WWF-Malaysia: Stop fish bombings

KOTA KINABALU (Bernama) – WWF-Malaysia has urged the authorities to take action to curb rampant fish bombing activities in the light of the deaths of three divers including two Chinese tourists on July 5.

WWF-Malaysia Interim Head of Marine Monique Sumampouw said fish bombings were not only illegal but also posed a great danger to people and would result in the destructions of fish habitats such as coral reefs.

“Curbing the activities is an investment for our future – to safeguard and conserve our marine life as well as protect people. Let us not lose our marine life as we have lost our rhinoceros in the wild,” she said in a news statement yesterday.