Marine Fishes of Malaysia

Topics: Fisheries, Fish, Coral reef Pages: 20 (4643 words) Published: April 26, 2013


Lecturers : Dr Abdul Rahim Awang

Dr Connie Fay Komilus

Session : 2012/2013

Course : RT 10402 Introduction to Agriculture

Group member/: Teo Siew Fong (BR12110139)

Matrix no. Chang Pui Yee (BR12110015)

Chang Yin San (BR12110116)

Crissy Teo Ye En (BR12110019)

Ooi Pei Ning (BR12110108)

Ser Li Yun (BR12110118)

Table of content

|Contents |Page | |1.0 Introduction |1 | |2.0 Objectives of assignment |2 | |3.0 Present status |3~6 | |3.1 area | | |3.2 types | | |3.3 human resources | | |4.0 Markets |7~12 | |5.0 Problem/issues |13~15 | |6.0 Recommendation |16~18 | |7.0 Conclusion |19 | |List of Reference |20 | |Appendix |21 |

1.0 Introduction of marine fishes in Malaysia

In Malaysia, covering the Malay Peninsula and the north and north-western part of the Island of Borneo offers a prime tropical paradise that presents the angler with an opportunity to discover one of the world's newest game fishing destinations. Endowed with a wide variety of marine and inland angling destinations, Malaysia hosts a plethora of fish species in both environments. The tropical seas hold most of the main target species of tropical game fish including the king of the seas, the Black Marlin and the Blue Marlin. Striped Marlin have also been taken and the Pacific Sailfish is common. Tuna - Yellowfin, Bigeye and Dogtooth are found in the deep water areas around atolls and drop offs.

The rivers and lakes, surrounded by primeval topical rain forest, provide a backdrop to angling second to none. These pristine rainforest waterways, although more limited in the number of species extant, nevertheless, can test angler's skills to the limit. The Malaysian Red Mahseer, the Ferocious Giant Snakehead and the Hampala Barb all possess superb fighting qualities. Many other species exist, often not in the record book, while quite a number of species are not even identifiable. Recently Malaysia has recorded its first International Game Fish Association (IGFA) world records in both...
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