South China Sea
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LME 36: South China Sea

Bordering countries:

Brunei Darussalam, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macao, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Viet Nam

LME total area:

5,660,985 km2
LME overall risk: 
This LME falls in the cluster of LMEs that exhibit low to levels of economic development (based on the night light development index) and high pollution from plastic debris.
Based on a combined measure of the Human Development Index and the averaged indicators for fish & fisheries and pollution & ecosystem health modules, the overall risk factor is very high.
Pollution and Ecosystem Health