The ban on bottom trawling in Hong Kong waters due to take effect at the end of next year will need to be supported by other controls if it is to be fully effective in restoring the region's once-abundant marine life, fisheries experts say.Monday, 13 June, 2011, 12:00am
If other countries want to do away with bottom trawling, compelling science and tenacious lobbying will not be enough - they are going to need money, an essential element of Hong Kong's success with the ban.
Environmental campaigner Andy Cornish said the HK$1.7 billion compensation package for fishermen was 'a massive amount of money'.13 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
We should all applaud the chief executive for his commitment to ban trawling in Hong Kong waters within two years.
This is the most significant environmental action taken in years, and is as momentous as was the plan to set up the country parks in our city.
Our ocean is our biggest asset, and we would be nothing without it.30 Nov 2010 - 12:00am
The chief executive missed a golden opportunity to do something truly amazing for the environment in his policy address.2 Nov 2009 - 12:00am
A government committee wants fish trawling outlawed in Hong Kong waters. Will this be enough to save our fragile marine ecosystem and how should we help fishermen deal with the loss of income? Write to us.5 Sep 2008 - 12:00am
A conservation group will team up with the Marine Stewardship Council to promote sustainable fisheries in the city by introducing a certification programme.
The WWF and the council will promote sustainable fisheries by introducing an information guide on 60 species, which will be available in the city next year.18 Dec 2006 - 12:00am
One weekend recently, while walking along Sham Chung Harbour on the edge of Tolo Harbour, I was amazed to see that we are still allowing inshore trawling by unmarked mainland Chinese trawlers. The boats were trawling above the coral reef in that area.11 Mar 2003 - 12:00am
THE Agriculture and Fisheries Department wishes to thank your reader (South China Morning Post, October 19) for his support for the establishment of marine parks and marine reserves in Hong Kong.
At the same time, I want to point out that approval in principle has just been given by the Executive Council for the establishment of these marine parks and marine reserves.6 Nov 1993 - 12:00am