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All About Arowanas

Law Yao Hua, Editor, Macaranga | Tracy Keeling, Earth Journalism Networks' CITES Legal Trade Journalism Fellow | Dr Haslawati Baharuddin, Research Scientist, Fisheries Research Institute, Department of Fisheries Malaysia

20-Mar-24 15:00

All About Arowanas

Fun fact: Asian arowana once sold for more than RM500,000! But did you also know that they were once so common, that locals were hauling them up by the dozens to eat? But the fish have been endangered for the past 50 years, and are rarely seen in our rivers and lakes now. Local environmental journalism portal Macaranga wrote a two-part series on the past decline of wild arowanas and current efforts to conserve them, and we find out more from journalists and co-authors of the piece, Law Yao Hua (Editor, Macaranga) and Tracy Keeling (Earth Journalism Networks' CITES Legal Trade Journalism Fellow) and Dr Haslawati Baharuddin, a research scientist from the Fisheries Research Institute, Department of Fisheries Malaysia.

Image credit: Eric Chiang/Macaranga

Produced by: Juliet Jacobs

Presented by: Juliet Jacobs

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Categories:  environmentLaw/Activism

Tags:  arowanagolden arowanaAsian arowanaBukit Merah Lakearowana conservationarowana breedingDepartment of Fisheries Malaysiathe bigger pictureearth mattersconservationmacarangaoverfishingwildlife pet tradecites

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