Fishers’ net loss from tourism in Malaysia

Artisan fishers are pushing back against a wave of land reclamation projects across Peninsular Malaysia, according to an Ecologist Writers’ Fund report. Fishers claim that tourism development projects have been at the expense

of local livelihoods, which are intertwined with the sea. Home to rich, tropical rainforests, mangroves and wetlands, Penang Island has seen an increasing number of high-rise luxurious condos and shopping malls built across the coastline over the last few years. Locals say that the environmental impact ...


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