(From New Straits Times (Malaysia))
THE Kelantan State Government made a bold move by appointing a Klang Valley-based private company to conduct a study on the fast depleting Malaysian mahseer or ikan kelah in the Nenggiri Basin, Gua Musang.
The recent signing of the agreement between the State Government and Titiwangsa Heritage Sdn Bhd (Titiwangsa) should be welcome news to conservationists and serious anglers.
The kelah touted as the "king of fresh water fish" is much sought after by anglers for its fighting prowess and to food connoisseurs for its delicate taste.
The fish, found only in Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, India and the Himalayas are facing extinction because of enhanced harvesting and pollution brought about by …