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  1. Mainlanders chief consumers of endangered Napoleon wrasse

    Posted Jan 25th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... But even if I order a small one, I think I am not being friendly to the endangered species. So, I won't eat it.' ... Agnes Lam Mainland tourists are the major consumers of the endangered Napoleon wrasse at seafood restaurants in the city. Mr Ng, a co-owner of Chuen Kee Seafood Restaurant in Sai Kung, ...

  2. Greedy HK decimating reef fish

    Posted Jan 25th 2007, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... of as much as 99 per cent in certain species, including the endangered Napoleon, or humphead, wrasse. Anecdotal evidence has long suggested that Asia's coral reef fish populations are being ... (Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species) can still be bought in seafood restaurants in Hong Kong. But under amended legislation introduced last month, wholesalers ...

  3. Celebrated adventurers take a peek at the soul of the sea

    Posted Feb 13th 2004, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng A new documentary reveals the beauty of the ocean and takes an in-depth look at endangered coral reefs in the Pacific Ocean. Coral Reef Adventure, lasting 46 minutes, features the work of celebrated underwater in ematographers Howard and Michelle Hall. It captures the magic of a 20,000-year-old reef and previous unknown fish species 100 metres below the surface ...

  4. TIDE turns

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Victoria Burrows

    ... and to ask restaurants about the sources of their seafood. Species to avoid Sharks (no sustainable fisheries exist) Humphead wrasse (endangered) Seahorses (endangered) South China Sea shrimps/prawns ... plummeting; CITES ban possible) Sturgeon (endangered) Horseshoe crab (numbers plummeting from coral habitat destruction) Hong Kong grouper (almost extinct) Deep sea species- orange roughy, ...

  5. Do more to save coral fish, HK urged

    Posted Mar 08th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry The government is not doing enough to curb the sale of endangered species of coral fish to seafood restaurants, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) says. The group was responding to a report funded by the Asian Development Bank- 'While Stocks Last'- which warns that Hong Kong's annual import of 18,000 tonnes of live coral fish is putting species ...

  6. New law may curb eating of reef fish

    Posted Dec 13th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... no idea.' It would also help enforcement of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, which lists reef fish such as humphead wrasse as endangered. Consumption of expensive reef ... Austin Chiu Hong Kong may have to curb its appetite for endangered live reef fish, with the government set to shut a loophole that allows them to be imported without checks by customs ...

  7. Resorts help ecosystem

    Posted May 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... are slow to develop and have few defences. They are listed as vulnerable by CITES [Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora], an international agreement ... suffocates them, they will also die.' Reintroducing species to the wilds is a concept gaining favour among ecologically friendly resorts throughout the region. At Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali ...

  8. Save the oceans before it is too late

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and all the life in them. We fish the oceans so heavily that many species of fish are becoming endangered. What is more, many fishing methods are destroying coral reefs and marine life we ... The majority of our planet is covered by seas and oceans. It is obvious that the oceans are not only beautiful but essential to our survival. The oceans are home to countless species ...

  9. HK diners spur decline in spawning fish species

    Posted Aug 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the reproduction cycle of the fish species, reducing numbers. Conducted between 2003 and 2006 by six scientists, the study interviewed fishermen across the region and reviewed information on spawning schools of fish. Of the studied species, humphead wrasse, squaretail coral trout, camouflage grouper and leopard coral trout were popular items served on dining tables in Hong Kong. They are also ...

  10. Coral fish is being eaten out of existence

    Posted Jun 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on behalf of the European Union, proposed regulating trade in the fish. The proposal was submitted to the secretariat of the Convention of International Trade of Endangered Species. Member countries ... exporter of the species to Hong Kong, the catch rate per month per fisherman dropped by 30 to 80 per cent in the 1990s. Yvonne Sadovy, a co-author of the study and chairwoman of the World Wide Fund ...




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