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Marine Park

Chagos Islands residents lose fight over marine park

Exiled Indian Ocean islanders have lost a court challenge launched to prevent Britain from setting up a marine park they suspect is aimed at stopping them from ever returning.

Wednesday, 12 June, 2013, 9:21pm

US aquariums look to catch and import wild whales from Russia

For the first time in many years, a consortium of US marine-park and aquarium owners - including SeaWorld - is attempting to import whales that have been captured from the wild specifically for public display.

5 Oct 2012 - 4:24am

Rare moth at risk in Hoi Ha project

An endangered moth that is unique to Hong Kong could stand in the way of plans for a small-house development in an ecologically sensitive part of Sai Kung that some residents say should not be allowed for fear of marine pollution.

15 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Planners put ecological onus on CLP

CLP Power would have to actively mitigate any damage to the marine ecology if it were to build a liquefied natural gas terminal on South Soko Island, town planners said when they agreed on a draft zoning plan for the project yesterday.

26 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Reopening of damaged coral park delayed by effects of cold winter

The reopening of a coral shore in Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park, closed because it was damaged by sea urchins and snails, has been delayed until October because of the cold spell earlier this year, a marine conservation official said yesterday.

The area had been due to reopen at the end of next month after it was closed off in April of last year.

9 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Shark warning renewed

The sighting at about 1.45pm of another juvenile shark near the shore at Sam Po Shek led the fisheries department to renew its warning to people not to swim in the Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park. It was the latest in a series of sightings over the past two weeks.

7 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Talk back

Q Should there be a total ban on fishing in marine parks?

17 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

WWF calls for no-fishing zones

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.

19 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Sight-seeing boats face licensing to save coral

In an effort to protect coral in shallow waters, glass-bottomed boats may soon need permits to conduct sight-seeing tours in marine parks, lawmakers were told yesterday.

But legislators demanded stricter monitoring of the operators, as well as harsher penalties for mainland fishermen poaching inside the parks.

26 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

window on the seas fails to quench thirst for knowledge

After paying $143 for a tour of the Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park we were led by a tour guide to the park's small pier.

There we were divided into groups of about six, and led in turn aboard a 4.5 metre open boat for a 10-minute coral-viewing trip.

29 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Survivor of sea tragedy guilt-ridden

A student who saw two friends swept to their deaths from a sandbar off Sha Chau, Tuen Mun, spoke yesterday of his vain efforts to save them.

Liu Cheuk-yin, 19, a student at a Vocational Training Council college, said he, Mak Koon-man, 20, and Chan Yan-chuen, 19, had been sitting on the sandbar and chatting at about 10am on Sunday.

29 May 2001 - 12:00am

Fisherman's friend

Artificial reefs are lowered into Yan Chau Tong Marine Park waters yesterday as part of the latest efforts to boost fish stocks.

Concrete blocks and piles of boulders form part of the reef at Shau Kei Pai and Wu Yeung Chau Pai in the northeastern New Territories.

18 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Police will act on information

I refer to the letter headlined, 'Reserve - keep fishermen out', by Frazer McGilvray (South China Morning Post, October 10).

The Agriculture and Fisheries Department is primarily responsible for enforcing the Marine Parks Ordinance and its regulations.

21 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Reserve - keep fishermen out

I refer to the report headlined, 'Vessels plunder marine reserve' (South China Morning Post, October 1). I am disappointed by the policing of the marine reserve, at Cape D'Aguilar.

10 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Marine group counts cost of boat hold-up

Red tape surrounding the importation of a boat intended to be the highlight of a marine centre may increase costs for the conservation group behind the venture.

World Wide Fund for Nature Hong Kong has unveiled plans for its $38 million centre, funded by the Jockey Club, which will be built at Hoi Ha Wan, one of the marine parks established in July.

3 Oct 1996 - 12:00am