Scubazoo have long been ardent campaigners for the sustainable use of our marine resources so we’re happy to announce that our friends at WWF-Malaysia and the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) launched the Save Our Seafood (S.O.S.) Campaign yesterday in conjunction with World Oceans Day.
The objective of the campaign is to raise awareness on the status of Malaysian fisheries, where in some parts of Malaysia, demersal fish stocks have declined by as much as 90%, and to promote sustainable seafood choices through Malaysia’s first sustainable seafood guide.
The pocket-sized, bilingual guide in English and Bahasa Malaysia provides an insight into the sustainability of the 50 most popular Malaysian seafood species. The guide uses a simple traffic light system of categorising the seafood species: Green (preferred or recommended eating choice) Yellow (eat only occasionally) and Red (avoid eating).
It’s notable that all shark species are considered ‘Red’ and should be avoided.
Visit our stock footage library conservation section for destructive fishing footage
Watch our video ‘Adrift – Tales of Ocean fragility’ for some examples of unsustainable fishing techniques.