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About CEMACS

The Centre for Marine and Coastal studies (CEMACS) was established in August 1991 to undertake research and postgraduate training in Marine Science and Coastal Ecosystems. It provides the institutional mechanism for mobilising and integrating the University’s considerable expertise and resources in marine science. The main objective of CEMACS is to enhance the capability of conducting integrated inter-and multi-disciplinary studies leading towards solving problems related to marine and coastal ecosystems.

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CEMACS is located at Teluk Aling the northwest coast of Penang Island in the Penang National Park. The centre is served by a number of core academics working in collaboration with research associates identified from other teaching schools as well as from outside the University. The centre’s international associates include those from Canada, Australia, USA, UK, Japan, Cambodia, Indonesia, India, Iran, Australia, China, Singapore, Vietnam and Denmark. Associates of CEMACS are provided with the direct access to the Centre’s considerable research and training facilities. Presently, research and training conducted at the centre is focused on biodiversity and conservation of marine ecosystems, coastal forest ecosystems, mariculture and marine mammal ecology (dugong and dolphin).



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Sep2019
World Seafood Congress 2019: Penang researchers investigating feed formulas for mantis shrimp, mud crabs

World Seafood Congress 2019: Penang researchers investigating feed formulas for mantis shrimp, mud crabs

The Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)’s Centre for Marine and Coastal Studies (CEMACS) is currently holding trials testing new feed compositions for mantis shrimp and mud crabs at its facility on...

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Ogs2019
Fishermen want Penang govt to rehabilitate sea water

Fishermen want Penang govt to rehabilitate sea water

He said restoration of seawater quality should be undertaken immediately to ensure the sustainability of the marine ecosystems for the benefit of all, especially fishermen whose livelihood would be severely...

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Ogs2019
Penang seafood safe for consumption, says exco

Penang seafood safe for consumption, says exco

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government today gave an assurance that all seafood from its waters are safe for consumption. State Environment Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh said there had been...

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Ogs2019
Maintenance dredging at Penang Port under probe after thousands of fishes found dead ashore

Maintenance dredging at Penang Port under probe after thousands of fishes found dead ashore

Please click on link below: Maintenance dredging at Penang Port under probe after thousands of fishes found dead ashore. Maintenance dredging of Penang Port is under investigation after a dredger...

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Ogs2019
Fishermen want Penang govt to rehabilitate sea water

Fishermen want Penang govt to rehabilitate sea water

GEORGE TOWN: The Fishermen’s Association of Penang (Pen Mutiara) urged the state government to rehabilitate the state’s sea water, which is believed to be polluted by the sea reclamation project before...

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Ogs2019
Over 50, 000 fish found dead in Teluk Bahang, fish breeder suffers RM800, 000 in losses

Over 50, 000 fish found dead in Teluk Bahang, fish breeder suffers RM800, 000 in losses

Workers at the fish farm scooping up the dead fish.   GEORGE TOWN: A fish breeder in Teluk Bahang has suffered losses of about RM800, 000 after more than 50,...