Extract from “Malaysia creates 1 million hectare marine park, but allows commercial fishing”

That’s why it’s significant that—unlike some marine protection zones—Tun Mustapha park was created with a view to managing, rather than banning, fishing operations outright. Both commercial fishing operators and local residents will be allowed to continue fishing in designated zones which were established in consultation with NGOs, the Malaysian park service, local communities and fishing operators themselves.

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