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Enforce Fisheries Act Stringently
CAP and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urge the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry to not bow to pressure by trawl operators and trawl fishers in the country who protest the enforcement of a ban on trawl nets with mesh sizes of 38mm and below, that was enforced from 1 November 2013. The Ministry through the Fisheries Department and the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) must enforce the Fisheries Act 1985 stringently based on the regulations set forth under the Act.
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) in collaboration with Friends of the Earth Japan, Australia and South Korea released a 151-page report, ‘Sustainable’ Tropical Timber Production, Trade and Procurement', which questions the sustainability of the international tropical timber trade, the quality of forestry governance in Malaysia and existing policies and regulatory measures in Japan, South Korea and Australia set up to ensure a more sustainable timber trade.
CAP objects the proposed incinerator project in Taman Beringin, Kepong. We are disappointed that the Malaysian government is still pursuing incinerators or thermal treatment plants as an option for waste disposal.
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is very concerned that exploitation of sand resources will soon render the country with increasing environmental problems and socio-economic consequences. The demand for sand and gravel continue to increase and this has brought about over-extraction and illegal sand-mining activities in Malaysia.