Foreign labour policies causing vacuum in fishing industry


Khoo Gek San

Fishing is a dangerous occupation and many of the younger generation are not willing to take the risks involved in the trade. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 16, 2020.

THE government suspension on hiring foreign labourers has left the fishing sector severely understaffed, with fishermen facing a tough future.

To add insult to injury, the younger generation are also wary of returning to sea, leaving many boats sitting idly at ports.


Effective July 2018, access to full reports will only be available with a subscription. Sign-up now and enjoy one (1) week free access!

Subscribe Now!



Sign up or sign in here to comment.


Comments