Cape D'Aguilar Marine Reserve

Cape D'Aguilar Marine Reserve (Chinese: 鶴咀海岸保護區) is the only Marine Reserve (distinct from Marine Parks) in Hong Kong. It is located at the far south-east corner of Hong Kong Island and covers an area of just 20 hectares, mainly between Kau Pei Chau and the rocky coastline.[1] It was designated in July 1996 under the Marine Parks Ordinance to protect the rocky shores and the subtidal habitats in the area.

Cape D'Aguilar Marine Reserve sign

Cape D'Aguilar Marine Reserve is managed by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) with on-site assistance from the Swire Institute of Marine Science, a research faculty of the University of Hong Kong.

HistoryEdit

 
Cape D'Aguilar

In 1991, the area was designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) by the Government.[2] In 1996, it became the only Marine Reserve in Hong Kong.

Rules in the reserveEdit

Fishing, swimming, diving and collecting organisms are strictly prohibited in the marine reserve[3] and a permit must be obtained from the AFCD before conducting research there.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ EPD - Environmental Baseline Report
  2. ^ "Swire Institute of Marine Science,HKU: Mission". Archived from the original on 2015-03-12. Retrieved 2013-05-14.
  3. ^ Dept of Ecology and Biodiversity, HKU:Exploring Rocky Stores
  4. ^ "Visiting Cape d'Aguilar". Archived from the original on 2015-03-12. Retrieved 2013-05-14.

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Coordinates: 22°12′23″N 114°15′26″E / 22.2063°N 114.2573°E / 22.2063; 114.2573