TSS KK Talk: Fri, 22 Feb 2019 – Stopping Fish Bombing

The use of small explosive devices (fish bombs) to harvest fish in both pelagic waters and across coral reefs is indiscriminate, inefficient and very destructive to coral reef habitats.  Terence and Tony will describe the issues relating to fish bombing, why it needs to be stopped, the challenges this presents and the progress being made in Sabah.

Date: Friday, 22 Feb 2019

Time: 8.00 pm

Venue: The Secretariat, Damai, Luyang

A joint presentation by Terence Lim and Dr. Tony Chiffings.

For more information, please contact The Sabah Society at tel 088 – 250443 or 013 – 8809850 and you can email us at sabahsoc@gmail.com.

TERENCE LIM – GM of SDC Lodges, Sipadan Dive Centre S/B, Bukit Melapi Proboscis Lodge and Pulau Tiga Resort, Operations Manager at Gayana Eco Resort and Bunga Raya and Spa Resort, Operations Officer on Sipadan Princess luxury yacht. Terence has been heavily involved with Sabah’s marine tourism industry all his working life.

His passion for the nature and culture in Sabah and Sarawak have brought him into the filming and documentary services that includes managing multiple TV shoots including UK’s Survivor series in Pulau Tiga, US’ Survivor series in Thailand and Conquest of the Skies, 3D with Sir David Attenborough.

As a PADI Dive Instructor and Level 3 Scuba Instructor with the National Dive League plus scuba diving around Sabah’s incredible coral reefs for more than 25 years, Terence is acutely aware of the prevalence of fish bombing in Sabah waters. Terence is a member of the International Board of Stop Fish Bombing (SFB).

As Chairperson for the Semporna Resort Operator Association , Deputy Chairperson of STA – Sabah Tourist Association and a committee member for the Kinabatangan Tourist Association together with his unique experience Terence is perfectly placed to advise and co-ordinate the overall implementation of SFB in Sabah’s waters closely with the Government and all other key parties.

Dr Tony Chiffings – is a Principal Technical Advisor for DHI Water & Environment, Malaysia and has 40 plus years of experience as a practicing marine biologist and environmental scientist.

Tony is a member of the International Board of Stop Fish Bombing and has actively worked with the Sabah Government at a policy and planning level for further development of marine protected areas and a Blue Ocean policy.  

Tony has participated in environmental research, policy and management, in Government, Universities and the private sector.  He has worked on pollution problems, toxic algal blooms, water quality assessment, management and policy, and coastal zone management and marine protected areas planning.   He has participated in major environmental studies within Australia, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam. He has been a member of a number of Scientific Advisory Committees and contributed to effective management of World Heritage and other natural resource management estates.   Most recently he has been involved in projects that range from the Sarawak Water Grid to Disaster Risk Management policy and strategy development in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.

Tony was the inaugural Professor of Environmental Research and Director of the Environmental Research Centre at Sohar University, Oman. He was the Marine Sciences Adviser to the Meteorological and Environmental Protection Administration of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) for five years and managed the development of coastal Zone Management plans for the KSA Red Sea  and Arabian gulf as well as the Marine Protected Areas System Plan for the Saudi Arabian National Commission for Wildlife Conservation & Development. He lead the Arabian Seas segment of the GBRMPA/World Bank/IUCN project on Global Marine Protected Areas and a member of the International Task Team for the Gulf War Arabian Gulf Oil-spill.

 

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