SAM: Check impact of shrimp farms on ecology


GEORGE TOWN: Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) wants the state Fisheries Department to study the pollution impact of aquaculture ponds, especially those at shrimp farms, on the west side of Penang island and publicly disclose the findings.

It is concerned that the state’s mangrove forests and fisheries resources would be destroyed if more shrimp farms are constructed without a thorough study of their impact on the environment.

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