Harmful algal blooms in Malaysia: occurences and monitoring strategies

With globalisation, importing countries often demand greater transparency together with the need for accredited certification of imported products. Although harmful algal blooms (HABs) do not pose a serious problem in Malaysia, except for Sabah, steps must be taken to develop effective monitoring programmes for harmful algae and HAB toxins. This paper describes the status of HABs in Malaysia and the monitoring programmes implemented to ensure seafood safety. Measures taken to upgrade and improve HAB management are also discussed.


Choo, P.S. (2004)
p. 9-14. In: Phang, S.M. ; Brown, M.T. Phang. Biomonitoring in tropical coastal ecosystem, University of Malaya Maritime Research Centre. 183 p.