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kong

Member Since 15 Feb 2009
Offline Last Active Feb 21 2009 12:39 AM
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In Topic: Shark finning in Sipadan/Mabul area

15 February 2009 - 08:27 PM

Hi everyone, I am a diver from Sabah. I am glad that you bring this issue to the attention of government.
However, I have a bad news just for your info...

Excerpt from the news "Turtles, sharks most at risk":
"The long-line fishing method introduced recently in Sabah waters through licences to two local companies which will operate 10 boats is among the most depleting fishing methods and one which is non-sustainable... He said long liners are estimated to kill in excess of 40,000 sea turtles, 300,000 sea birds (including the charismatic albatross), thousands of mammals and millions of sharks each year..."
Full article: http://www.dailyexpr...fm?NewsID=62480