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List of Projects Funded by the Fisheries Enhancement Fund

2023 - 2024 | 2022 - 2023 | 2021 - 2022 | 2020 - 2021 | 2019 - 2020 | 2018 - 2019 | 2017 - 2018
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Project Title
Project Description Applicant Organisation Funded Amount (HK$) Completion Report
Continuation of Safety Enhancement Plan for the Navigation of Small Fishing Vessels - Automatic Identification System*
This project aims at enhancing the safety of working environment of the fisheries industry and raising the safety awareness of individual fishermen by installing automatic identification system (AIS) devices on small fishing vessels of less than 15 m in length. The project targets to reduce accidents and casualties in the industry, as well as to improve safety and productivity. This project phase will continue to purchase and distribute the remaining AIS devices to the fishermen. Also, the project team will monitor the usage situation of fishermen continuously and collect their opinions by conducting questionnaire surveys. Aberdeen Fisherwomen Association Limited 1,733,000
(For Year 20/21)
Pilot Test for Portable Marine Navigation System with Cantonese Narration*
This project aims to install the latest version of AIS devices on local fishing vessels to replace the traditional AIS devices for improvement of maritime safety of fishermen. The latest version of AIS device can give out signals in Cantonese for fishermen's easy understanding. This avoids fishing vessels from entering the wrong navigation lanes and thus reduces accidents. The latest version of AIS device can also record navigation track and date, which facilitates the tracking of records and provision of evidence when needed. Moreover, the latest version of AIS device is portable. Fishermen can bring along the AIS devices when getting off the boat, and thus minimises the risk of theft. The project team will distribute the latest version of AIS devices to fishermen via local fishermen's associations to test if portable AIS device with Cantonese narration can improve maritime safety of fishermen and motivate fishermen in using AIS consistently. This project phase will continue to distribute the remaining AIS devices to the fishermen and collect their opinion after using the device. HK Fisheries Promotion Co. Ltd. 821,000
(For Year 20/21)
Organic Marine Aquaculture Development Pilot Project
(Sustainable Aquaculture Development Project II)
This project is the second stage of the Sustainable Aquaculture Development Project. In this project, suitable fish culture zone would be selected for combined cultivation of two bivalves species together with one species of fish as well as seaweed. Project will develop the first local accredited fish farm for organic aquaculture, as well as accredited organic seafood products. This will facilitate the transformation of the industry to high-value seafood products production, enhance the industry, create business opportunities, and satisfy the needs of customers. Project team will also recommend the use of storm resistant materials in the organic mariculture farm to minimise conventional wood consumption and achieve sustainable development. Hong Kong Organic Aquaculture Association 1,606,900
(For Year 20/21)
Continuation of Pearl Farming cum Ecotourism Project
The project will continue the pearl farming exercise for two more years given its success in the previous pilot project. Apart from the pearl cultivation, the project team will explore the market and business opportunities for local-grown pearls, develop a local-grown pearls brand, promote the harvest to the public, and arrange workshops for pearl farming knowledge sharing with the industry. Ecotourism would also be arranged to enhance public's understanding of pearl farming and instill environmental awareness. Aberdeen Fisherwomen Association Limited 2,440,400 (For Year 20/21)
Sustainable Aquaculture Development Pilot Project - Australian Redclaw Crayfish
This project is a continuation of the previous Australian redclaw crayfish farming pilot project, which aims to increase diversity of the aquaculture industry in Hong Kong through redclaw crayfish cultivation. The project will provide redclaw crayfish farming training workshops and internship opportunities for members of the industry and young people to share the necessary knowledge and experience, and create employment opportunities to attract new talents entering the industry. Hong Kong Aquaculture Research Limited # 759,200 (For Year 20/21)
Development of a High-protein Fish Feed enriched with Selenium
This project aims at collecting discarded pleated sea squirts through the regular cleaning of fouling organisms on fishing nets, to develop a new type of fish feed by waste recycling and support sustainable development. Pleated sea squirt is a reliable source of animal protein and contains high level of selenium; research studies have indicated that selenium contributes to the regulation and enhancement of immune system, as well as antioxidant effects, which will help to minimise the rate of disease infection and mortality in fishes. This project aims to develop a new fish feed formula by examining different aspects, including nutrition assessment, mixing ratio of ingredients and the properties of the fish feed in water. The effects of new fish feed on the appetite, health and meat quality of cultured fish will also be examined. The newly developed fish feed formula would be shared with the industry for free. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 475,472 (For Year 20/21)

* 2nd Phase of Project
** Completion Report to be published upon the submission by Applicant Organisation and acceptance of Fisheries Enhancement Fund Management Committee
# The applicant organisation has been changed from Hong Kong Agricultural Products Technology Research Limited to Hong Kong Aquaculture Research Limited