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FOOD

Malaysians love seafood and are the biggest consumers of seafood in Southeast Asia. However, did you know that in 40 years we run the risk of not having any seafood to eat, if we continue to consume indiscriminately?

MAJOR CONCERN

Deciding what seafood to order at the restaurant and what to purchase at the supermarket can shape the future of our global marine environment. Driven by our insatiable demand for seafood, Malaysia’s fishery resources have been over-exploited and almost 90% of Malaysia’s demersal (bottom-dwelling) fish stock has declined in some fishing areas, due to unsustainable fishing practices, pushing fishery resources to the verge of collapse and damaging the environment in the process.

WHAT WE NEED TO DO

It is important for Malaysians to start thinking about our seafood consumption patterns and how each of us can play a role to conserve our marine resources for future generations. A survey commissioned by WWF-Malaysia showed that more than 70% of Malaysians would stop or reduce seafood consumption if fish stocks are declining.

WWF-MALAYSIA’S ROLE

Encouraged by that fact, WWF-Malaysia and Malaysian Nature Society have collaborated and launched the Save our Seafood campaign with the following objectives:
• To raise awareness on the current status of our fish supply.
• To promote sustainable seafood choices.
• To influence market transformation towards sustainable seafood sourcing.


To reach those objectives, we have produced a seafood guide that provides information to individual consumers and businesses to help them make sustainable seafood choices.

Save Our Seafood

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