ocean at the first regional Sustainable Seafood Festival (SSF) from 7 t0 8 June 2014 at The Intermark, Kuala Lumpur.