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Do we protect their homes in Hong Kong as well?

The Sha Chau and Lung Kwu Chau Marine Park was designated in November 1996 for protecting the most important habitats for the dolphins in Hong Kong. The marine park also serves to protect the dolphins from high speed boats and destructive fishing activities.

The Sha Chau and Lung Kwu Chau Marine Park

Bubble Curtain
Bubble Curtain - one of the currently used mitigation measures. It can minimize the impacts caused by underwater blasting and percussive piling to the dolphins

Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance (EIAO) (Cap.499) can also protect the dolphin from the impact of development.

So as to improve the seawater quality, the government is building some new disposal systems, and upgrading the existing sewage treatment facilities.

Artificial reefs were deployed in marine parks and other sites in order to rebuild the local fish stock and therefore enhance the availability of the dolphinsO preys. We are also formulating a fisheries resources conservation and management plan to rectify the over-exploitation situation and to promote the sustainable development of the fishing industry.

Chinese White Dolphin

Fisheries Ship

Conservation Programme

A comprehensive conservation programme for the Chinese White Dolphin has been prepared. It specifies the conservation actions that are needed to maintain the long-term viability of the dolphins that use Hong Kong waters.


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Last Review Date : 20 July 2015