1. To select sites for second
phase artificial reef deployment.
2. To recommend a management strategy for the deployed artificial reefs.
3. To conduct cost-benefit analysis of deploying ARs.
Information gathered through review of international
experience, the two stage public consultation programme, legislative
reviews, and economic and ecological modeling
1. The study has indicated that ARs represent
a cost-effective method of enhancing marine resources in Hong Kong.
2. The study identified suitable locations for second phase AR deployment
and set practical goals and objectives for each deployment site.
3. Recommendations are presented for the deployment of ARs within areas
where fishing effort can be controlled under the Fisheries Ordinance
through designation of Fisheries Protection Areas.
4. Cost benefit analyses determined that if AR are deployed under a
community outreach programme, the economic value of the fishery could
increase by as much as 30% after 15 years (52% after 30 years over and
above increases in the fishery without ARs).
5. It is concluded that ARs, in combination with FPAs and community
involvement, represent a promising, cost-effective means of enhancing
marine ecological resources and rebuilding a high value and sustainable
fishery for Hong Kong.