Over 3 days from 8 April - 10 April 2019, Reef Check Malaysia organised an Eco-friendly Snorkel Guide training course for 28 snorkel guide operators from Mersing in Johor. Not only did the participants learn about how to look after the marine environment and reduce human impacts to the marine ecosystem, they also had to practice life-saving skills and complete a first-aid course. These skills are important for the safety of their customers as well.
This training was done in collaboration with the Marine Park & Resource Management Division under Department of Fisheries, Johor. Thank you to everyone who was involved!
On 2 April 2019, we removed a large ghost net stuck on the reef. Thank you to our friends at Tioman Island for helping us out: Tioman Marine Conservation Group members, Fdiver, Cabana Dive Center, Azri from Sealantis Dive Centre, Siput Scuba for the scissors, and Fourth Element for the Kevlar gloves! It's always nice to see people coming together to protect the ocean.
We also installed a new mooring buoy on the same day. Mooring buoys are used by tourist boats to tether on the same spot in the sea, instead of dropping heavy anchors onto coral reefs, thus destroying them.
We received a report about a ghost net at Pulau Sibu Kukus from one of our Sibu-Tinggi Island Management Committee (STIMC) members. On Saturday 30 March 2019, we went to remove the net with the help from our friends in Rimba Conservation Crew, Twin Beach Resort Pulau Sibu, and Sibu-Tinggi Island Management Committee (STIMC).
Unfortunately, we were not able to get it all out at once as the net is more than 100m in length and covered quite a large area of living reefs. We will be returning to remove the rest of the net. Kudos and big thank you to Rimba Conservation Crew and Twin Beach Resort for supporting the logistics and Sibu-Tinggi Island Management Committee (STIMC) for the exemplary action.
We received a report on Tuesday, 26 March 2019 about an oil spill washing up on the beaches at Juara Village in Tioman Island, Malaysia.
Our team on Tioman Island took swift action cleaning up the oil spill with the help of the local community and volunteers! It was hard work and we could not have done it without everyone's help!
Thank you to Barat Dive Centre, Scubadoo, Scuba Ace Tioman, Juara Turtle Project, Pondok Tioman, Rumah Hijau Tioman Juara , Alam Flora Sdn Bhd Juara, Lembaga Pembangunan Tioman, Little Planet, and Marine Parks Division in Pahang.
Video here: https://www.facebook.com/CintaiTioman/videos/2016711038631381/
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