Marine Fish Culture Ordinance
Recreational fishing on mariculture raft
Under the conditions that the culture environment is not affected and the public safety on raft is ensured, recreational fishing activity is allowed on mariculture rafts. Interested mariculturists should apply to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) for a consent to conduct recreational fishing activity on mariculture raft and ensure that the proposed recreational fishing activity will not interfere with the other mariculture operations and the culture environment. Mariculturist applying for recreational fishing activity is required to submit a "Business Plan for Recreational Fishing Activity" to the AFCD for application assessment. A "Public Visitors Record" should be submitted together with the "Business Plan for Recreational Fishing Activity" during the renewal application for the assessment and verification of recreational fishing activities on mariculture rafts open to the public.
At present, there are 12 fish culture zones with rafts allowed to conduct recreational fishing. They are:
Anglers should look for rafts allowed to conduct recreational fishing. These rafts should have the following distinctive features:
When fishing on these rafts, anglers should follow the Code of Practice for recreational fishing and refrain from conducting activities that apparently or very likely affect the surrounding environments or mariculture operations in any way. These include, but not limited to, cooking, barbecuing, littering, polluting the water, conducting other water sports, making excessive noise, use of net, trap or chum bait and conducting activities outside the authorized area.