~ In conjunction with World Ocean Day, 8 June ~ Petaling Jaya: A blind taste test done by WWF-Malaysia recently shows that 77.9% of the respondents have the perception that the texture of wild caught fish is better than farmed fish but 71% of them found farmed fish to be acceptable after the test.
MALAYSIANS are the biggest seafood consumer in Southeast Asia with one person consuming an average of 50.4kg of seafood a year! But due to overfishing, our oceans will soon be unable to sustain our growing appetite for seafood. Scientists predict that by 2048 there’ll be no more seafood left if we don’t eat responsibly.
30 September 2016, Kota Kinabalu: The Sabah Shark Protection Association (SSPA) is in full support of Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Masidi Manjun’s recent statement on overfishing, particularly by foreign vessels that are encroaching into Sabah waters.
11 March, Kota Kinabalu: Sharks are at the top of the marine food chain. They prevent potential outbreak of diseases and help improve the gene pool of other fish species. These are crucial in ensuring continued supply of fish as a major and affordable protein source for Malaysians.
Petaling Jaya – The game ‘Ocean Redemption’ is now available for free on GooglePlay, and has gained popularity for sharing the crucial message of sustainable seafood at the same time as providing entertainment for its players. In collaboration with WWF-Malaysia, and with the guidance of their lecturer Robina Tinawin, INTI International College Subang students Pong Vee… Continue reading “‘Ocean Redemption’ Game Supports Sustainable Seafood Movement”
By Shantini Guna Rajan, WWF-Malaysia Marine Programme Senior Policy Officer In conjunction with World Fisheries Day, 21 November 2015
17 Sept 2015, Kuala Lumpur: Some of Malaysia’s best-loved seafood such as groupers and snappers might soon disappear, harming an RM8.79 billion fishing industry, unless sustainable ocean management practices are implemented, WWF-Malaysia said.
14 Aug 2015, Kuala Lumpur: WWF-Malaysia collaborated with Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and Hilton Kuala Lumpur, to host a Sustainable Seafood Business and Aquaculture Forum.
With reference to the article entitled ‘Fishing industry warns of decline in fresh seafood’ published in The Star on 23 June 2015, WWF-Malaysia reaffirms support towards the ban of trawlers in Zone B.