JANUARY 12, 2024 I WISMA TANI INTERVIEW OF THE CHIEF DIRECTOR OF DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES(DOF) WITH CNA
Director General of DOF, YBhg. Dato’ Adnan bin Hussain had the opportunity to be interviewed by the news company Channel News Asia (CNA) on the topic of ‘Malaysian Fisheries Industry’ at the Malaysian Fisheries Department Headquarters, Wisma Tani, Putrajaya.
The Director General of DOF explained the current issues faced in the country’s fishing industry such as the reduction in the number of fish landings, the invasion of foreign fishing vessels, global climate change and the effects of increased Development activities, coastal land reclamation and dredging.
He also explained some of the steps taken by the DOF to ensure the sustainability of fisheries resources, including the development of artificial culverts as well as implementing enforcement programs through Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) based on the authority of the Fisheries Act 1985 (Amendment 2019) in managing fishery resources to guarantee the country’s food security.
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