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  1. Runway impact on fishing worse than estimated, says WWF

    Posted Mar 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... to the fishing industry, environmentalists say. A study by the University of British Colombia, commissioned by WWF Hong Kong, cast doubt on the authority's assessment of the impact of the proposed runway. The authority wants to reclaim 650 hectares of land north of the airport to build another runway to cope with demand beyond 2020. The WWF said the project would come at the expense ...

  2. WWF urges expansion of no-take zones

    Posted Aug 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JESSIE HUI The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Hong Kong has criticised the government for 'not being positive enough' to expand the no-take zones where fishing is banned. The conservation group recently met senior officials, including Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, as well as legislators, and proposed a new economic model for the waters off northeast Hong Kong. WWF ...

  3. Fishing ban will be visionary move: WWF

    Posted Jun 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JESSIE HUI The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Hong Kong has urged the government to set up a no-take marine reserve off Port Shelter and Tolo Harbour to help conserve the fishing environment. WWF Hong Kong chairman Markus Shaw recently met Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food York Chow Yat-ngok to discuss the issue. During the meeting, Mr Shaw emphasised that the measures ...

  4. Conservation

    Posted Apr 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Viewpoint 'Most seafood in the 'think twice' and 'avoid' categories came from Asian fisheries'- WWF marine conservation officer Clarus Chu Ping-shing (who ... Toro sashimi know bluefin tuna is one of the most delicious things in the world. To make a decision to stop eating it is a big one'- WWF chairman Markus Shaw At a glance 66 categories most ...

  5. Exploring sustainable seafood

    Posted Mar 27th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... environment. The activity, organised by the environmental group WWF, Dot Cod Seafood Restaurant and Oyster Bar and Ocean Park, was held on March 15. It introduced several sustainable seafood recipes ... 'green' menu, which was introduced last month. 'WWF recognises that operating a seafood catering business is not an easy task. But we have to understand that [sustainable] seafood is the only ...

  6. Is our fisheries policy at sea?

    Posted Apr 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... C. K. Lau Unlike some of the green groups whose statements are sometimes based on dubious observations calculated to shock, WWF Hong Kong has a record of respecting science and working ... has provided subsidies and assistance to the fishing industry to increase production, it has never used its legal powers to manage the fisheries. Critically, WWF questions how ...

  7. Green group urges tough rules to save fish stocks

    Posted Jan 31st 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry The WWF agrees with a government proposal but says it needs to go further Environmentalists will today launch a campaign for tough controls on fishing in Hong Kong waters, including a two-month annual moratorium to help stop dwindling fish stocks from being wiped out. Around 10,000 e-mails are being sent by the WWF seeking the backing of supporters for what would ...

  8. Keepers of the reef

    Posted Aug 04th 2006, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... are now being wooed to help address the problems in their own backyard. According to the local chapter of WWF (formerly the World Wildlife Fund), decades of intensive fishing, pollution, reclamation and dredging have left Hong Kong's once-thriving fisheries in a critical state, with one study warning that the marine ecosystem is not far from collapse. WWF conservation director ...

  9. Fishing curb may net HK$2.6b: study

    Posted Mar 09th 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong WWF report shows options for limiting or halting trawling in favour of ecotourism The city would enjoy economic benefits of HK$2.6 billion over 25 years if the government changes ... altogether in Hong Kong waters, the net economic benefit would be HK$2.6 billion over 25 years. The study was commissioned by conservation body WWF's Hong Kong branch. It evaluates the costs ...

  10. Spread the net wide to help trawler workers

    Posted Feb 28th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... would also provide a more secure future for those still fishing, and unlock new jobs in cultural and marine tourism as our once impressive marine life recovers. Research commissioned by WWF ... months would be nothing short of an environmental and social disaster. Dr Andy Cornish is director of conservation at WWF-Hong Kong ...




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