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.

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