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Honorable Visit of the Chief Executive Officer of Yayasan Petronas to the Malaysian Fisheries Department

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21 February 2024

21 February 2024 I Wisma Tani

Petronas Foundation Chief Executive Officer, Puan Shariah Nelly Francis paid a visit to the Director General of Fisheries, YBhg. Dato’ Adnan bin Hussain at the Malaysian Fisheries (DOF) headquarters, Putrajaya today.


The purpose of this visit is to discuss the project proposal paper “Empowering the Community for the Conservation and Restoration of Seaweed in Paka & Merchang, Terengganu” between the DOF and the Petronas Foundation.


Among the objectives of this project is to make a comprehensive assessment of the area’s morphology and distribution as well as the health of seaweed in Paka and Merchang, Terengganu, Identify the main threats and factors that contribute to the deterioration of the seaweed ecosystem in the area, develop and implement seaweed restoration activities, foster community awareness and participation in seaweed conservation as well as establish a Long-term monitoring program to track the success of restoration efforts and the health of the seaweed bed.


Also present, Mr. Nazri bin Ishak, Director of Policy and Strategic Planning Division, Mr. Sukri bin Deris, Senior Deputy Director of the Fisheries Conservation and Protection Division of the Monitoring, Control and Surveillance Branch (MCS), Mr. Azlan bin Md Nor, Head of the Ecosystem and Biodiversity Conservation Branch, Fisheries Officers and representatives from the Petronas Foundation.

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