Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Yahya Hussin, who is also the State Agriculture and Food Industry Minister, witnessed the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Sabah Department of Fisheries Director, Rayner Stuel Galid and Shell Malaysia Chairman, Iain Lo at the Ministry’s office here.

Under the MoU, alternative and sustainable fish catch areas will be created by the Fisheries Department with the funding of RM450,000 from Shell.

The Sabah Department of Fisheries will be responsible for the management of the FAD project including the participation of the fishermen.

The FAD project will be implemented a safe distance away from the Gumusut-Kakap deepwater development, which is Shell’s first deepwater initiative in Malaysia, located 120km offshore Sabah.

The FAD project will ensure the sustainable livelihood and continued safety of affected fishermen in the Gumusut-Kakap area.

This installation of the region’s first semi-submersible Floating Production System (FPS) at the Gumusut-Kakap field is currently ongoing. Sabah Shell Petroleum Company Ltd operates the field in partnership with Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd, ConocoPhilips Sabah Ltd and Murphy Sabah Oil Co. Ltd.

“Our priority is, and always will be safety. Our resolve is also that our activities – both onshore and offshore - do not interrupt the livelihood of the communities we operate in,” Shell Chairman Iain Lo said.

Lo added the FAD project can bring long term benefit to the fishing operators in the affected area whose catch involve mainly yellow fin tuna.

The community project showcased a strong working relationship between Shell and the Sabah Government in areas of sustainable livelihood.

“The signing of today’s MoU is another demonstration of such a partnership. And comes at an opportune time as Sabah celebrates its 50th Independence anniversary in Malaysia this year,” Lo said.

Besides the FAD project, Shell also works closely with other partners including non-governmental organisations in other sustainable livelihood and environmental programmes in Sabah.

Also present was Shell’s Sabah General Manager, Siti Sulaiman, Government Relations Director Shell Malaysia, Rowina Ghazali, Communications General Manager, Shell Malaysia, Cynthia Alexander and Sabah Department of Fisheries, Marine Division Head Godfrey Kissey.


Operating as production sharing contractors to PETRONAS, Shell Malaysia’s exploration and production companies  are  engaged  in the exploration for and efficient development and extraction of crude oil and natural gas from offshore Sarawak and Sabah, with onshore operations and offices in Miri, Kota Kinabalu, Labuan, Bintulu and Kuala Lumpur. Shell also builds and operates the infrastructure needed to deliver hydrocarbons to market.

The pioneer of Malaysia's exploration and production sector, Shell drilled Malaysia’s first commercial oil well in Miri, Sarawak in 1910. The company’s upstream base is still located in Miri after a century of operations.

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