KUALA TERENGGANU, Oct 5 – All fishermen are advised to avoid fishing along routes frequently used by cargo and container ships during the haze. Kuala Terengganu Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) Logistics (District 9) director, Lt Com Mohamad Zainal told Bernama here on Sunday that fishermen need to be alert and choose a safe location to catch fish to avoid boat collision incidents.
He also encouraged fishermen, especially coastal fishermen to use fiberglass boats that provide compass or navigation tools when going out to fish. Mohamad said they are understand fishermen will go out to sea because it is their source of income but watch the weather and visibility conditions prior to going out. He said if possible, use a compass if visibility is limited so as not to get lost in the middle of the sea and to avoid any untoward incidents.