TSS KK Talk: Tues, 18th Apr 2017 – The “Tagal” System in Sabah

TagalThe “Tagal”System is a Community-Based Fisheries Management (CBFM) carried out in rivers and traditionally undertaken by the local community of Sabah from time immemorial. The word “Tagal”is a local dialect meaning – “Not allowed” or “Prohibited”. This system is base on the local customary practices and native customary law of the community. Basically, codes of conduct and rules which include rotating open and close season, no illegal fishing gears to be used and the size of fish to be taken are not usually written down but are passed down through verbal tradition and/or come about through the ruling of a village headmen or native chief of each community. These by-laws vary between villages and communities.Penalties for breaking by-laws will be fined in the form either of “animals” or the modern day cash equivalent. Our speaker, Godfery Kissey, the Deputy Director 1 of the Department Of Fisheries, Sabah will also talk on the support from The Department Of Fisheries, Issues and challenges faced by the Tagal system and the way forward.

Date: Tuesday, 18th April 2017

Time: 7.30 pm

Venue: The Secretariat, Damai, Luyang

For further information, please contact The Secretariat on 088-250 443 or email at admin@thesabahsociety.com

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