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Domestic fish bombs. Sabah Marine Police (PPM) has expanded its operations as part of an effort to combat fish bombing activities

Authorities crack down on trading of fish from bombing method

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Thursday, July 11, 2019, 06:10 (GMT + 9)

KOTA KINABALU: City authorities are stepping up efforts to clamp down on fish bombing by targeting unscrupulous traders who have been selling fish from this illegal activity.

Marine Police Region 4 commander Asst Comm Mohamad Pajeri Ali said it was important to end the chain of supply and demand for fish caught through dynamite fishing.

Photo: Marine police

As part of their efforts to stamp out blast fishing, the Kota Kinabalu marine police and Fisheries Department carried out a joint operation at the Sabah Fishery Marketing Jetty (SAFMA) at around 12.30am on Tuesday (July 9)

During the operation, the team inspected 21 businesses to identify whether they were still selling bombed fish to the public.


Sabah marine police record 30 cases linked to fish bombing in first six months of 2019 | Source: Nation | The Star Online

Those with details on fish bombing activities are advised to channel the information to the police station nearest to them.

Fish bombing has recently claimed the lives of three people in Semporna – two Chinese tourists and a local dive instructor.

Source: Natasha Joibi / thestar.com.my | Read full story here

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