Marine turtle management, conservation and protection programme in Malaysia
Malaysia has since long been involved in turtle management, conservation and protection. Turtle survival in Malaysia is being threatened by among others, commercial exploitation, habitat destruction, fisheries interaction and marine pollution. At the federal level, the Fisheries Act 1985 serves as the primary legislation for the protection of fisheries and also provides for the inclusion of turtle conservation and management. Four species of marine turtles found in Peninsular Malaysia are confirmed to nest: Dermochelys coreacea, Chelonia mydas, Eretmochelys imbricata and Lepidochelys olivacea.
Ramli, M. N., & Hiew, K. W. P. (1999). Marine turtle management, conservation and protection programme in Malaysia. In Report of the SEAFDEC-ASEAN Regional Workshop on Sea Turtle Conservation on Management (pp. 122-130). Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia: Marine Fishery Resources Development and Management Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center.