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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 plan, but its effectiveness may be limited in scope because it is not fully protected by development and habitat modification. Commercial fishing is still allowed in the marine park, thereby resulting in the dolphins competing with fisherman for food.

 

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