Status of Sarawak fisheries : challenges and way forward / Wen Chiat Lee ... [et al.]

Wen, Chiat Lee and Viswanathan, K. Kuperan and Kamri, Thalany and Siew, King Ting (2020) Status of Sarawak fisheries : challenges and way forward / Wen Chiat Lee ... [et al.]. International Journal of Service Management and Sustainability (IJSMS), 5 (2). pp. 187-200. ISSN 2550-1569

Abstract

Fisheries are important to Sarawak’s economy. Fisheries provide job opportunities and income to the people besides contributing to Sarawak’s gross domestic product. Sarawak’s fisheries can be divided into marine capture fisheries and aquaculture. In this paper, we discuss the status of Sarawak fisheries. Moreover, challenges of fisheries in Sarawak are also discussed. The major challenges are encroachment by illegal fishers and
poor institutional organizations of fishers, and more recently, the impact of
Covid-19 on Sarawak’s fisheries. There are three suggestions for
sustainable fisheries development in Sarawak. Firstly, the control of illegal
and undocumented fishing; secondly, the transformation of fishermen
associations into functioning cooperatives to improve welfare and
livelihood of fishers; and thirdly, the development of aquaculture to
augment fisheries production and increase the income of fishers and rural
people.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
Creators
Email / ID Num.
Wen, Chiat Lee
wenchiat@uitm.edu.my
Viswanathan, K. Kuperan
kuperan@uum.edu.my
Kamri, Thalany
thalany@uitm.edu.my
Siew, King Ting
tings036@uitm.edu.my
Subjects: S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling > Fisheries
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sarawak
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Service Management and Sustainability (IJSMS)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > International Journal of Service Management and Sustainability (IJSMS)
ISSN: 2550-1569
Volume: 5
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 187-200
Keywords: Fisheries, Sustainable development, aquaculture, Fishermen Associations Sarawak, Covid-19
Date: 10 September 2020
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/40311
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