Govt plans to create more artificial reefs


Giving life a chance: Malacca Fisheries Department workers lowering a concrete piece for an artificial reef to grow on into the sea off Pulau Besar.

PLANS are in the pipeline to create more artificial reefs as new habitats for marine life in a move to reverse adverse bleaching of the country’s coral reefs.

Deputy Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Hamim Samuri said the Government had also invested about RM1.55mil in a conservation project to rebuild dying reefs through seeding initiatives and monitoring of marine parks to preserve the fragile underwater ecosystem.

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