Tarball residues on beaches are usually caused by oily discharges from fishing boats as well as passing vessel. In 2008 it was found that all the 131 monitoring stations were free from tarball pollution.
Department of Environment Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment
Level 1 - 4, Podium 2 & 3, Wisma Sumber Asli No.25, Persiaran Perdana,
Presint 4, Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan, 62574 Putrajaya,