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EP 37

Fish Outta Water | Date: July 24, 2020

The high demand of live reef food fish particularly in Hong Kong has driven overexploitation of target species such as the Humphead Wrasse (So Mei). Juvenile reef fish are being captured in the wild even before they can reproduce. To help conserve populations, we should consider other kinds of food fish and discourage restaurants and markets from selling the endangered…

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EP 36

Fish Outta Water | Date: June 8, 2020

Over consumption and overfishing is a hallmark of the Live Reef Food Fish Trade. Paradoxically, it is the high prices paid by consumers that enable the trade’s ongoing viability. Overexploited target species such as the Humphead Wrasse, have been fast tracked to an “endangered species” status due to high demand from diners – particularly in Hong Kong. As a means…

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EP 35

Fish Outta Water | Date: April 21, 2020

Single use plastic waste is accumulating at a sharply higher rate in Hong Kong as more meals are getting delivered due to the COVID-19 situation. Hong Kongers need to be encouraged to o use their own containers when ordering takeaways!   Previous         Next

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EP 34

Fish Outta Water | Date: March 22, 2020

New survey commission by Support HK found that pollution, waste reduction and the “Lantau Tomorrow” scheme were the three biggest environmental concerns for Hong Kongers. Learn more about the report here   Previous         Next

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EP 33

Fish Outta Water | Date: February 23, 2020

The novel coronavirus spreading from the city of Wuhan has put a spotlight on China’s poorly regulated wild animal trade – driven by relentless demand for exotic delicacies and ingredients for traditional medicine. We must push for stronger regulations of illegal wildlife trade and wildlife markets in an effort to prevent future pandemics like COVID-19.   Previous       …

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EP 32

Fish Outta Water | Date: January 31, 2020

The Anglican Church’s proposal to build a 25-storey private hospital on Bishop’s Hill in Central and its application to relax the height restriction was rejected by the TPB – a victory for the public! Let’s continue to protect Hong Kong together!   Previous         Next

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EP 31

Fish Outta Water | Date: December 20, 2019

Seasons greetings from SupportHK and Dolphin Jai!   Previous         Next

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EP 30

Fish Outta Water | Date: November 20, 2019

More than 3 million voters took part in Hong Kong’s District Council Election, including Dolphin Jai. Make your voice heard by voting!   Previous         Next

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EP 29

Fish Outta Water | Date: April 9, 2019

A study by Greenpeace found that the average concentration of microplastics in Hong Kong waters increased 11 times compared to a similar study three years ago, with styrofoam accounting for up to 40% of the microplastics. A further 20% of the plastics found were transparent microplastics, likely from food packaging.   Previous         Next

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EP 28

Fish Outta Water | Date: March 7, 2019

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EP 27

Fish Outta Water | Date: September 18, 2017

Hong Kong government submitted its proposed plan to the Legislative Council to phase out the local ivory trade. The plan puts forward a five-year timetable, until the end of 2021…

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EP 26

Fish Outta Water | Date: August 30, 2017

In early August, ten beaches were closed on Sunday after a huge palm oil spillage at sea. The government said around 1,000 tonnes of the solidified oil had spilled from…

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EP 25

Fish Outta Water | Date: July 18, 2017

The government is currently proposing to create a Sustainable Lantau Office (SLO), responsible for the implementation of the Sustainable Lantau Blueprint (the Blueprint).

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EP 24

Fish Outta Water | Date: May 19, 2017

Recent studies suggest that the consumption of shark parts may be a route to human exposure to marine toxins.

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EP 23

Fish Outta Water | Date: March 14, 2017

The government conducted a public consultation on developing multi-storey underground spaces below Hong Kong’s urban parks—Victoria Park, Kowloon Park and Southorn Playground in Wanchai.

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EP 22

Fish Outta Water | Date: December 21, 2016

Chief Executive CY Leung has recently suggested that, if he could develop “sacred and inviolable” land, he would be able to provide affordable housing at its production cost…

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EP 21

Fish Outta Water | Date: November 18, 2016

It’s been a year since Dolphin Jai’s left home to find out why there is very little fish left in the sea, he recently visited his parents back home…

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EP 20

Fish Outta Water | Date: October 20, 2016

The land policy in Hong Kong has been controversial over the past few months. The Government has proposed to build 17,000 public housing units on a brown field site in Wang Chau…

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EP 19

Fish Outta Water | Date: August 18, 2016

The contractor tasked with the construction of the Hong Kong Link Road (HKLR) of the Hong Kong Zhuhai Macau Bridge (HKZMB) has discharged untreated pollutants directly into the sea for the past few years, directly contradicting environmental regulations. The Highways Department claims that the contractor constructed the required wastewater management facilities and sedimentation tanks, but an Apple Daily article claimed…

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EP 18

Fish Outta Water | Date: July 27, 2016

The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) granted approval to the most debatable Airport’s Third Runway Expansion Project…

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EP 17

Fish Outta Water | Date: July 14, 2016

The government recently introduced trash bins with new “small mouth” ones, in the first phase of a campaign aimed at reducing the rubbish dumped on streets…

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EP 16

Fish Outta Water | Date: June 28, 2016

Cathay Pacific finally bans shipments of shark fin after years of NGO and public campaigns.

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EP 15

Fish Outta Water | Date: May 31, 2016

Two weeks ago, visiting Chinese state leader Zhang Dejiang has been shown a 3D model of the government’s Lantau development plan…

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EP 14

Fish Outta Water | Date: May 19, 2016

Thomas Sit, assistant director at the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD), recently filed applications to build five houses in Ham Tin village in the New Territories.

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EP 13

Fish Outta Water | Date: March 30, 2016

A construction waste dump, located in Tin Shui Wai, is as big as two soccer pitches and as tall as four stories. Six departments and agencies have been involved in dealing with the problem of the waste dump — namely the Building Department, the Lands Department, the Civil Engineering and Development Department, the Planning Department, the Environmental Protection Department, Planning…

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EP 12

Fish Outta Water | Date: March 16, 2016

A number of White Elephant Projects exist in Hong Kong, such as the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal in Kowloon where Kai Tak Airport used to be. Expectations for Kai Tak Cruise Terminal have fallen short, with few ships anchoring and passengers hardly spending money there. Last year, the terminal’s two berths were both occupied for only five days during its…

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EP 11

Fish Outta Water | Date: March 2, 2016

Mong Kok effectively went into lockdown in February 2016, only hours after the Chinese New Year began. Although hawker food is a long-standing Chinese New Year tradition in Hong Kong, the Food and Environment Hygiene Department clamped down on them this year. Crowds gathered in Mong Kok to protest the crackdown and prevented a taxi from leaving. Police engaged and…

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EP 10

Fish Outta Water | Date: January 21, 2016

Elephant in the room

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EP 09

Fish Outta Water | Date: January 13, 2016

At the opening ceremony of Hong Kong’s largest and impressive 3D floor painting, Chief Secretary for Administration Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-Ngor was a guest of honor.

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EP 08

Fish Outta Water | Date: January 5, 2016

Sign petition to ban plastic microbeads in personal care products in Hong Kong!

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EP 07

Fish Outta Water | Date: December 10, 2015

Hong Kong serves as the epicenter for activity surrounding a number of endangered species. One such species is the Chinese white dolphin, which is threatened by reclamation in the form of construction projects like the third airport runway and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. Another endangered species with close ties to Hong Kong is the elephant. Hong Kong is viewed by…

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EP 06

Fish Outta Water | Date: December 4, 2015

Dolphin Jai was about to land ashore as part of his adventure but was stopped by Monkey, a government official from the Agriculture, Fisheries, and Conservation Department. He grew a pair of legs after spending one night at the radioactive container.   Previous         Next

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EP 05

Fish Outta Water | Date: November 27, 2015

The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) has a Chinese white dolphin conservation program and action plan, but the plan has not been updated since its conception in 2000 and conservation measures are lacking in their effectiveness. For instance, the Sha Chau and Lung Kwu Chu Marine Park — a dolphin sanctuary — is a key component of this conservation…

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EP 04

Fish Outta Water | Date: November 20, 2015

Midway through his adventure, Dolphin Jai spent the night at a motel that was owned and operated by a shark. Dolphin Jai woke up and left the motel unaware that he actually spent the night in a radiation-polluted container.   Previous         Next

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EP 03

Fish Outta Water | Date: November 13, 2015

Critics of the construction of Hong Kong International Airport’s third runaway call it a white elephant project, claiming that the third runway was approved before the environmental risks for fully accounted for. HSBC, the financial adviser of the third runway, has also been criticized for supposedly neglecting the environmental impacts of the construction of the runaway, particularly since HSBC has…

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EP 02

Fish Outta Water | Date: November 5, 2015

Chinese White Dolphins typically feed in shallow coastal areas that typically do not exceed 10 meters in depth, but the process of reclamation adversely affects their feeding habits. Reclamation for projects such as the third airport runway and Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge is reducing the number of dolphin habitats, which in turn forces dolphins to move further away to less appropriate…

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EP 01

Fish Outta Water | Date: October 22, 2015

The construction of the third runway in Hong Kong International Airport threatens the Chinese White Dolphin, with conservationists believing that the third runway will drive the Chinese white dolphin away from Hong Kong waters for good. A dolphin habitat around twice the size of New York City’s Central Park will be destroyed in the process of constructing the new runway.…