Fishermen Appeal For Firmer Action Against Foreign Poachers

PEKAN, May 20 (Bernama) -- More than 50 fishermen around Kuala Pahang and Pasir Panjang here have appealed to the authorities to act more firmly against foreign fishermen who they claimed used trawlers to poach in Malaysian waters.

The fishermen, who have lodged a report on the matter at the Pekan Police headquarters, said their source of income was jeopardised by these foreign fishermen whose trawlers also damaged their fishing gear.

A spokesman for the fishermen, Rosli Ahmad, 44, said they had suffered huge losses due to the encroachment by the foreign fishermen.....