YBhg. Dato’ Haji Munir bin Haji Mohd Nawi is currently the Director General of Fisheries Malaysia. He started his career with the Department of Fisheries in 1983 as a research officer and had since then held various important positions. In May 2016, he led the Planning and Development Division for six months before being appointed as the Deputy Director General (Management). On 25 August 2017 he assumed office as the Director General of Fisheries Malaysia.
He has 34 years of experience in various areas of fisheries, from research to fisheries resource management to aquaculture and postharvest. Although critical, he demonstrates strong leadership in numerous areas including, among others, strengthening the monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) program in capture fisheries and contributing greatly to the successful delivery of aquaculture-related Entry Point Projects under the National Key Economic Area (NKEA). Although he just took office recently, he inspires everyone in the organization to elevate the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of the delivery systems and hope to drive the fisheries sector in Malaysia to new heights in the years to come. He emphasizes the importance of a dynamic, innovative and sustainable fisheries and aquaculture sector that should be supported by best available scientific evidence.
Dato’ has a BSc in fisheries and marine science, and has an MSc in human resource development from Universiti Putra Malaysia.