Threats to marine ecosystem

Destructive and illegal: Fish bombing shatters coral reefs beyond repair. — Filepic of destroyed reef by Reef Check Malaysia

MALAYSIA’S rich marine biodiversity is a significant contributor to the economy through the fishing and tourism industries. However, our marine ecosystem is facing a number of threats, particularly ocean acidification and fish bombing.

Driven by the absorption of excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, acidification prevents the growth of shell-forming organisms like corals and molluscs.

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