Park Regulation and Conservation
Marine park are ideal
places for viewing the rich aquatic life that abound in Malaysia's
water. There are 5 marine parks and tourist wishing to visit these
parks must take note of regulations.
is Marine Park ?
A Marine park is an
area of the sea zoned as a sanctuary for the coral reef community
which is considered as possibly the most productive ecosystem in
the world, with its diversity of flora and fauna. Coral reefs are
also important breeding and nursery grounds for many commercially
important species of marine organisms and fish. Among the objectives
of the marine park and Marine reserves are:
protection of coral reef areas from the impact of development.
preserve the natural habitat of endangered species of aquatic
zones for preservation of the aquatic flora and fauna and also for
the purpose of research and educational activities.
zones for recreational uses consistent with the carrying capacity of the area.
are the benefits of Marine Park?
establishment of the Marine Park, the benefits are as follows:
The ecosystem and
habitat of marine life will be protected and maintained
over exploited zones and their maintenance for the protection of endangered species of marine organisms.
zones for research and educational purposes.
zones for recreational uses and tourism.
and Don'ts in Marine Park
Provisions for the
establishment and management of the marine parks in the Fisheries
Act 1985 allows for the control of the following activities. Permitted
- Observation and appreciation of the aquatic flora and fauna
- Scuba Diving
Activities (except with permission) :
- Water skiing, speed
boat racing and jet skiing
- Destruction, removal or collection of the corals
- Vandalizing and structure or object within the marine park
- Anchoring of boats over the coral areas.
- Carrying and using weapons that endanger aquatic life.
- Fishing in the park vicinity. (within a 3.2km radius)
- Discharging of pollutants and rubbish
A levy of RM5.00 for
adult and RM2.50 for children is charged for entry to all marine
parks in the country.