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Interview with the Director General of Fisheries Related to Bukit Merah’s Arowana.

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23 February 2024

23 February 2024 I Wisma Tani

YBhg. Dato’ Adnan bin Hussain, Director-General of Fisheries had the opportunity to be interviewed by Macaranga regarding kelisa fish in Lake Bukit Merah at the Malaysian Fisheries Office, Wisma Tani today.

YBhg. Dato’ Adnan stated that the DOF has established a Management Plan for the golden bream of Bukit Merah Lake 2008-
2012 to confirm the Merah River as the original habitat for the golden catfish.

Among the 5 main objectives of this plan are to protect the natural resources of golden anchovies, conserve golden anchovy stocks, increase public awareness of the importance of golden anchovy resources, develop the golden anchovy industry and improve research and information management of golden anchovies.

He also added that the Department of Fisheries through the State Fisheries will continue to protect the golden bream in the Merah River and list the bream as a protected fish under the Perak State River Fisheries Rules.

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