Sabah outlaws shark fishing in its marine parks

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The Malay Mail Online reports that as of the end of 2017, shark fishing will be banned in Sabah’s 6 marine parks. The Tourism, Culture and Environment minister Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun has proposed a law that will allow offenders to be convicted if caught catching sharks.

The Minister said: ““It is imperative that we protect sharks in our waters, who bring in more tourism dollars being alive and in the wild than being sold as sea food,” after a meeting with the Sabah Shark Protection Association (SSPA)

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