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8,000 fish larvae were released at the intermediate breeding base of Meiyenshan Fishing Port for the World Oceans Day

 
  • Date:2023-06-27
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【New Taipei City】 Agriculture Bureau, New Taipei City Government launched the World Oceans Day series event for the promotion of healthy agricultural city and in response to the theme of 2023 World Oceans Day, “Planet Ocean: Tides are changing.” To enrich marine fishery resource, fish larvae were released at the “intermediate breeding base at Meiyenshan Fishing Port,” the first in Taiwan, under the witness of Deputy Director Chen Szi-Hui of Agriculture Bureau, National Taiwan Ocean University, Gongliao Fishermen’s Association and Meiyenshan Community. 

Located on the northeastern coasts of Taiwan, Meiyenshan Fishing Port features rich resources and great diversity of fish and algae thanks to the merging of tides and currents. As a cooperative effort of sustainable development for the rich marine resources, New Taipei City Government and National Taiwan Ocean University established the first “intermediate breeding base” in Taiwan at the Meiyenshan Fishing Port. The intermediate breeding ground is established by taking the advantages of seawalls and coves and integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) is introduced to build a habitat environment where the fatigue of fish larvae due to long-distance transportation is minimized, as to help these larvae adapt to the natural environment and improve the survival rate. The results of “intermediate breeding” studies have been published in “Frontiers in Marine Science,” a leading journal in international ocean studies, to help people learn more about what intermediate breeding does for the restoration of marine resources. A total of 8,000 larvae were released in this event, including small scale black fish, spotted knifejaw, black sea bream, and Japanese sea bream. 

Mr. Tsai Yi-Chen, a local resident of Meiyenshan Community witnessing the release, gave his thumb up for the City Hall’s idea of holding fish larvae temporarily in net cages in the port. It not only helps improve the survival rate of the released fish larvae, but also attracts more fish into the port. The locals help by teaming up for patrol and reporting to the research team how the fish is doing in the net cage, while asking tourists or game fishers not to fish in the cages or damage the breeding facilities. The Fisheries and Fishing Port Affairs Management Office said that they will continue to work with Meiyenshan Community and Gongliao Fishermen’s Association for the Meiyenshan intermediate breeding base and invite locals and fishermen for ocean conservation. All citizens are invited to visit the Facebook fan page “What’s Hot about New Taipei Fishery” to learn more about the intermediate breeding base at Meiyenshan Fishing Port. 

The Fisheries and Fishing Port Affairs Management Office pointed out that the larvae release at the intermediate breeding base at Meiyenshan Fishing Port is the response to World Oceans Day, an active effort to protect marine ecology, improve ocean environment and restored ocean resources. The city hall will continue to cooperate with all interested parties to promote ocean conservation, while calling on everyone to protect our beautiful ocean, so that marine resources can be sustainable, and New Taipei City will become an agricultural and healthy city.

What’s Hot about New Taipei Fishery: https://www.facebook.com/ntpcfishery/?locale=zh_TW

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Deputy Director Chen Szi-Hui of Agriculture Bureau, Dr. TH Hsu of NTOU and honored guests visiting the Meiyenshan Fishing Port intermediate breeding base. (open in a new window)Deputy Director Chen Szi-Hui of Agriculture Bureau, Dr. TH Hsu of NTOU and honored guests visiting the Meiyenshan Fishing Port intermediate breeding base.jpg
Deputy Director Chen Szi-Hui of Agriculture Bureau, Dr. TH Hsu of NTOU, and Executive Secretary Lin Li-Mei of Gongliao Fishermen’s Association releasing larvae of small scale black fish, spotted knifejaw, black sea bream, and Japanese sea bream to enrich marine resources. (open in a new window)Deputy Director Chen Szi-Hui of Agriculture Bureau, Dr. TH Hsu of NTOU, and Executive Secretary Lin Li-Mei of Gongliao Fishermen’s Association releasing larvae of small scale black fish, spotted knifejaw, black sea bream, and Japanese sea bream to enrich marine resources.jpg
Dr. TH Hsu of NTOU presenting the results of Meiyenshan Fishing Port intermediate breeding program. (open in a new window)Dr. TH Hsu of NTOU presenting the results of Meiyenshan Fishing Port intermediate breeding program.jpg
Update:2023-07-07