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  1. Amanwana, Indonesia

    Posted Dec 09th 2007, 12:00am by Cynthia Rosenfeld

    ... location near the Wallace Line, where the distinct eco-systems of Asia and Australasia overlap. The surrounding coral reefs are known as a marine and mammal 'highway'. Luxurious or basic? ... will be mesmerised by the 3,000-plus species of fish and colourful coral in the marine environment. Collectors of pictures of the world's best sunsets can add Crocodile Head to their list. Two deck ...

  2. Added protection for marine life

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan The government is set to create more protection areas and artificial reefs for fish. Authorities from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department believe this will enhance the diversity of marine life, along with the ban on trawling, which comes into effect at the end of the year. The city's Artificial Reef Project, set up in 1996, has so far proved ...

  3. Multiple choice

    Posted Jan 15th 2007, 12:00am by Philip Leetch

    ... with as there is very limited data from any parts of the world. The accepted figure is that one species of mammal or bird can be expected to vanish every 500 to 1,000 years. However, we know of 38 birds and mammals that died out from 1600 to 1810, and 112 from 1810 to 1995. The current rate of loss is nearly one hundred times what it normally was, and by 2020 it is predicted to be from one to ten ...

  4. Marine legacy for Tsang?

    Posted Apr 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Markus Shaw

    ... Markus Shaw The single most critical conservation issue in Hong Kong today is the devastated condition of our marine environment. Hong Kong has its own Dead Sea but, in our case, ... for exploitation and marketing of marine resources is also responsible for preservation of those resources. Gamekeeper by day, poacher by night! There are many problems in Hong Kong which need to be dealt ...

  5. Proposed marine protection areas could be made smaller after pleas from fishermen

    Posted Dec 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The size of proposed new marine protection areas around Hong Kong's geopark might be reduced after strong opposition from fishermen's groups against the banning of commercial fishing in marine parks. Dr Kitty Poon Kit, acting secretary for the environment, hinted at the move at an environmental affairs panel meeting yesterday where she came under fire from ...

  6. Conservation group seeks marine specialist

    Posted Apr 12th 2008, 12:00am by Jolene Otremba

    ... Jolene Otremba This is your chance to make a difference to marine life. WWF, one of the world's largest independent conservation organisations, is looking for an exceptional head of its marine programme. A PhD holder in the marine field with at least five years of relevant experience, or a master's holder with at least seven years' experience, is sought ...

  7. Marine expert calls for fishing ban in half of HK waters

    Posted Sep 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chester Yung Fishing should be banned entirely in half of Hong Kong waters to restore the city's marine ecosystem, which a renowned marine biologist has described as the 'worst in the world'. Allowing fishing in marine parks was 'not just wrong but pathetically silly', said Bill Ballantine, who has spent more than 40 years working in marine protection. 'You [the ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's trawling ban is big step to sustainable fishery

    Posted Jan 04th 2013, 12:00am

    ... Fish stocks are in crisis, the marine environment dangerously stressed and fleet restructuring urgently needed. The ban is a first, but giant, step in that direction. It puts 50 square kilometres of our waters off-limits to trawlers, banishing their nets that can indiscriminately scoop up all marine life from bed to surface. With our island and reef-studded waters a breeding ...

  9. WWF calls for no-fishing zones

    Posted Aug 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fish Count in a bid to raise funds and public awareness of marine conservation issues. WWF will next week announce comprehensive proposals and set the government targets on local fish species. ... health due to threats such as overfishing and pollution. He called on the government to expand marine parks and outlaw all fishing activities within the reserves. 'No-take zones quite simply ...

  10. Illegal mainland fishermen face crackdown

    Posted Jan 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Fines, boat seizures planned in bid to protect marine parks Mainlanders who illegally fish in Hong Kong's marine parks will be prosecuted and their boats held under a strategy being drawn up to deal with the problem. The plan is being finalised by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department and the Marine Police. The proposals will place a priority ...




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