Fishing Industry

Kiyoshi Sushi

Shop 1-2, 9/F Moretown Commercial Building, 108 Electric Road, Tin Hau Tel: 2578 2161 Open: Thursday to Tuesday noon-3pm, 6-11pm Cuisine: Japanese

Price: about HK$425 without drinks. There's no service charge.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 10:47pm

All fished out but hungry for more

After a run-in with North Koreans in May, Sun Caihui, the owner of a trawler business in Dalian, in Liaoning province, wanted rid of his four boats. Now, emboldened by his nation's government, he has changed his mind.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:43pm

Party animals make waves to save the sea

Most people don't look for an excuse to party the night away on a Friday, but Kris Sawatzky has found a worthy cause nevertheless.

The founder of Party with A Purpose hosted the organisation's second annual ocean awareness fund-raiser, Oceans '12, on Friday at Volar, featuring DJ Antwone - aka model Anthony Sandstrom - and wife Jocelyn Luko.

13 Jun 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

Hong Kong's love affair with seafood destined to end badly

Hong Kong people sure love their seafood.

13 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Sensyu Japanese Restaurant

28/F, L'Hart, 489 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay Tel: 2893 6668 Open: 11am-3pm, 6-11pm (Sundays for dinner only) Cuisine: Japanese

Price: about HK$370 without drinks and the service charge.

25 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Seafood serves up tasty racket for smugglers

Hong Kong smugglers are believed to be behind a massive increase in the amount of seafood being illegally transported onto the mainland.

Marine police have seized HK$5.64 million worth of smuggled seafood in the first half of this year.

That is more than three times the total value of seafood seized in the whole of last year, which was HK$1.83 million.

15 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Chinese trawler captains released by coastguard

Japanese coastguards yesterday released the two Chinese trawler captains arrested on Friday for unauthorised fishing inside the island nation's waters, Japanese media reported.

Wang Fugui, 26, and Zheng Wenwu, 35, were freed on an 'early release mechanism' after admitting to engaging in 'trawling activities' inside Japan's exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Trawler captains freed by Japanese coastguard

Japanese coastguards yesterday released the two Chinese trawler captains arrested on Friday for unauthorised fishing inside the island nation's waters, Japanese media reported.

Wang Fugui, 26, and Zheng Wenwu, 35, were freed on an 'early release mechanism' after admitting to engaging in 'trawling activities' inside Japan's exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Ready, set, shuck! Chefs suit up on The Peak for oyster battle

Cafe Deco Bar and Grill on The Peak was buzzing when it hosted a fast and furious oyster-opening competition. More than 20 chefs from various hotels and restaurants shucked Coffin Bay oysters at a breakneck pace on Saturday.

Dennis Tsang Chung-ho of Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers took the first prize, opening 30 oysters in four minutes and 30 seconds.

15 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Extended controls on fishing urged

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.

13 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Financial gain, not science or politicking, key to trawling bans

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

Finance committee must back package to ensure trawling ban is successful

A major milestone was achieved on May 18, when Legco accepted legislative changes to ban trawling in Hong Kong waters. This ban is needed to revitalise our seas for the benefit of the whole of Hong Kong, especially the long-ignored and beleaguered fishing community.

9 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Swift action needed to end trawling in HK's waters and let ecosystems recover

I have a very good friend who I understand is one of the few Westerners in Hong Kong to have been invited out overnight on a fishing vessel trawling in inshore waters.

This he claims to be one of the most foolish and irresponsible undertakings that he has ever been party to.

18 May 2011 - 12:00am

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