Unsustainable fishing (overfishing, destructive fishing, illegal and unregulated fishing) and poor aquaculture practices have severely impacted many of our most popular seafood choices. Global fish stocks are exploited or depleted to such an extent that without urgent measures we may be the last generation to catch food from the oceans.

Around 85% of global fish stocks are over-exploited, depleted, fully exploited or in recovery from exploitation. In the last 40 years, fishery resources in Malaysian waters had declined significantly from 2.56 tonnes per sq km in 1971 to only 0.21 tonnes per sq km in 2007. In other words, fishermen have to work ten times harder to catch the same amount of fish!

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When depleted fish stocks are allowed to recover, we see higher and more stable commercial fish landings over time, ensuring that the fresh, local seafood we love will be on our plates for years to come.
Your choice of seafood today will determine the future of our fish stocks and the health of our oceans and its marine life. Use your power as a consumer to determine the future of our marine environment and download the guide now.




Our fish stocks continue to deteriorate and are in danger of collapsing. Our oceans will soon be unable to sustain our growing appetite for seafood.

“Once considered inexhaustible, our oceans are in a state of global collapse.”

Our guide also recommends safer, more sustainable options based on your personal tastes and priorities. Print out the card version, which can fit in your wallet, to always have these valuable tips on hand when you’re shopping.

Seafood Guide
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Department of Fisheries Malaysia
Pacific West Foods
Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Golden Fresh Sdn Bhd
Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
Persatuan Penternak Ikan Laut Malaysia


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