Unsustainable fishing and farming 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.

Take Action

When depleted fish stocks are allowed to recover, we see higher and more stable commercial fish landings over time, create more opportunities for sport fishing, and ensure the fresh, local seafood we love will be on our plates for years to come.
In addition to ending overfishing and rebuilding fish populations, ocean ecosystem health depends on protecting and restoring important habitat, minimizing the amount of unwanted species that are caught in fishing nets (bycatch), and ensuring an adequate food supply for marine life, including marine mammals.


“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
Seafood Plate

 Download Seafood Plate (English)Download Seafood Plate (Malay)


Shangri-La Golden Sands Resort, Penang
Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Kota Kinabalu
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




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.

Celebrity Chef Bobby Chinn wants more people to be a part of the Sustainable Seafood Movement

Our Fish Stocks Are In The Red: WWF-Malaysia’s New S.O.S Guide Reveals The Hard Truth

Posted on by Gopal Nair in Seafood Sustainability | No Comments

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.

Are You a Human?

Enter the sum of 7 + 9 below to prove you are a human.
Save Our Seafood
1 Jalan PJS 5/28A,
Petaling Jaya Commercial Centre (PJCC),
46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan,

Telephone: +60.3.7450.3773
Facsimile: +60.3.7450.3777

Map On