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Are corals protected in Hong Kong?

All corals and organisms in Marine Parks and Marine Reserve are protected under Marine Park Ordinance (Cap. 476). No fishing, spear-fishing and collection of marine life is allowed in the parks and reserve, unless a permit is granted by the Country and Marine Parks Authority.

The following types of corals are listed in Schedule 1 and 2 of the Protection of Endangered Species of Animals and Plants Ordinance (Cap. 586). Import, export and possession of those corals, no matter dead or living, are restricted.

Blue coral (Heliopora coerulea)
Blue coral
Organ pipe corals (in family Tubiporidae)
Organ pipe corals
Black corals (in order Antipatharia)
Black corals
Stony coral (in order Scleractinia)
Stony coral
Fire corals (in family Milleporidae)
Hydrocoral in Taiwan
Lace corals (in family Stylasteridae)
Lace corals
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Last Review Date : 22 March 2017