Number of Fines for Illegal Fishing in Singapore in 2012

125 fishermen in Singapore was fined in 2012 for illegal fishing activities across the country.

91 people were fined for fishing in non-fishing designated areas, and 34 people were fined for using live bait. Fishing with live bait is not allowed in Singapore due to safety and environmental concerns.

The National Water Agency stated that recreational fishing is rising in popularity in Singapore.

(More unreported and unregulated fishing statistics.)

Source:  “125 fined for illegal fishing activities in 2012,” Channel NewsAsia, May 26, 2013.