Penelitian menyebutkan Perairan Matras tercemar logam berat yang bersifat toksik dan karsinogenik. Merusak terumbu karang dan memaksa banyak nelayan mencari sumber penghidupan alternatif.
Nopri Ismi started his journalism career at the Ukhuwah Student Press body of the Raden Fatah Islamic State University in Palembang, South Sumatera. Nopri is continuing to learn and expand his knowledge and skill in journalism under the guidance of editors at Mongabay Indonesia. To further his knowledge in ecology, Nopri is pursuing post graduate degree in environment at the Diponegoro University, Semarang, Central Java.