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Report: Deep-sea port harms Malacca fishing industry, marine ecology

Far East (Melaka) Sdn Bhd has submitted an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report, aiming to build a port city offshore of the central district of Malacca.

However, the report shows that the 1,190-acre land reclamation project will disrupt the marine ecology, heavily reduce the fish catch and impact Malacca's fishing industry.

The EIA report states that the reclamation area is among the main fishing grounds for fisherfolk from Klebang to Serkam areas.

The EIA team points out that the loss of the intertidal area would limit their available fishing grounds, and... 

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