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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sabah Fishing Tournament To Promote Anti-shark Finning

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Sabah Fishing Tournament To Promote Anti-shark Finning
February 25, 2009 15:33 PM, Bernama

KOTA KINABALU, Feb 25 (Bernama) -- The Sabah Anglers' Association (SAA) will use the Sabah International Fishing Tournament 2009 as a platform for its Anti-Shark Finning Campaign.

The campaign's committee chairman, Nilakrisna James, said SAA was concerned at the depletion of unique fish in Sabah waters, including protected species like sharks.

"In the past, we have voiced our concern on suspicious marine activities taking place in Sabah waters which received lukewarm response from the authorities.

"We do not need a global boycott from the increasingly green-conscious international travellers to take matters seriously," she said at a press conference on the tournament here today.

Nilakrisna said SAA was campaigning not only to ban shark finning activities in the state, but also at the universal level.

"The ban should be universal and not just for the reason of protecting the tourism integrity or the diving business in the state," she said.-- BERNAMA

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