Penarak fishermen want ferry route altered

The Penarak Fishermen’s Association has appealed to the Marine Department to shift the ferry route to Kuala Perlis away from the Pancor Strait to prevent encroachment into the inshore fishing waters.

Association Chairman Marzuki Ibrahim said today an appeal letter had been sent to the department through the Langkawi Fishermen’s Association and the matter was raised with Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Johari Baharum during a recent meeting with the local fishermen.

He said Kampung Penarak had more than 100 inshore fishermen.

– Bernama