Muhamad Jainuddin Mohd Rosli says people often ask fishermen why they don’t catch other species of fish,  but it is not as easy as it may seem. Photo: Timothy Anthony
Muhamad Jainuddin Mohd Rosli says people often ask fishermen why they don’t catch other species of fish, but it is not as easy as it may seem. Photo: Timothy Anthony
Malaysia

Malaysia’s artisanal fishermen suffer net losses as climate change hits livelihoods

  • Rising water temperatures brought on by climate change forced some fish and crab species to other areas – places some fishers cannot easily access
  • A decade ago, fishers in Mukim Tanjung Kupang could catch 30kg of crabs in a single morning, now they’re lucky to bring home a quarter of that

Muhamad Jainuddin Mohd Rosli says people often ask fishermen why they don’t catch other species of fish,  but it is not as easy as it may seem. Photo: Timothy Anthony
Muhamad Jainuddin Mohd Rosli says people often ask fishermen why they don’t catch other species of fish, but it is not as easy as it may seem. Photo: Timothy Anthony
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