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Unease at planned reclamation projects in Hong Kong

Reclamation has for more than a century been the easy option to cope with growing demand for space in Hong Kong. Nine green groups oppose the reclamation proposals which have sparked critical discussion among urban planners in universities.

Monday, 29 April, 2013, 7:08am 5 comments

Armed guards for fishing fleets, says hawkish ex-PLA chief

China’s current fishing fleets are too “loose and scattered”  alone, they are vulnerable to attacks, says Luo Yuan, a retired major general and vice president of China’s Strategic Culture Promotion Association.

18 Apr 2013 - 10:01pm

Beijing warns Shandong fishermen against suing ConocoPhillips over Bohai oil spill

Five hundred fishermen in Shandong who are suing US oil firm ConocoPhillips in Texas for compensation after an oil spill in Bohai Bay have come under pressure from Beijing to drop the lawsuit, as they "have embarrassed some officials", representatives of the group say.

3 Apr 2013 - 5:41am

Talking points

Fans of Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing commemorate the 10th anniversary of his death at various events. Among the highlights is a 20th anniversary charity screening of Farewell My Concubine - which brought Cheung international acclaim for his portrayal of a gay opera singer - at the Sunbeam Theatre in North Point. 

1 Apr 2013 - 3:00am

Talking points

The maximum weight limit for passengers' luggage on the MTR's East Rail Line drops from 33kg to 23kg today. This is one of the measures announced last week to crack down on mainlanders buying milk formula in Hong Kong, which has led to a shortage.

4 Feb 2013 - 3:02am

Letters to the Editor, January 30, 2013

Because of Sheung Shui's proximity to Shenzhen, Hong Kong-born children living on the mainland tend to be sent to schools in North District. 

30 Jan 2013 - 4:32am 3 comments

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

Free markets have their place, but not when it comes to fishing. That is why the ban on bottom and mid-water trawling in our waters took effect at the start of the new year and is so welcome. Limited restrictions and a ravenous appetite for seafood have led to the fishing industry harvesting a greater catch than is sustainable.

4 Jan 2013 - 3:40am

Japan's fish still radioactive from Fukushima nuclear disaster

As the sun comes up over Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market, it is business as usual. Cranes are lifting the carcasses of rime-covered tuna from the holds of battered fishing boats.

27 Oct 2012 - 4:02am

British fishermen attacked by French vessels in the Channel

British fishermen have been attacked by French boats in the Channel, raising fears of battles among rival boats over resources as quota limits bite and declining stocks make fishing ever more difficult.

12 Oct 2012 - 4:03am

Hot spots: Gillhams Fishing Resorts, Krabi



27 Aug 2012 - 12:09am

Added protection for marine life

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.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Resorts help ecosystem

The Gayana Eco Resort and the Bunga Raya Island Resort and Spa at Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, have taken a major first step towards reintroducing giant clams to their natural habitat in Malohom Bay, located in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, a cluster of islands within a 20-minute speedboat ride of Kota Kinabalu.

30 May 2012 - 12:00am

Harbour's hidden reel appeal lures the young

When twentysomething angler Andy Lee was snapped reeling in a big one off Central last month, he made a splash in two ways.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Don't be caught out by one big fish

The photograph we published last Wednesday of a proud fisherman with a metre-long bass reeled in from Pier 3 in Central would appear to speak volumes. It seems to say that fish stocks are thriving, thanks to government efforts to clean up Victoria Harbour and protect fisheries. But it is wrong to make such assumptions from a single image.

5 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Runway impact on fishing worse than estimated, says WWF

The impact of the third runway on fisheries may be as much as five times more serious than the Airport Authority's assessment and deal a blow 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.

1 Mar 2012 - 12:00am