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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 decries government's failure to back proposed no-fishing zones

    Posted Mar 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai WWF Hong Kong yesterday blasted the government over its reluctance to support proposed no-fishing zones while a huge amount of money is earmarked for artificial tourist ... and catch volumes increased after bans were imposed. WWF chairman Markus Shaw said yesterday officials had yet to wake up to the rapid depletion of fish stocks and the possible collapse ...

  3. WWF calls for no-fishing zones

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

    ... Cheung Chi-fai WWF Hong Kong yesterday urged the government to set up no-take zones in local waters to protect diminishing fish species. The call came as the group launched its second Big 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. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  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 ... and gradually shift out to assist WWF China. Duties will include undertaking policy lobbying, advocacy for effective legislation and raising the organisation's image as a key non-governmental body ...

  7. Lobbying for fishing ban to intensify

    Posted Feb 14th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry The WWF is stepping up its campaign for a summer fishing moratorium in Hong Kong in the face of suggestions that the idea might be abandoned because of opposition from trawler ... for a fishing licensing system. WWF chief executive officer Eric Bohm said: 'I am boiling mad. I can understand they have a problem convincing the fishing community but if they don't take any ...

  8. Gas terminal will cost fisheries HK$1m a year, says green group

    Posted Apr 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Andy Cornish, conservation director at WWF Hong Kong, said the terminal would be fatal to fish in the area as water temperatures would drop dramatically and chlorine would be discharged ... impact assessment of the project found it to be acceptable. It said the effect on the marine ecology would be mitigated by comprehensive measures. WWF estimated that after the terminal begins ...

  9. City must focus on fixing seas

    Posted Aug 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The president of conservation body WWF Hong Kong, Markus Shaw, said the government could stabilise the fishing industry and revitalise local waters if it showed the same commitment to them as it had ... Association chairman Lai Loi-chau hopes a HK$400,000 grant from WWF to raise all-natural fish can create a new market for fish which is free of chemicals and genetic modification. The deal also allows ...

  10. TIDE turns

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

    ... environmental foundation WWF-Hong Kong. 'Global overfishing is devastating ecosystems, driving species towards extinction, threatening food security and the livelihood of millions.' Seafarers ... catch had declined by 50 per cent over a decade The WWF is active in promoting sustainable seafood, including from those fisheries certified by the Marine Steward Council (MSC)- a global ...




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