Malaysia

/Tag:Malaysia

Shark Stewards Releases Shark Catch and Trade Report in Malaysia

February 1st, 2019|

Following four years of market survey and analysis of available trade and catch data in Sabah, Shark Stewards has released a comprehensive report on Shark and Ray Catch and Trade in Sabah, Malaysia in September 2018. Final Report Sabah Shark Report Final 9_20_18 (3) (1)Download On behalf of the Sabah Shark Protection Association, a collaborative group [...]

Summary, Sabah Shark Report 2018

June 18th, 2018|

Introduction On behalf of a collaborative group of non-profits, businesses, and registered organizations in Malaysia and in Sabah, Shark Stewards has undertaken a report to consolidate existing and unpublished data to better define the quantity and breadth of the catch of elasmobranches (sharks, skates and rays) in Malaysia, the trade of their meat and products, and [...]

Coral Reef Restoration, Shark Research and Rescue Borneo at Pom Pom Island

May 20th, 2018|

With the University of San Francisco Shark Stewards returns to Sabah Malaysia in June working with our partners at KOPEL and the Sabah Shark Protection Association restoring a tropical forest ecosystem and documenting and saving wildlife in Borneo.

Year End News From Shark Stewards

December 22nd, 2017|

Thanks to you threatened species like Blue sharks are one additional step away from extinction. This beautiful and important shark is disappearing-driven largely by the shark fin trade-yet new protection added at the Convention of Migratory Species will help these sharks. At 20 million killed each year, we are taking Blues to CITES to protect this [...]

Stop Fish Bombing in the Coral Triangle

October 31st, 2017|

Fish bombing (also known as ‘dynamite fishing’, or ‘blast fishing’) is a destructive fishing practice in which typically homemade bombs are dropped into the ocean or onto the seabed. Shock waves produced by the explosion either stun or kill fish, some of which are then collected from the surface while the rest sink to the seabed. [...]

Shark Stewards, Sabah Shark Protection Association Adding Voice for Sabah Sharks

July 28th, 2016|

Divers Upset To See Dead Sharks On Boat Near Mabul, international call to support increased shark protection in Malaysia. SEMPORNA, 27 July 2016: Just days after photos of dead sharks emerged from Pulau Mabul off here, tourists caught on camera sharks slumped on a long boat, the tails of at least four hanging on the side. [...]

Malaysian Minister Declares Three Shark Sanctuaries in Sabah

March 3rd, 2016|

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah is set to declare three of its marine parks as shark sanctuaries by mid-2016 in a bid to protect the endangered marine creatures, state Tourism, Culture and Environment minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said. He said the Tun Sakaran marine park in Semporna district, Tunku Abdul Rahman marine park here and the proposed Tun Mustapha [...]

Press Release: Shark Stewards and Shark Alliance Call to End Shark and Ray Fishing in Malaysia

January 19th, 2016|

As part of the Sabah Shark Protection Association (SSPA), Shark Stewards is calling for Malaysia to protect its dwindling shark populations in the country, especially in Semporna. Sharks are being landed near tourist resorts and divers are recording a rapid decline in shark and ray species threatening dive ecotourism and the health of local marine ecosystems. SSPA President, [...]

Shark Stewards and Saving Sabah Sharks

January 15th, 2016|

As part of the Sabah Shark Protection Association (SSPA), Shark Stewards is calling for Malaysia to protect its dwindling shark populations in the country, especially in Semporna. Sharks are being landed near tourist resorts and divers are recording a rapid decline in shark and ray species threatening dive ecotourism and the health of local marine ecosystems. SSPA President, [...]

Save Sabah Sharks

January 3rd, 2016|

According to a report by the United Nation Food and Agricultural Association, Malaysia is the 9th largest shark fishing nation and has risen to become ranked 3rd globally for shark fin imports.  This small nation is having a serious impact on global shark populations, as well as overfishing as much as 90% of its own shark population. The Malaysian government has [...]