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Local fishermen not just poor in productivity, they are also ignorant about endangered fish protection

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Fishermen who caught whale shark may be fined

GEORGE TOWN: The four fishermen who caught a juvenile whale shark by accident on New Year’s Day may be fined – the fish is an endangered and protected species. Penang Fisheries Department director Mohd Najib Ramli said statements had taken from the four and forwarded to the department’s legal unit in Putrajaya for further action. “It is up to the unit. They may be compounded for catching the fish,” he said.


Malaysian government is either failed to educate or enforce wildlife protection laws against law violations committed by our fishermen in the past. It’s high time to teach our rakyat that a law is a law by fining these four fishermen in Penang.