The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) plays a role in policy formation and planning, involving proposing laws and legislation. DMCR also enforces relevant laws to prevent damages and promote sustainable utilization. In addition to these responsibilities, DMCR also monitors and carries out research and development as well as conserves and rehabilitates coastal resources. Marine and Coastal Research and Development Institute is the organization working under DMCR, with responsibility specially on research implementation in the marine and coastal habitats such as coral reef, seagrass bed and mangrove. Results from research are used by the DMCR (or by other departments) for planning/management, such as proposing appropriate sites to protect marine and coastal resources.
Last Updated: 3 August 2016