Dynamic workers needed in marine-related fields, says Madius

Malaysia needs a dynamic workforce with diverse skills and expertise in marine-related fields to deal with environmental, economic, social, cultural and national security issues, said Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Madius Tangau.

He said Malaysia’s marine area exceeded the land area and gave the country more resources and enormous responsibilities towards its management.

“Malaysia has national interests in protecting the marine ecosystem services that play an increasingly important role in our economy, lifestyles and everyday life,” he said in his speech at the International Conference on Marine Science and Aquaculture 2018 in Kota Kinabalu yesterday. — Bernama